Glass Animals' Heat Waves has just equalled a Spice Girls US chart feat

Heat Waves has just topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week.

Glass Animals have equalled a long-held US chart record with their mega-hit Heat Waves. 

This week, Heat Waves tops the US Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. According to Billboard, it becomes the longest-running Number 1 hit in America by a British band since Spice Girls' debut chart-topping hit Wannabe also spent a month-long stint at the top of the Hot 100, just over 25 (!) years ago.

Interestingly enough, Heat Waves is also the ninth-longest reigning Number 1 hit by a British group in America. 

The longest chart-topper by a British group is Hey Jude by the Beatles, which had a massive nine-week long reign at Number 1 in 1968. 

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Last year, the band broke another US chart record with Heat Waves - which went viral on TikTok right at the start of the pandemic - with the song taking the longest time of any record to hit the US Top 10

In the UK, the Oxfordshire band did not hit Number 1 with their breakthrough hit, with Heat Waves instead peaking at Number 5, although Official Charts Company data reveals the track had a similarly long journey of 35 weeks to finally crack the Top 10. 

Since forming in 2010, Glass Animals have released three studio albums, 2014's Zaba and 2016's How To Be A Human Being, which peaked at Number 23 on the Official Albums Chart and was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize