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Shinedown Ties for Second-Most Mainstream Rock Airplay Top 10s

"Planet Zero" zooms to the top 10 in just its second week on the chart.

Shinedown hits the top 10 of Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart for the 28th time, as “Planet Zero” bounds from No. 20 to No. 7 in just its second week on the ranking dated Feb. 12.

The Brent Smith-led band ties Tom Petty, solo and with the Heartbreakers, for the second-most top 10s in the history of Mainstream Rock Airplay, which began in 1981.

Only Foo Fighters, with 29 top 10s, boast more, having taken over the top spot in late January with “Love Dies Young,” which concurrently ranks at No. 6, one position above “Zero.”


Most Top 10s, Mainstream Rock Airplay

  • 29, Foo Fighters
  • 28, Shinedown
  • 28, Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers)
  • 26, Five Finger Death Punch
  • 26, Godsmack
  • 26, Van Halen
  • 24, Aerosmith
  • 24, Metallica
  • 24, Seether

Each of Shinedown’s 28 Mainstream Rock Airplay entries has reached the top 10, dating to the band’s first, “Fly From the Inside,” which hit No. 5 in September 2003. In fact, the first 27 songs have all reached the top five, a distinction that looks likely to extend to “Zero,” given its swift start.

“Zero” ranks at No. 17 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay list with 1.9 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data. In addition to its mainstream rock radio airplay, it’s bubbling under Alternative Airplay.

“Zero” also vaults 16-4 on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart and debuts at Nos. 25 and 28 on the corresponding Hot Alternative Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs lists, respectively. Along with its radio play, it earned 1.4 million U.S. streams and sold 1,200 downloads in the Jan. 28-Feb. 3 tracking period, its first full week of sales and streams following its Jan. 26 release.

Shinedown’s new album, also titled Planet Zero, is scheduled for release April 22.