Here’s a chronological look at the songs that have hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s Adult Pop Airplay, Pop Airplay and Rhythmic Airplay charts:
“Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Ricky Martin, 1999
“Mirrors,” Justin Timberlake, 2013
“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell, 2013
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams, 2014
“All of Me,” John Legend, 2014
“Am I Wrong,” Nico & Vinz, 2014
“Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2015
“Havana,” Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug, 2017-18
“Mood,” 24kGoldn feat. Iann Dior, 2020-21
While “Mood” joins that exclusive club, it boasts unique further success, as it also rose to No. 8 on Alternative Airplay and No. 10 on Rap Airplay, in November and December, respectively. It’s, thus, the first song to have topped Adult Pop Airplay, Pop Airplay and Rhythmic Airplay and reached the Alternative Airplay and Rap Airplay top 10; none of the other eight songs above even made the Alternative Airplay or Rap Airplay charts at all.
“Mood” crowned the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Billboard Hot 100 for eight (nonconsecutive) weeks in October-January. It leads the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts for a 24th week each this week, after it ruled Hot Rap Songs for 17 frames.
The 20-year-old artist, born Golden Landis Von Jones, told Billboard last year that his influences range from Miles Davis to Michael Jackson and that by middle school he was compiling eclectic playlists.
As for “Mood,” “I knew [it] was a hit, but I didn’t think it was going to be this big, to keep it 100,” he marveled. “I put my kid out into the world, and [he] got a college degree and a job at 14. He’s exceeding my expectations.”