Mumford & Sons Have Most Hot 100 Hits In A Week By A Band Since The Beatles
The folk rockers have had a Fab week, topping the Billboard 200 and placing six songs on the Hot 100 - the most by a band in a week since the Beatles.
Beatlemania, meet Mumfordmania.
With five debuts joining "I Will Wait" (No. 57), the lead radio single from "Babel," which launched atop the Billboard 200 with the largest sales sum in the U.S. this year - 600,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan - Mumford & Sons is the first band to chart as many as six concurrent Hot 100 titles since the Beatles more than 48 years ago. Debuting are the title cut (No. 60), "Lover's Eyes" (No. 85), "Whispers in the Dark" (No. 86), "Holland Road" (No. 92) and "Ghosts That We Knew" (No. 94).
Mumford & Sons charts its sextet of Hot 100 entries buoyed by streaming, as it posts an unprecedented 12 debuts to the On-Demand Songs chart, the most ever by an act in a week. "Wait" leads the arrivals with 555,000 on-demand streams, according to Nielsen BDS.
No band (as opposed to acts considered groups, as the "Glee" cast has charted a high of nine titles in a week) had logged at least six simultaneous Hot 100 hits since the Fab Four the week of Sept. 19, 1964. That frame featured "A Hard Day's Night" (No. 12), "And I Love Her" (No. 28), "Matchbox" (No. 32), "Slow Down" (No. 43), "If I Fell" (No. 55) and "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" (No. 57).
The Beatles boast the most concurrent Hot 100 hits among all acts, with 14 the week of April 11, 1964.