Red Hot Chili Peppers Set Record for Most Number Ones in Modern Rock Radio Chart History With Current Single “Snow (Hey Oh)”

01/17/07

With the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest single, “Snow (Hey Oh)” claiming the top spot on Billboard's Modern Rock chart this week, the Los Angeles quartet have set the astounding record for the artist with the most Number One hits in Modern Rock radio chart history with eleven chart topping songs.

Indeed, Red Hot Chili Peppers have made musical history by holding the record for the most amount of weeks at Number One at Modern Rock Radio (all singles combined) for a total of 77 weeks! In addition to the three Number One singles from Stadium Arcadium, there are also the smashes from 1991's "Give It Away," 1993's "Soul to Squeeze," 1995's "My Friends," 1999's “Scar Tissue” (which holds the record for the song with the longest run at Number One with 16 weeks), 2000‘s "Californication," 2000's "Otherside," 2002's "By the Way," and 2002's "Can't Stop.”

This impressive feat also marks the first time the Red Hot Chili Peppers have scored three Number One Modern Rock singles in a row from one album. “Snow (Hey Oh)” is the third hit single, following “Dani California” and “Tell Me Baby” from the band's platinum-selling 2-CD set Stadium Arcadium. The much-lauded album has been nominated for six 2007 Grammy Awards, including “Album of the Year,” “Best Rock Album” and “Best Rock Song” for the smash “Dani California.” Tune in to the Grammy telecast, which airs on February 11th at 8 P.M. ET/PT on CBS to see the band perform live on the awards show.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on a three-month tour - with fellow multiple-Grammy nominees Gnarls Barkley - that runs through February and March.

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Source: Warner Bros. Records