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Metallica Charts Three Tracks Simultaneously on Mainstream Rock Songs

The last time an act tripled up on the chart? Metallica in 2008.

Metallica's "Atlas, Rise!" debuts at No. 22 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart dated Nov. 19, giving the legendary metal act three songs on the chart simultaneously. It's the first time an act has tripled up since… Metallica did it eight years ago.

"Atlas" joins previously released tracks "Moth Into Flame" (No. 6) and "Hardwired" (No. 23) on the chart, marking the first time that an act has charted at least three songs on Mainstream Rock Songs simultaneously since Metallica on the Sept. 27, 2008-dated ranking. That week, "The Day That Never Comes" was amid its seven-week run at No. 1 and was joined by "Cyanide" (No. 35) and "My Apocalypse" (No. 40).

Previously, the feat was achieved by Seether, which charted three songs ("Remedy," No. 17; "Truth," No. 19; "The Gift," No. 39) on the March 11, 2006, chart. (Multiple acts previously earned the honor, dating to the tally's 19891 launch).

Plus, with all three of Metallica's titles in the Mainstream Rock Songs chart's top 25, this week marks the first time that an act has tripled up in the top 25 since Green Day on Aug. 6, 2005 ("Holiday," No. 12; "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," No. 19; "Wake Me Up When September Ends," No. 21).

All three currently charting Metallica titles also appear on Rock Airplay simultaneously, the first such triple since Lorde's on the June 7, 2014, ranking ("Team," No. 16; "Tennis Court," No. 32; "Glory and Gore," No. 39). "Atlas" debuts at No. 35 on Rock Airplay with 1.8 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. "Moth" ranks at No. 18 (3.6 million) and "Hardwired," at No. 46 (1.4 million).

"Atlas" is the third preview cut from Metallica's 10th studio album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, due Nov. 18. The set is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act's first album since 2008's Death Magnetic, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 490,000 first-week copies sold.