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Dua Lipa's 'Houdini' Pulls Off Billboard Magic, Secures Hot Dance/Electronic Songs No. 1

Dua Lipa weaves her enchantment across various Billboard charts as of November 25th with her latest release, " Houdini ." This track marks her inaugural ascent to the summit of the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart , clinching the top spot.

Released at 6 p.m. ET on November 9th, "Houdini" swiftly garnered 23.8 million airplay audience impressions, 12.4 million official streams, and 7,000 downloads in the U.S. from November 10th to 16th, according to Luminate.

This achievement secures Lipa's second No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, offering a sneak peek into her upcoming third studio album slated for 2024. Her previous chart-topper was "Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)" with Elton John, reigning for an impressive 36 weeks starting in October 2021.


Notably, "Houdini" emerges at an impressive No. 11 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, establishing a personal record as Lipa's highest debut to date.

The track's influence extends to the Radio Songs chart, where it makes an entrance at No. 25, marking another best for Lipa. Additionally, it makes a notable debut at No. 16 on Pop Airplay and No. 20 on Adult Pop Airplay, both setting new personal first-week highs.

As previously highlighted, "Houdini" doesn't confine its success to domestic charts. It secures a commendable No. 3 on the Billboard Global 200, boasting 51 million streams and 13,000 global sales. This accomplishment marks Lipa's fourth top 10 on the global chart. Furthermore, the song claims the No. 5 spot on the Billboard Global Excl . U.S. chart, adding another top 10 to her international tally.

To commemorate the song's debut, Lipa engaged with fans at the Houdini Estate in Los Angeles on November 14th. Attendees were invited to navigate an escape room and, once liberated (if successful), to revel in dance.

The title of the song pays homage to the legendary illusionist and escape artist, Harry Houdini , who continues to be a muse even almost a century after his demise.

In the past, Houdini has inspired other chart hits, including Walter Brennan's "Houdini" reaching No. 100 on the Hot 100 in 1962, Kon Kan's "Harry Houdini" hitting No. 33 on Dance Singles Sales in 1989, and Foster the People's "Houdini" reaching No. 37 on Alternative Airplay in 2012.

(With AI Inputs)

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