Band breaks Van Halen’s previous two-decade record
Three Days Grace, the internationally acclaimed and multi- platinum certified Canadian band with over a billion streams on Spotify, has made history with their 14th No. 1 single on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, “Infra-Red.” With this latest achievement, the band has broken Van Halen’s two-decade record of topping the Billboard chart. “Infra-Red” is featured on Outsider, their sixth full-length album and fifth consecutive charting Top 40 debut on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Additionally, the song is the 15th No. 1 single on Mediabase Active Rock Chart.
“If you had told me when we were 14 and making noise in our garage that someday we’d set the record for most No. 1 rock songs in America, I would’ve called you bat-shit crazy!!” states drummer Neil Sanderson about the latest record. “Accomplishments like this are never done individually. We want to thank our family who’s supported us from day one, rock radio who get our music to the masses, our label and friends in the industry for believing in the band, and MOST importantly all our loyal fans on this amazing journey with us.”
The band has spent a total of 70 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard and 66 at Mediabase. They’ve racked five consecutive No. 1 singles from 2012-2014 — “Chalk Outline,” “The High Road,” “Misery Loves My Company,” “Painkiller” and “I Am Machine.” They’ve had two separate runs of three consecutive No. 1 singles. The first was from 2006-2007 with “Animal I Have Become,” “Pain” and “Never Too Late” and from 2009-2019 with “Break,” “The Good Life” and “World So Cold.”
Author: Buddy Iahn
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