Three Days Grace chill from the road on the boardwalk in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Pic: Instagram
Three Days Grace chill from the road on the boardwalk in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Pic: Instagram

Three Days Grace Beats Van Halen Record For Most US No. 1s

Toronto-based RCA recording act Three Days Grace, with over a billion streams on Spotify, has made history with the song “Infra-Red,” their 14th #1 single on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart.

The achievement usurps Van Halen's two-decade record of topping the Billboard chart. “Infra-Red" is featured on Outsider, TDG’s sixth full-length album and fifth consecutive charting Top 40 debut on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 album chart along with a top 3 debut on Nielsen SoundScan Canada’s Top Albums chart.

Said drummer Neil Sanderson about the latest record: “If you had told me when we were 14 and making noise in our garage that someday we’d set the record for most #1 rock songs in America, I would’ve called you bat-shit crazy!! Accomplishments like this are never done individually. We want to thank our family who’s supported us from day one, rock radio who get our music to the masses, our label and friends in the industry for believing in the band, and most importantly all our loyal fans on this amazing journey with us.”

Since launching in 2003, the band has staked a spot amongst the hard rock vanguard, breaking records, topping charts, moving millions of units worldwide, and making history by holding the record for “most #1 singles at Active Rock Radio ever” in the U.S. with 14. In 2015, Human marked the group’s second straight #1 slot on the U.S. Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart as well as their fourth consecutive debut in Top 20 of the Top 200.

The album spawned two #1 singles “Painkiller” and “I Am Machine,” signalling their 13th overall and 5th consecutive number ones on the Active Rock Radio chart in the U.S. Moreover, the four-piece consistently averaged a staggering 3.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify—remaining one of the most listened to rock bands in the world.

In 2012, Transit of Venus soared to the Top 5 of the Top 200 and garnered a nod for “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Juno Awards. The seminal One-X [2006] notched an RIAA triple-platinum U.S. certification as Three Days Grace [2003] was minted platinum and Life Starts Now went gold in the U.S. To date, their veritable arsenal of U.S. number ones includes "Chalk Outline," "The High Road," "Misery Loves My Company," "World So Cold," "Good Life," "Break," "Never Too Late," "Animal I Have Become," "Pain," "Just Like You," and "Home."

The band tours the UK and Europe October and early November and opens a 16-city Canadian tour Nov. 21 in Moncton that winds up in Penticton on Dec. 15.

Sources: Sony Music Entertainment Canada, band website

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