The act last led with ‘Ophelia’ in 2016.
The Lumineers' "Gloria" rises 2-1 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart dated June 8, becoming the folk rock act's fourth leader on the list.
The band earns its first No. 1 since "Ophelia," which ruled for 11 weeks beginning in March 2016. Since then, the act tallied a pair of top three hits ("Cleopatra," No. 2, October 2016; "Angela," No. 3, May 2017), as well as "Sleep on the Floor" (No. 24, February 2018).
The Lumineers continue to have a hold on songs named for women reaching the top of the Adult Alternative Songs chart; since "Ophelia," "Cleopatra" and "Angela," only one title containing a woman's name by another act reached the top three: Hozier's "Nina Cried Power," featuring Mavis Staples (No. 1 for two weeks in October 2018).
Before "Gloria" and "Ophelia," the Lumineers led Adult Alternative Songs with "Stubborn Love" and "Ho Hey," each for eight weeks, in 2013 and 2012, respectively.
"Gloria" concurrently hits a new peak on the Alternative Songs chart, rising 5-4; should it reach No. 1, it would also mark the Lumineers' fourth leader. On the all-rock-format Rock Airplay tally, it lifts 4-3 with 7.7 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music.
The song is the lead single from III, the Lumineers' third album and first since 2016's Cleopatra, which arrived as their first Billboard 200 No. 1 (April 30, 2016) with 125,000 equivalent units earned in its first week. The new set is due Sept. 13.