U2 Has No. 1 Albums In 4 Consecutive Decades
With its eighth No. 1 album overall, U2 made history this week as the only band to ever have No. 1 albums on the U.S. charts in four consecutive decades.
Songs of Experience debuted Dec. 1 in the top spot with 186,000 album-equivalent units and became the best-selling rock album of the year, according to Billboard.
The last rock album to sell more than Songs of Experience was Metallica's Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, which hit the charts in December 2016 with 291,000 units.
But perhaps even more impressive than the strong performance of Songs of Experience is what it says about the band's longevity.
U2 is now the only group to score No. 1 albums in the '80s, '90s, 2000s and 2010s – a four decade streak that is only bested by solo artists Barbara Streisand and Cher, who each have No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades.
Original article by Andrew Magnotta at iHeartRadio