Radio’s relationship with Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart at No. 20 with 3,961 first-week plays, marking the best first-week sum for a song by a male artist in the chart’s almost 20-year history. Just three weeks later, “Boyfriend” became Bieber’s first format top 10 (after eight prior chart entries).
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