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Shinedown Adds to Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 Record With ‘A Symptom of Being Human’

Shinedown extends its record for the most No. 1s in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart as “A Symptom of Being Human” rises to the top of the Jan. 20-dated survey.

The song becomes the band’s 19th No. 1 on the chart. The four-piece first reigned in November 2005 with “Save Me,” and had last led with “Daylight” in August 2022.

With 19 Mainstream Rock Airplay rulers, Shinedown extends its lead over Three Days Grace, which boasts 17. The chart began in 1981.

Most No. 1s, Mainstream Rock Airplay:

  • 19, Shinedown
  • 17, Three Days Grace
  • 14, Five Finger Death Punch
  • 13, Foo Fighters
  • 13, Metallica
  • 13, Van Halen
  • 12, Disturbed
  • 12, Godsmack
  • 10, Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers)
  • 10, Volbeat

Concurrently, “A Symptom of Being Human” holds at No. 16 on Alternative Airplay, after reaching No. 15 two weeks earlier. It’s Shinedown’s first top 20 hit on the chart since “Bully” peaked at No. 12 in 2012.

On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, “A Symptom of Being Human” ranks at No. 5 after rising to No. 4 two weeks ago, with 4.6 million audience impressions, up 3%, Jan. 5-11, according to Luminate.

The song also crossed over to adult top 40 radio, having logged a No. 15 peak on the Adult Pop Airplay chart last August.

On the most recently published, Jan. 13-dated Hot Rock & Alternative Songs tally — which incorporates streams, airplay and sales data — “A Symptom of Being Human” placed at its No. 29 high. In addition to its airplay, the song earned 1.1 million official U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads Dec. 29-Jan. 4.

“A Symptom of Being Human” is the fourth single from Planet Zero, Shinedown’s seventh studio album. The set debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative Albums chart in July 2022 and has earned 248,000 equivalent album units to date.

All Billboard charts dated Jan. 20 will update on Billboard.com on Wednesday, Jan. 17, a day later than usual due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Jan. 15.

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