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Tate McRae Notches First No. 1 on Pop Airplay Chart With ‘Greedy’

The song previously crowned both the Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts and hit the Hot 100's top 10.

Tate McRae at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards at Line 204 in Los Angeles. The show aired Nov. 19, 2023, on

Tate McRae at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards at Line 204 in Los Angeles. The show aired Nov. 19, 2023, on

Gilbert Flores

Tate McRae gets “Greedy” to No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart.

The song becomes the first leader on the list (dated Dec. 16) for the Calgary, Alberta-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, who reached a prior No. 2 best with her breakthrough hit, “You Broke Me First.,” in 2021.

(The Pop Airplay chart reflects plays on over 150 reporting mainstream top 40-formatted stations. Airplay is monitored by Mediabase and provided to Billboard by Luminate.)

“Greedy,” on RCA Records, has also become McRae’s first top 10 on the all-genre, multi-metric Billboard Hot 100, reaching a No. 7 high to date. It topped the Billboard Global 200 chart for two weeks and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. and the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 for one frame each.


McRae wrote “Greedy” with Amy Allen, Jasper Harris and Ryan Tedder, and Harris and Tedder produced it. It’s Tedder’s sixth Pop Airplay No. 1 as a writer and producer and Harris’ second, and Allen’s third as a writer and McRae’s first.

Meanwhile, McRae bookends Pop Airplay as “Greedy” follow-up “Exes” debuts at No. 40. (McRae and Tedder are likewise two of its writers, while Tedder co-produced it.)

“Greedy” and “Exes” are from McRae’s second LP, Think Later, released today (Dec. 8). She recently performed “Greedy” in her first appearances on both NBC’s Saturday Night Live (Nov. 18) and the Billboard Music Awards (Nov. 19). In April 2024, she’s set to kick off her Think Later World Tour in Dublin.

“I think what defines a pop star is how iconic [they are],” McRae mused in her recent first Billboard cover story. “Madonna, Britney [Spears], Christina [Aguilera]; they would put on these shows and blow everybody away and make timeless art. And that’s what I want to do: make timeless art and timeless performances – and strive to keep on doing that.”


All charts dated Dec. 16 will update on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

Matt Barnes



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