Doja Cat Extends Record for Most No. 1s on Pop Airplay Chart This Decade With ‘Paint the Town Red’


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With her latest hit “Paint the Town Red,” Doja Cat continues to brush off all competition on Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart. The rapper-singer solidifies her standing as the act with the most No. 1s on the survey this decade, as the song ascends to the top of the ranking dated Oct. 28.

The single, released via Kemosabe/RCA Records, becomes Doja cat’s seventh Pop Airplay No. 1 since her first chart-topper in 2020. She extends her record for the most leaders in that span, ahead of runners-up Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa and Harry Styles, each with four No. 1s this decade.


(The Pop Airplay chart reflects plays on over 150 reporting mainstream top 40-formatted stations. Airplay is monitored by Mediabase and provided to Billboard by Luminate.)

Here’s a recap of Doja Cat’s seven Pop Airplay No. 1s:

“Paint the Town Red,” one week at No. 1 to date, Oct. 28, 2023

“Vegas,” four weeks, beginning Oct. 22, 2022

“I Like You (A Happier Song)” (Post Malone feat. Doja Cat), three weeks, beginning Oct. 1, 2022

“Woman,” two weeks, beginning April 9, 2022

“Need To Know,” one week, Feb. 5, 2022

“Kiss Me More” (feat. SZA), one week, July 10, 2021

“Say So,” six weeks, beginning May 16, 2020

Notably, “Paint the Town Red” samples Dionne Warwick’s standard “Walk on By,” which hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964. Thanks to its inclusion, late legends Burt Bacharach and Hal David each top Pop Airplay (which began in 1992) as songwriters for the first time.

“Paint the Town Red” concurrently spends a fourth week at No. 1 on Rhythmic Airplay, where it became Doja Cat’s 10th leader.

The song also crowned the all-genre, multi-metric Hot 100 for three weeks earlier this month, marking Doja Cat’s second No. 1; “Say So” led for a week in 2020. It rules the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a seventh week and Hot Rap Songs for an eighth frame.

“Paint the Town Red” parent album Scarlet debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, marking Doja Cat’s third top 10 set on the chart, dated Oct. 7. Planet Her opened at its No. 2 high in July 2021 and Hot Pink reached No. 9 in May 2020.

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