Young Guns: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)
The British rockers stop by Billboard to perform an acoustic version of their debut rock radio No. 1 hit 'Bones.'
In just a little more than a year, Young Guns have gone from debuting on Billboard's emerging artist Uncharted survey to reaching No. 1 on multiple rock charts.
The British quintet - Gustav Wood, John Taylor, Fraser Taylor, Simon Mitchell and Benjamin Jolliffe - debuted at the No. 50 anchor position on Uncharted (which measures online activity of acts yet to appear on a majority of Billboard charts) the week of March 3, 2012, eventually rising to No. 27.
In September, the group released its second album, "Bones," which reached a new peak of No. 35 on Heatseekers Albums last week. The set has generated Young Guns' breakthrough hit, as the title cut crowned the Mainstream and Active Rock radio airplay charts in March and Heritage Rock last month.
"To hit No. 1 in America is something most bands, including ourselves, can usually only ever dream about," Wood says. "To have done it with our debut single is something that is almost too incredible for us to believe. But, here we are alongside bands that we grew up listening to. We are so excited and grateful.
"We feel like we haven't yet scratched the surface."
Check out the band's affable Wood and John Taylor, above, singing "Bones" at a recent visit to Billboard's New York offices.