Halestorm Becomes Only Fourth Female-Fronted Act to Top Mainstream Rock Chart Twice

Jake Giles Netter
Halestorm photographed in 2014.

Halestorm's "Apocalyptic" conquers the Mainstream Rock Songs chart (rising 2-1), making the Lzzy Hale-fronted band just the fourth female-led act to score two No. 1s at the format (joining the Chrissie Hynde-fronted Pretenders, soloist Stevie Nicks and, most recently, Pretty Reckless). "Apocalyptic" was up 7 percent in plays on the chart in the week ending March 15 according to Nielsen Music.

Halestorm and Pretty Reckless are the only two acts with a female vocalist to lead the male-dominated format since 1990 (when Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet" topped the chart), notching four No. 1 songs between them since 2013.

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Halestorm previously reached No. 1 with "Freak Like Me" for two weeks in 2013 and last charted with "Mz. Hyde," which peaked at No. 15 in February. 

The Grammy-winning hard rock band's third studio album Into the Wild Life is due April 14. The group's previous release, The Strange Case Of…, peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums.


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