Roadrunner execs Mike Easterlin & Mitch Mills discuss how twenty one pilots have crossed over three top 15 Hot 100 hits in the past year.
"You could tell there was something special," recalls Mike Easterlin, president of Roadrunner Records and Fueled by Ramen, about first hearing the songs that would make twenty one pilots' album Blurryface.
His impression was echoed by fans, as the set soared in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated June 6, 2015, marking twenty one pilots' first leading album on the survey. Over the next year, the duo (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun) would score a monster alternative hit in Blurryface lead single "Tear in My Heart"; the pair's first two Billboard Hot 100 top 10s, "Stressed Out" (No. 2) and "Ride" (up 10-9 on the latest chart); and a fourth hit with new single "Heathens," from the forthcoming film Suicide Squad, which debuted on the July 9 Hot 100 at No. 14.