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Greta Van Fleet's 'When the Curtain Falls' Rises to No. 1 On the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart

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Alexandra Gavillet

From left: Sam Kiszka, Danny Wagner, Josh Kiszka and Jake Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet photographed on Oct. 8, 2018 at Big Red Sun in Venice, Calif.

The song is the band's third leader since its June 2017 chart debut.

Greta Van Fleet notches its third No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, as "When the Curtain Falls" takes over atop the Nov. 10-dated ranking.

The track, which rises 2-1, follows "Safari Song" (No. 1 for three weeks in February and March) and breakthrough hit "Highway Tune" (five weeks, September-October 2017).

Each of Greta Van Fleet's No. 1s has led in a 16-month, three-week span, dating to the band's first chart appearance with "Highway Tune" (June 17, 2017), making the act the fastest to amass three No. 1s since The Pretty Reckless, which accumulated three leaders one week more quickly into its run in 2013-15.

Greta Van Fleet has also charted with "Black Smoke Rising," which appeared on the June 2-dated tally at No. 39.

"Curtain" concurrently bullets at its No. 10 high on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart (6.4 million audience impressions, up 7 percent, according to Nielsen Music). It reached  No. 30 on Adult Alternative Songs and No. 32 on Alternative Songs.

The song is the lead single from Anthem of the Peaceful Army, the Michigan quartet's debut full-length, which launched at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts dated Nov. 3, earning 87,000 equivalent album units in its first week.