GLASS ANIMALS BECOME THE BIGGEST ARTIST ON TOP 40 RADIO AS HEAT WAVES MAKES HISTORIC CLIMB TO #1
“HEAT WAVES” PEAKS AT #1 ON SPOTIFY’S GLOBAL TOP 50 CHART– FIRST BRITISH BAND IN SPOTIFY HISTORY TO REACH TOP SPOT
CAPTURE #1 SPOT ON SPOTIFY TODAY’S TOP HIS PLAYLIST
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Critically acclaimed GRAMMY® Award nominated global sensations Glass Animals continue to break records and reach new career highs in 2022, solidifying them as the biggest rock band in the world. This week, “Heat Waves” climbed to #1 on the Top 40 Radio Chart, a first for the band in their career and a historic 81 weeks after the song was released in 2020. Not to mention, the 11-month, 1-week span between the song’s debut on the chart and its reign marks the longest for a #1 in the chart’s nearly 30-year history. Impressively, “Heat Waves”—solely written and produced by Dave Bayley—is the first #1 on the chart written by one writer since Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” in 2018 and first #1 written, produced, and performed by one artist since Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” in 2014.
This week, the global smash hit also peaked at #1 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart – making Glass Animals the first British band to ever reach the #1 position. In addition, this past Friday the song ascended to #1 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits Playlist, where it has been featured for over a year. Just a few weeks ago, “Heat Waves” rose to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, breaking another record for the longest climb to Top 5 in Hot 100 history at 51 weeks. It also recently peaked at #1 on Spotify US Top 50 Chart and surpassed 1 billion streams on the platform.
With the global success of “Heat Waves” and their Dreamland album over the past year, Glass Animals show no signs of slowing down. In addition to their recent GRAMMY® Awards Nomination for Best New Artist and BRIT Awards Nominations for Song of the Year (“Heat Waves”) and Best Rock/Alternative Act, the band is gearing up for a busy spring with the upcoming second leg of their US “Dreamland Tour” in March.
See all their incredible accomplishments during their time in Dreamland below!
Coming Up In 2022
Topped End Of Year Lists in 2021
“Heat Waves” Became The Biggest British Export Of 2021
Number Don’t Lie On “Heat Waves”
Nominated For Almost Every Music Award Show In 2021
Source Republic Records
January 25, 2022 2:59pm ET by Republic Records