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Volbeat Lands Sixth No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Songs Chart With ‘Black Rose’

For the sixth time in less than five years, Volbeat have a No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart.

For the sixth time in less than five years, Volbeat have a No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart.

Volbeat racks up its sixth chart-topper in its career on the chart dated June 24, with “Black Rose,” featuring Danko Jones, rising 2-1 (up 9 percent in detections at the format in the week ending June 11, according to Nielsen Music).

It’s the band’s second No. 1 off last year’s album Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie, following the ascent of lead single “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” for nine weeks beginning with the chart dated May 21, 2016. The record’s second single, “Seal the Deal,” reached No. 3 (Dec. 3, 2016).


With the coronation of “Rose,” all six of the Danish heavy metal act’s No. 1s have come in shortly less than five years; “Still Counting,” its first leader, reigned beginning on the chart dated July 21, 2012. That’s a feat that puts the band in rarefied air; Volbeat stands alongside such acts as Van Halen, The Black Crowes, Three Days Grace and Shinedown, each of whom have earned six (or more) No. 1s on the chart in five years or less since its 1981 inception.

That said, many of those acts haven’t been able to match Volbeat’s output in terms of earning its first six No. 1s in five years or less. In all, Volbeat becomes only the sixth act to do so, joining The Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Nickelback, Collective Soul and Stone Temple Pilots. (Notably, the Crowes’ streak was even more impressive, as their first six No. 1s came in a two-year span.)

“Rose” also reaches a new peak on Rock Airplay, rising 18-15 with 4.1 million audience impressions.

Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie, the band’s sixth studio album, debuted at No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums a year ago (June 25, 2016), selling 48,000 copies in its first week — a new best sales week for the rockers in the U.S.