Harry Styles’ “As It Was” Breaks Longest Number 1 Record in US

Harry Style’s single “As It Was” has become the longest-running number one hit on the US singles chart by a British artist.

The hit broke the record previously held by Elton John and Mark Ronson after achieving a fifteenth week leading the Billboard Hot 100.

John’s “Candle In The Wind” and Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” spent 14 weeks at the ranking’s top.

Additionally, after spending 15 weeks topping the Billboard Hot 100, As It Was has become the longest-running number one by a single artist and the fourth-longest in US chart history.

Only three songs have topped the Billboard Hot 100 in its 64-year history. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus hold the overall record of 19 weeks with “Old Town Road.”

“Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber topped the list for 16 weeks, as did Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” with Boyz II Men.

Billboard’s Hot 100 ranking is based on different parameters, including all-genre US streaming considering the song’s official audio and official video, sales data, and radio airplay.

According to Luminate, “As It Was” recorded 66 million radio audience impressions, 3,000 downloads sold, and 13.5 million streams between September 16 and 22.

The single also spent ten weeks at number one in the UK between April and June.

“As It Was” also scores its seventh week at the Radio Songs chart’s top and remains in the top 6 Streaming Songs and top 15 Digital Song Sales after weeks in the lead.

Meanwhile, Styles also sports another entertainment achievement. The former One Direction member leads the US box office charts with Olivia Wilde’s new film Don’t Worry Darling, which has an ensemble cast that includes Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan, and Chris Pine.

Despite receiving mixed reviews, the film managed to gross $19.2 million on its opening weekend in North America.

Don’t Worry Darling, directed by Style’s partner, opened as the weekend’s top film in the United States.

However, it has received negative publicity amid reports of drama and disputes between actors behind the scenes.