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The Killers beat own ’Billboard’ record with latest #1 single, “Boy”

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The Killers‘ new single, “Boy,” has hit #1 on Billboard‘s Alternative Airplay chart.

The track, which premiered earlier this month, took just four weeks to reach the top spot on the ranking, a personal best for the “Mr. Brightside” outfit. Previously, the group’s quickest #1 was 2020’s “Caution,” which ascended Alternative Airplay in six weeks.

The last song from any artist to hit #1 on Alternative Airplay as quickly as “Boy” was Twenty One Pilots‘ “Shy Away,” which conquered the chart three weeks after its premiere in 2021.

“Boy” follows The Killers’ new albums Imploding the Mirage and Pressure Machine, which were released in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Brandon Flowers and company are currently on a U.S. tour in support of both records, which continues Wednesday in Denver.

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