Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ is the longest Billboard Hot 100 hit by a female singer

The numbers are there and Billboard confirmed that Dua Lipa is rewriting history.

Lipa’s single “Levitating” has now passed its 70th week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This feat of sonic popularity broke the previous women’s record for a 69-week run on the chart held by “Blue” singer LeAnn Rimes. Lipa’s predecessor held the record for several years after his song “How Do I Live” captured mass attention from 1997 to 1998.

The Billboard Hot 100 chart itself was first created in 1958, and since then only five songs have spent 70 or more consecutive weeks on the chart. “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons”, “Sail” by AWOLNATION” and “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz have all spent more than 70 weeks charting Billboard Hot 100, and Lipa is now the first female artist to throw her hat into that chart club.

“It’s nice after working so hard, especially despite the pandemic when you have limited resources,” Lipa Recount Billboard. “So that means a lot to me. ‘Levitation’ does its thing on the Billboard graphic is absolutely surreal. This song has been my baby for so long, and to have it in the world, and to have people’s response be the way it is…it’s absolutely breathtaking to me. I’m really, really, really grateful for all of this.

This news comes after “Levitating” made headlines for other reasons. Lipa was recently sued by reggae band Artikal Sound System for “Levitating” for “ripping off their 2017 song.” The pop singer was also sued for copyright infringement by a group of songwriters for “Levitating.”

Stay tuned for more updates on Dua Lipa and the ever-popular international hit song, “Levitating.”

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