Mumford & Sons Match the Beatles for Most Billboard Hot 100 Singles

2012-10-08

Story by Anne Erickson

Alternative rockers Mumford & Sons have tied a Beatles record

Alternative rockers Mumford & Sons are in good company when it comes to the charting power of their music. On top of their new full-length, “Babel,” entering the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 1 its debut week out, the group has also scored the most singles by a band to occur at the same time on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since the Beatles’ run nearly five decades ago.

Mumford & Sons had six singles from “Babel” make the chart this week, including “I Will Wait” at No. 57, “Babel” at No. 60, “Lover’s Eyes” at No. 85, “Whispers in the Dark” at No. 86, “Holland Road” at No. 92 and “Ghosts That We Knew” at No. 94. Previously, the Beatles enjoyed having six singles in the hot 100 in 1964.

Mumford & Sons scored some major fanfare in regards to streaming, as well, as they earned the most debuts by an artist in a week on the Billboard On-Demand Songs chart. The band held 12 debuts total, and the album’s current single “I Will Wait” garnered a sky-high 555,000 on-demand streams, according to Nielsen BDS.

 




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