Twenty One Pilots earn ninth number-one ‘Billboard’ Alternative single with “Saturday”

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In addition to painting the town, Twenty One Pilots are painting the Billboard charts.

The duo’s current single, “Saturday,” has hit number one on the Alternative Airplay ranking, giving Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun a total of nine leaders on the tally.

Twenty One Pilots now have the sixth-most Alternative Airplay number-ones in the history of the chart, which first began in 1988. Red Hot Chili Peppers have the most, with 13.

“Saturday” appears on the new Twenty One Pilots Scaled and Icy, which was released in May. The record’s lead single, “Shy Away,” also hit number one on Alternative Airplay.

Twenty One Pilots will perform “Saturday” on this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, airing September 12. The video for “Shy Away” is nominated in the Best Alternative category.

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