In the latest Billboard Pop Songs radio airplay chart (dated for March 31, 2018) the 90s throwback smash “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and Cardi B is sitting pretty on the tip top of the list. This is Bruno Mars’ 9th #1 on the chart but is Cardi’s first.
This makes Mars the artist with the most #1’s on the chart from a solo male since it’s inception. With “Finesse” he surpasses Justin Timberlake, who held the title before this week. This is also Mars’ second #1 on the chart from his “24K Magic” album.
According to Billboard:
The Pop Songs chart, which began in 1992 (and in 2017 celebrated its 25th anniversary), measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 160 mainstream top 40 stations.
The Pop Songs radio airplay chart isn’t the only chart where the single is having success. “Finesse” hit #3 on the streaming, airplay and sales based Hot 100 chart.