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GLASS ANIMALS KICK OFF 2022 WITH “HEAT WAVES” CLIMBING TO #3 ON BILLBOARD HOT 100

BREAKS RECORD FOR LONGEST CLIMB TO TOP 5 IN HOT 100 HISTORY

Critically acclaimed GRAMMY® Award nominated global sensations Glass Animals have started off 2022 with a recording-breaking milestone and first in their career—today, “Heat Waves” climbed to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, breaking the record for the longest climb to Top 5 in Hot 100 history at 51 weeks. Not to mention, “Heat Waves” rose to #3 on the Top 40 Radio Chart and #6 on the Hot AC Radio Chart this week, and over past two weeks, it peaked at #1 on Spotify US Top 50 Chart, surpassed 1 billion Spotify streams, and amassed a new peak of 969K streams on the platform in a day. In addition to their GRAMMY® Awards Nomination for Best New Artist, the band was also recently nominated for two BRIT Awards for Song of the Year (“Heat Waves”) and Best Rock/Alternative Act. They celebrated the announcement with a performance at “The BRITs Are Coming 2022”.

2021 was a well-earned breakthrough year for Glass Animals with an avalanche of accolades. With the global success of “Heat Waves” and their Dreamland album, they’ve emerged as the biggest rock band in the world and show no signs of stopping in 2022.

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See all their incredible accomplishments during their time in Dreamland below!

Coming Up In 2022
●               Band returns to US to continue their Dreamland Tour – see dates here
●               Festival performances at Lighting In A Bottle, BUKU, Reading, Leeds, and more
●               More new music & collaborations

Topped End Of Year Lists
●               Billboard’s “Top Rock Artist” of 2021
●               Variety’s Hitmakers’ Group of the Year Award
●               Dave Bayley named Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Songwriter of 2021 (#8)
●               Named Sirius XM’s Class of 2021
●               “Heat Waves” Named #4 on Spotify’s Most Streamed Song of 2021 US List & #9 on Most Streamed Song of 2021 Global List
●               “Heat Waves” Named #1 Most Streamed Song on Australian Spotify List
●               Named Song of the Year by Lil Nas X during NPR Interview
●               “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” Named Top 50 Songs of 2021 by Consequence

“Heat Waves” Became The Biggest British Export Of 2021
●               “Heat Waves”’ global success means that Glass Animals have produced the biggest new single export from the UK this year.
●               The British group is only behind heritage acts Fleetwood Mac with “Dreams” and Queen with “Bohemian Rhapsody” for biggest song of the year from a group.
●               Band has amassed over 34 million monthly listeners on Spotify, surpassing major artists including Lorde, Tyler, the Creator, Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, 6Black, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala

Number Don’t Lie On “Heat Waves”
●          RIAA Triple Platinum in the US
●          Nearly 2 billion streams globally
●          #1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs Chart for 10 weeks
●          #1 on Spotify’s US Top 50 Chart
●          #3 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart
●          #3 on Top 40 Radio Chart
●          #3 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart
●          #4 on Spotify’s Daily Top 200 Chart
●          #6 on Hot AC Radio Chart
●          #7 on Spotify’s Global Chart
●          #12 on Shazam Global Chart
●          Broke the record for the longest climb to the Hot 100 Chart Top 5 (#3) with 51 weeks on the chart
●          Included on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits for over a year
●          #2 UMG Streaming Single
●          Official remix with iann dior

Nominated For Almost Every Music Award Show In 2021
●               GRAMMY® Awards Nomination: Best New Artist
●               2 Billboard Music Awards Nominations: “Top Rock Song” and “Top Rock Album” and performed “Heat Waves” live on the show as their first US Award Show Performance – watch here
●               2 MTV VMAs Nominations: “Best Alternative” for “Heat Waves” and for “Best Visual Effects” for “Tangerine”
●               2 American Music Awards Nominations: “Favorite Pop Duo or Group” and “Favorite Rock Artist”
●               2 BRIT Awards Nominations: “Song of the Year” for “Heat Waves” and “Best Rock/Alternative Artist”

 

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