Steve Lacy earns first Billboard #1 hit after ‘Bad habit’ overtakes Harry Styles’ ‘As it was’

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Steve Lacy performs on the Camp Stage during day 2 of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 at Exposition Park on October 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“Bad Habits” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, becoming Steve Lacy’s first #1 hit on the coveted singles chart in the United States.

The track has been steadily improving in recent weeks. Initially charting at No. 100 on the Hot 100, the song gradually rose to No. 2 and has remained there for the past four weeks, trailing only Harry Styles’ record-breaking single “As It Was.”

Steve Lacy is now one of the few artists who debuted on the charts for the first time and eventually peaked at No. 1 for the duration of their chart run. This year, he is following in the footsteps of Glass Animals, who had a hit with “Heat Waves,” and the Encanto Cast, who had a hit with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”

On last week’s tracking schedule, “Bad Habits” generated 40.3 million airplay impressions, approximately 20.4 million streams, and 2,000 downloads, according to Billboard.

With the unexpected overtake, Harry Styles’ “As It Was” is now in second place, putting Styles’ expected 16-week reign at the top on hold for another week. Last week, the single spent its 15th nonconsecutive week at the top of the charts.

The much-anticipated single “Unholy” by Sam Smith and Kim Petras debuts at No. 3. Sam Smith is no stranger to the Top 10 charts, having previously topped them with his previous tracks. It’s a different story for Petras, as “Unholy” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 entry.

Post Malone and Doja Cat’s “I Like You (A Happier Song)” falls to No. 4 after reaching No. 3 last week, while Nicky You’re and dazy’s “Sunroof” climbs to No. 5. “Super Freaky Girl” by Nicki Minaj has returned to No. 6 while leading the Hot Rap Songs Charts for an unprecedented seventh week.

“I Ain’t Worried” by OneRepublic remains at No. 7, while Morgan Wallen’s “You Proof” falls to No. 8.

Cardi B and GloRilla’s “Tomorrow 2” debuts at No. 9, giving Cardi B her ninth Top 10 single. Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” which peaked at No. 1 a few weeks ago after a massive skyrocket thanks to TikTok, rounds out the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10.