Glass Animals have broken the record of the longest climb to the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with their Double Platinum smash hit “Heat Waves.” This week, the single entered the Top 10, a first for the band in their career, after an impressive and record-breaking 42-week streak on the Hot 100 Chart.
This news arrives following recent excitement surrounding Glass Animals’ nominations for two 2021 American Music Awards—“Favorite Pop Duo or Group” and “Favorite Rock Artist.” 2021 has been the band’s biggest year of their career thus far, with “Heat Waves” becoming the UK’s biggest export from a British contemporary band and making Glass Animals the biggest band in the world right now.
The group’s latest single “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” has amassed over 23 million global streams to date and entered the Top 10 on the US Alternative Radio Chart this week. Last month, Glass Animals performed the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Meanwhile, “Heat Waves” shows no signs of stopping with nearly 1.5 billion global streams to date. The global smash hit recently peaked at #4 on Spotify’s Daily Top 200 Chart, #3 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart, and #6 on Spotify’s US Top 50 Chart, as well as #1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs Chart. Recently, the song has been back by the likes of Taylor Swift, Will Smith, and Lana Del Rey.
As the band continues the biggest year of their career, they have recently topped several Grammy predictions lists for “Best New Artist” nomination predictions, including Variety, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Hits Daily Double, Gold Derby, and more, with Gold Derby proclaiming, “My best bets are Glass Animals, whose hit “Heat Waves” has become a massive success and keeps rising on the charts.”
This week, Glass Animals begin the UK leg of their 2021 ‘Dreamland Tour’, with Financial Times declaring them “pandemic’s pop success story.” They wrapped the US leg with two sold-out shows at the legendary Santa Barbara Bowl last month, and the massive tour included sold-out shows at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and many more, as well as headline sets at Firefly Music Festival, Life Is Beautiful Festival, and Outside Lands Festival.