Mumford and Sons equal Beatles record on Billboard chart

Mumford & Sons

Mumford and Sons have become the first band since the Beatles to have six singles in America's Billboard Hot 100 chart at the same time.

The Londoners are at number 57 with I Will Wait while their new album Babel is number one on the album chart.

The other songs in the top 100 are Babel (60), Lover's Eyes (85), Whispers in the Dark (86), Holland Road (92) and Ghosts That We Knew (94).

The band has six songs in the chart because of plays on streaming services.

I Will Wait was streamed 555,000, according to Nielsen BDS.

Last week Mumford and Sons also sold 159,000 copies of Babel in the UK, making it the fastest-selling album of the year so far.

The Beatles had six songs in the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1964.

A Hard Day's Night went to number 12 while And I Love Her (28), Matchbox (32), Slow Down (43), If I Fell (55) and Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (57) were also in the chart.

In April of the same year, the Beatles had 14 songs in the Billboard Hot 100.

Glee also charted nine titles in one week but the TV show is classed as a group not a band.