'Chart Rewind, 2017

28, 2017,

Kane Brown‘s “What Ifs,” featuring Lauren Alaina, topped Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart

Brown co-wrote

the song with Matt McGinn and Jordan Schmidt, and Dann Huff produced it

The single

marked Brown’s first of eight Country Airplay leaders and Alaina’s second of three

It was

released from Brown’s introductory LP that arrived at the Top Country Albums summit, becoming

The same

week it crowned Country Airplay, “What Ifs” began a five-week command on Billboard‘s streaming-,

It dethroned

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” which had logged a then-record 34-week domination

 I’m happy to

get in there,” Brown told Billboard upon learning of his achievement

Brown, now

29, and Alaina, 28, are both from Georgia and were childhood friends, having met at Lakeview Middle

Brown’s latest

single, “Thank God,” with Katelyn Brown, his wife, rises 19-18 on the latest, Oct

The duet

is from his new album, Different Man, which launched at its No

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