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Seether Scores Second Straight Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 With 'Bruised and Bloodied'

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The band reigns back-to-back for the first time in a decade.

Seether strings together two No. 1s in a row on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay chart for the first time since 2011, as "Bruised and Bloodied" rises 2-1 on the May 15-dated survey.

The coronation follows the three-week reign of the band's prior single "Dangerous" last October. Seether previously led back-to-back in 2011 with "Country Song" and follow-up "Tonight."

"Bruised and Bloodied" marks the Shaun Morgan-led group's eighth total Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1. It first ruled with "Remedy" for eight weeks in 2005.

Concurrently, "Bruised and Bloodied" leaps into the top 10 (12-9) of the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 2.9 million audience impressions, up 5%, according to MRC Data. It's Seether's seventh top 10 on the list, which began in 2009, and its placement is aided by a smattering of alternative radio airplay in addition to its mainstream rock format success.

"Bruised and Bloodied" is the second single from Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, Seether's eighth studio album. It debuted at No. 3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart in September and has earned 60,000 equivalent album units to date.