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Twenty One Pilots Tie Their Best Debut on Hot Rock Songs With ‘Level of Concern’

The duo's new single bows at No. 2, equaling the start of "Heathens" in 2016.

Twenty One Pilots tie their career-best entrance on Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart, as “Level of Concern” bows at No. 2 on the tally dated April 18.

The song starts with 1.5 million U.S. streams and 7,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending April 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, all accrued on April 9, the day of the song’s release.

Additionally, the song scored 14.6 million audience impressions on U.S. radio in the tracking week ending April 13.

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The Ohio duo equals the No. 2 arrival of its Suicide Squad soundtrack submission “Heathens,” which launched in July 2016 and went on to rule the chart for 30 weeks.

Twenty One Pilots add their 14th Hot Rock Songs top 10, breaking out of a tie with Coldplay for the second most in the list’s history, which dates to June 2009.

Most Top 10s, Hot Rock Songs
18, Imagine Dragons
14, Twenty One Pilots
13, Coldplay
12, Linkin Park
12, Tool
10, Fall Out Boy
10, Panic! at the Disco
10, Shinedown
9, Tame Impala

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On Rock Digital Song Sales, “Level of Concern” is Twenty One Pilots’ third track to debut No. 1, following “Heathens” (July 2016) and “Jumpsuit” (July 2018). The tandem now has five No. 1s total on the list, with “Stressed Out” and “Ride” also ruling, beginning in January 2016 and June 2016, respectively.  The act’s five Rock Digital Song Sales place it behind only Imagine Dragons, with eight, for the most.

After just its first four days of availability, “Level of Concern” splashes onto Billboard‘s radio charts, paced by a No. 8 debut on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay list with 4.5 million audience impressions. That’s the best beginning since Green Day‘s “Father of All…” at No. 3 last September.

Twenty One Pilots tie for the third-most Rock Airplay top 10s, alongside Foo Fighters and Muse. Cage the Elephant and Shinedown lead with 12 each. The bulk of the song’s rock radio strength is reflected on the Alternative Songs airplay chart, where it starts at No. 19. Additionally, it debuts on the Adult Pop Songs and Pop Songs airplay tallies at Nos. 30 and 35, respectively.

“Level of Concern” is poised to make further leaps on next week’s charts following its first full tracking week.