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New Divide making billboard history

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Billboard article.

'NEW' NO. 1: Same as the old one, and that lifts Linkin Park into elite territory in the history of the Alternative Songs chart.

"New Divide" leads the airplay list for a 10th week, making Linkin Park just the second act in the chart's 21-year archives to enjoy reigns of at least 10 weeks with three or more tracks. The band stayed on top for 12 weeks in 2003-04 with "Numb" and held sway for 15 frames with "What I've Done" in 2007.

Only Red Hot Chili Peppers have enjoyed more double-digit runs at No. 1, with four: "Scar Tissue" (16 weeks, 1999), "Otherside" (13 weeks, 2000), "By the Way" (14 weeks, 2002) and "Dani California" (14 weeks, 2006).

Of the 268 songs to lead Alternative Songs since the chart's Sept. 10, 1988, launch, "New Divide" is the 20th to command for at least 10 weeks. Foo Fighters' "The Pretender" logged the longest penthouse occupancy, leading for 18 weeks from Sept. 1 through Dec. 29, 2007.