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Doja Cat Earns 10th Rhythmic Airplay No. 1 With ‘Paint the Town Red’

Billboard | September 29, 2023

Doja Cat’s “Paint Town the Red” becomes her 10th No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Airplay chart, rising 2-1 on the survey dated Oct. 7.

The song is Doja Cat’s first No. 1 on Rhythmic Airplay since “Vegas,” which reigned for a week in November 2022.

Between “Vegas” and “Paint the Town Red,” she reached the tally with “Attention,” which peaked at No. 25 in July.

Doja Cat first ruled Rhythmic Airplay with “Say So” in 2020, meaning each of her 10 No. 1s has occurred in the 2020s (only Drake, with 12 in the ’20s, has more). She becomes one of just 11 acts to nab at least 10 No. 1s on Rhythmic Airplay in its 31-year history. Drake leads all acts with 38 toppers, while Rihanna rules all women with 17 leaders.

Concurrently, “Paint the Town Red” rises 9-7 on Pop Airplay and debuts at No. 38 on Adult Pop Airplay. It also appears at No. 3 on Rap Airplay, No. 15 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, No. 16 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.

On the most recent all-format Radio Songs chart (Sept. 30, reflecting the tracking week ending Sept. 21), “Paint the Town Red” vaulted 13-9 with 44.9 million radio audience impressions, up 19%, according to Luminate.

The song spent its first week at No. 1 on the multi-metric Billboard Hot 100 Sept. 16 and appears at No. 2 on the Sept. 30 tally as the chart’s greatest gainer in airplay. In addition to its radio airplay, the track earned 26.7 million official U.S. streams and 8,000 downloads Sept. 15-21.

“Paint the Town Red” is from Scarlet, Doja Cat’s fourth studio album. It was released Sept. 22 and is poised for a debut on the Billboard 200 dated Oct. 7, the top 10 of which will be announced on Sunday, Oct. 1 and updated online Tuesday, Oct. 3, alongside the rest of Billboard’s charts.

Written by Billboard


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