The Canadian singing group The Roots has hit the Billboard Hot 100, marking the first time a group from the country has done so since 1970.
The group has sold more than 11 million albums, more than 2 million concerts and sold more million singles in the U.S. than any other Canadian group.
The Billboard Hot 200 chart is divided into three parts: the Hot 100 on Jan. 6, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on Feb. 1 and the Hot Rock Songs chart that same week.
The Roots hit the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in January, with their song “God Bless America.”
Their next album, The Roots, is scheduled to be released in March.
Their song “America, We’re All Believers” was the first song from their latest album, “The Roots,” to reach the Hot 200.
“God Bless Our Country” has been certified Platinum in the United States.
Its a milestone in the countrys music history, said Dave Shaffer, president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association.
“This is a great song and a great group.
They have really been making an impact and they are very much appreciated.”
The Roots are a group of Canadian-born singers and songwriters, including guitarist John Legend and keyboardist Justin Vernon.
They formed the group in 1976 and were signed to Universal Records.
The Roots have sold more music than any Canadian group with a total of over 10 million albums sold worldwide.