Three Days Grace Set Billboard Record With 14th No. 1 Mainstream Rock Single
We see you, Three Days Grace, we see you! The band now sits alone as the act with the most No. 1 Mainstream Rock Songs in Billboard's history thanks to their current single "Infra-Red" currently topping the chart. That broke a tie with Van Halen, who had held the record for two decades. In addition, "Infra-Red" is also the band's 15th No. 1 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart.
Drummer Neil Sanderson says, "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!! 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's amazing run of chart-toppers on the Billboard chart started in Aug. 2004 when "Just Like You" climbed to the top spot and spent four weeks at No. 1. The longest stint at No. 1 by any of their songs occurred in 2012 when "Chalk Outline" spent 10 weeks on top. "Animal I Have Become" and "Pain" also spent nine weeks at No. 1 in 2006, keeping the band a constant on the airwaves.
Other chart-toppers for the band include: "Home" (2005), "Never Too Late" (2007), "Break" (2009), "The Good Life" (2010), "World So Cold" (2010), "The High Road" (2013), "Misery Loves Company" (2013), "Painkiller" (2014), "I Am Machine" (2015) and "The Mountain," which topped the chart earlier this year.
In all, Three Days Grace have spent a total of 70 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. However, the band can't just rest on their laurels as Shinedown have been nipping at their tail with their own run of 12 No. 1 songs.
The Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart began in March 1981, then known as the Rock Albums and Top Tracks Chart. The chart changed its name twice before settling on the Mainstream Rock Chart in 1996. While Van Halen topped the chart with the most No. 1's, it should be noted that the band had released three albums before the chart's existence started.
Three Days Grace have dates in the U.K. and Europe this October and November, followed by a Canadian headline tour to finish out the year. See all of their scheduled dates here. The shows come in support of their Outsider album, which can be purchased here.
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