Volbeat sets US chart record 

Danish rockers pip U2 for their eighth Billboard number one hit

The Danish rock band Volbeat has managed to secure a serious foothold on the US market.  

In fact, the band has set a new record for a non-US artist with its eighth number one hit on the Billboard hit list – which ranks the most-played tunes on the radio within its genre. 

It’s the first time a non-US band has reached number one on the list for the eighth time – the previous record holder being none other than U2, which has done so seven times since 1981.  

Volbeat song topping the charts at the moment is ‘Die to live’ off the ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’ album, which was released last year. 

However, the Danes have their work cut out if they want to reach the all-time record for US bands. 

Shinedown and Three Days Grace have both had number-one hits no less than 15 times.