Pop Evil & Florence + the Machine Score New Airplay Chart No. 1s
Pop Evil's "Footsteps" rises 2-1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart (dated Oct. 3), marking the hard rock band's fourth leader on the airplay chart. The group first led in July 2013 (for four weeks) with "Trenches," followed by "Deal With the Devil" (one week, December 2013) and "Torn to Pieces" (two, June 2014).
Pop Evil formed in Michigan in 2001 and first entered the chart in 2008 with "Hero," which reached No. 24. The band reached its best rank (No. 6) on the Top Rock Albums chart dated Sept. 12 with the debut of its fifth studio set (and third entry on the tally), Up.Making Waves: On Adult Alternative Songs, Florence + the Machine reign for a fourth time as "Ship to Wreck" sails 2-1. Parent album How Big How Blue How Beautiful becomes the band's first to generate two Adult Alternative Songs toppers, as first single "What Kind of Man" led for three weeks in May. The Florence Welch-led act first ruled the airplay chart with breakout hit "Dog Days Are Over" in 2011 and "Shake It Out" in 2012 (also for three weeks each).Good 'Story': Gary Clark Jr. starts at No. 4 on Top Rock Albums, and notches his fifth consecutive No. 1 on Blues Albums, with The Story of Sonny Boy Slim (27,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music). He also lands his second top 10 on the Billboard 200 (No. 8), following his previous studio set, 2012's Blak and Blu (No. 6).