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Pop Evil Scores Seventh Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 With ‘Survivor’

Pop Evil nabs its seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with "Survivor."

Pop Evil nabs its seventh No. 1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with “Survivor,” which crowns the tally dated Oct. 16.

“Survivor” marks Pop Evil’s second No. 1 in a row, following one-week ruler “Breathe Again” in May.

The band first led with “Trenches” in 2013.


“Survivor” is the third single from the group’s LP Versatile and, after “Breathe Again,” gives Pop Evil at least two No. 1s from an album for the first time since its 2013 set Onyx generated three leaders (“Trenches,” “Deal With the Devil” and “Torn to Pieces”).

Concurrently, “Survivor” bullets at No. 16 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 2.1 million impressions, up 6%, according to MRC Data. It’s a new weekly audience high for the song, which has reached No. 15.

Versatile is the sixth studio album from the band, which formed in Michigan in 2001. The release debuted at No. 21 on the Hard Rock Albums chart dated June 5 and has earned 36,000 equivalent album units to date.