Harry Styles' "As It Was" Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

“As It Was” marks his second No. 1 single, following “Watermelon Sugar,” and it is also being celebrated as the first No. 1 debut of his career.

Harry Styles at the 2021 Grammys

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Harry Styles at the 2021 Grammys

Harry Styles has the No. 1 song in the country.

The British pop star has earned a chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single “As It Was,” the publication announced on Monday. “As It Was” marks his second No. 1 single, following the 2020 success of “Watermelon Sugar,” and first No. 1 debut of his career—making a bold statement ahead of his upcoming third studio album Harry’s House.

The #Hot100 top 10 (chart dated April 16, 2022)

— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) April 11, 2022

The song secured the biggest streaming week of any song in 2022 so far, with 43.8 million streams, 27.2 million radio airplay audience impressions, and 10,300 downloads throughout its tracking week of April 1-7.

“As It Was” also marks the most streams for a song in its first week of availability since Adele’s 2021 single “Easy on Me,” which secured a first week of 53.9 million streams. 

.@onedirection becomes the first group in history to have multiple members debut at #1 on the Hot 100 as soloists (@Harry_Styles & @zaynmalik).

— chart data (@chartdata) April 11, 2022

Styles has had three other top 10 singles in his career—“Adore You,” which peaked at No. 6, “Sign of the Times,” which debuted at No. 4, and “Watermelon Sugar.” Now, he and Zayn Malik have made One Direction the first-ever band to see No. 1 debuts from two different band members. 

.@Harry_Styles' highest peaking songs on the Hot 100:
#1 Watermelon Sugar
#1 As It Was
#4 Sign Of The Times
#6 Adore You
#17 Lights Up
#57 Golden
#62 Falling
#84 Cherry
#93 Sweet Creature
#99 She

— chart data (@chartdata) April 11, 2022

To get to No. 1, “As It Was” kicked Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” to No. 2, as Latto’s “Big Energy” remained at No. 3 for its second consecutive week. 

The song’s success comes after it already broke the U.S. Spotify record for the most-streamed track in a single day last week, and as Noel Gallagher questioned Styles’ legitimacy as a musician. The comments likely didn’t bother Harry, who hasn’t responded, and now has his Fine Line follow-up arriving on May 20.

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