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Imagine Dragons make chart history

Imagine Dragons make chart history

STICKING AROUND: Imagine Dragons have set a Billboard chart record. Photo: Associated Press

Imagine Dragons have made U.S. pop chart history by becoming the first act to score 77 successive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with one hit.

The rock group’s “Radioactive” passed Jason Mraz’s 76-week record on Wednesday, while AWOLNATION’s “Sail” ties the singer/songwriter with 76 weeks on the countdown.

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds tells Billboard.com he’s stunned by the longevity record: “It’s unbelievable. There are few things more satisfying as an artist than seeing your music have longevity. But, we could never have expected to see one of our songs have legs like this.

“People seem to be connecting to it in personal ways, which is exactly what we hoped for. We’ve been out on the road and focused on touring for a long time. Somewhere along the way, we started to realize the song was taking on a life of its own.”

“Radioactive” started its impressive run on the chart in September, 2012. It reached number three – its highest position – in August.

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