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Halestorm Ties Record Atop Mainstream Rock Songs

The Lzzy Hale-fronted band matches a mark among women rockers. Plus, Between the Buried and Me and Bring Me the Horizon notches debuts.

As Halestorm‘s “Amen” jumps 4-1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart (dated Aug. 1), the Lzzy Hale-fronted band ties a record.

The group matches the mark for the most leaders, three, by an act with a female vocalist. Since the airplay chart launched in 1981, only the Pretty Reckless, led by Taylor Momsen, has led the list as many times, establishing the mark when “Follow Me Down” became its third No. 1 on the chart dated May 2.Halestorm had most recently led the ranking with “Apocalyptic” (March 28) after first crowning the list in 2013 with “Freak Like Me.” (With the release of its third studio set, Into the Wild Life, earlier this year, Halestorm became the only female-fronted group to top Hard Rock Albums twice since it originated in 2007.)

Halestorm and the Pretty Reckless remain the only two female-fronted bands to lead Mainstream Rock Songs since the last solo woman, Alannah Myles, reigned with “Black Velvet” in 1990.\

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Buried Rises: On Top Rock Albums, Between the Buried and Me scores its first No. 1 with Coma Ecliptic (19,000 sold according to Nielsen Music). The metal band also notches its highest start on the Billboard 200 (No. 12). Its seventh full-length additionally marks its first leader on Hard Rock Albums and on Vinyl Albums (3,000). The North Carolina group previously charted as high as No. 7 on Top Rock Albums with The Parallax II: Future Sequence in 2012 (17,000 first-week copies sold).

‘Happy’ News: Bring Me the Horizon debuts on Hot Rock Songs at No. 27 with “Happy Song,” from the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, That’s the Spirit. The hard rock band previously debuted, and peaked, as high as No. 11 on the list with “Drown” back in November. “Happy” also debuts at No. 1 on the Hard Rock Digital Songs chart (11,000 downloads sold).