"Circles" becomes the first song to climb over the mysterious barrier of 33 weeks that Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," the Cardi B-assisted Maroon 5 song "Girls Like You," and Malone's collab track with Swae Lee "Sunflower" couldn't surpass.
Even though "Circles" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 14, it took over two months for the song to reach No. 1 on November 30.
Posty is no stranger to Billboard success. In November, Bleeding finished atop the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth nonconsecutive week, a feat that had not been accomplished since 2018's Scorpion by Drake. It was also considered by Billboard to be the most popular album of 2019, based on the 3.001 million equivalent album units earned last year, with 357,000 of that total consisting of traditional sales.
This is a positive turn of events for "Circles," which was the focal point in a lawsuit filed earlier this month by Tyler Armes, who claimed that he "co-wrote the chords and the bass line for the song," in addition to contributing to the main guitar melody. Armes is seeking a co-writer credit, as well as a cut of past and future royalties.