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Breaking Benjamin Earns Fifth No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Songs

"Never Again" shoots 3-1, making the band's 2015 album "Dark Before Dawn" its first to generate three chart-topping singles.

Breaking Benjamin earns its fifth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, as “Never Again” lifts 3-1 on the tally dated April 1.

The track is the third leader from the hard rock act’s fifth LP Dark Before Dawn, which was released in June 2015. That’s the most No. 1s that the band has pulled from an album. Previously, the set’s “Failure” (nine weeks, beginning May 23, 2015) and “Angels Fall” (four weeks; Nov. 7, 2015) led the list.

The act first ruled Mainstream Rock Songs just more than 10 years ago, with “Breath” (seven weeks, starting March 24, 2007). Its other No. 1: “I Will Not Bow,” which led for two weeks (beginning Nov. 28, 2009).


Meanwhile, “Never Again” breaks into the top 20 of the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, rising 21-18 with 3.8 million overall audience impressions (up 16 percent), according to Nielsen Music. It also hits a new high on Hot Rock Songs at No. 28.

Led by frontman Ben Burnley since its inception, Breaking Benjamin is nearing its 15th anniversary of first making a Billboard chart. The group debuted at No. 40 on Mainstream Rock Songs with the eventual top 20 hit “Polyamorous” on July 27, 2002.