MUSIC NEWS- MUMFORD & SONS have achieved a record set by The Beatles by placing six songs in the Billboard Hot 100. The band, who this week beat Justin Bieber's 'Believe' by smashing the 2012 US album sales record with their second album 'Babel', have added another amazing achievement by having six singles in the Hot 100, according to music publication, Billboard.
Mumford & Sons are the first band to chart as many as six concurrent titles in the chart since The Beatles did it 48 years ago. All tracks are from their new album, and include 'I Will Wait' (# 57), 'Babel (60), 'Lover's Eyes' (85), 'Whispers In The Dark' (No 86), 'Holland Road' (92) and 'Ghosts That We Knew' (94).
The band matched the sextet record thanks to streaming services, since they posted an unprecedented twelce 'Babel' tracks in the On-Demand Charts with 'I Will Wait' said to hit 555,000 streams.
No band; note the cast of Glee, who reached nine singles on the chart, have been considered a group rather than a band by record compilers, have achieved a total of six or more titles in the Hot 100 since the legendary Fab Four from Liverpool in September 19, 1964.