The American funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers since 1984 has released eleven studio albums, three live albums, 12 compilation albums, eight video albums, five extended plays, 44 singles, and 46 music videos. To date, the band has sold over 80 million albums worldwide. They have been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, of which they have won six. The band currently holds the record for most number one singles (13), most cumulative weeks at number one (87) and most top-10 songs (25) on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
The band released their 11th studio album, their first with producer Danger Mouse, titled The Getaway in June 2016. Danger Mouse replaced Rick Rubin after 25 years and the previous six albums. “Dark Necessities“, the first single from the album, became the band’s 13th number-one single on the Alternative Songs chart, a record they have held since 2006 and extended their lead over Linkin Park (11). The song was also the band’s 25th top ten single on the Alternative Songs chart, extending their record over runner-up U2 (23). It also became only the fourth song ever to top the Mainstream Rock, Alternative Songs and Adult Alternative charts at the same time. The song became the Chili Peppers’ 30th to chart inside the chart’s top 20, which places them one entry below U2, with 3 The Chili Peppers moved into a tie for the third-most Alternative Songs visits, matching Foo Fighters‘ 31; the leader, again, is U2 at 41, while Pearl Jam has charted 38.The Getaway made its debut at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and it was the band’s seventh straight album to chart within the top four dating back to 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik.