Shinedown Breaks The Record For The Most #1s In The 39-Year History Of The Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart
The Multi-Platinum Band Scored Their 16th #1 This Week With “Atlas Falls“
The Song Was Part of Shinedown’s COVID-19 Relief Effort, Raising More Than $300,000 For Humanitarian Aid Organization Direct Relief
(Photo Credit: Sanjay Parikh)
New York, NY – [August 17, 2020] – Multi-platinum band Shinedown has broken the record for the most #1s ever in the 39-year history of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, scoring their 16th #1 hit this week with “Atlas Falls.” This also marks the band’s 17th #1 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and their sixth consecutive #1, following “How Did You Love,” “DEVIL,” “GET UP,” “MONSTERS” and “ATTENTION ATTENTION.” PRESS HERE to listen to “Atlas Falls”, which offers a powerful message of optimism and faith in humanity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and watch the lyric videoHERE.
Front man Brent Smith shares, “Myself, Barry, Zach, and Eric are beyond humbled. ‘Atlas Falls’ represents so many emotions, especially now. The success of this song would have never been achieved if it wasn’t for the audience, the fans, ‘FAMILY,’ the people. A song that was written and recorded eight years ago found its voice in 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic as a symbol of optimism, courage, and the human spirit. I want to personally thank not only our management In De Goot Entertainment, our label Atlantic Records, our incredible partners at radio, and Direct Relief for giving us the inspiration to release the song. We share this #1 with the whole world, and we say thank you so very much. ‘Don’t give up now…There’s already so much at stake.'”
Originally written in 2013, “Atlas Falls” was first made available from Shinedown‘s vault in March as part of an exclusive song and T-shirt bundle for the band’s COVID-19 fundraising effort. All proceeds – more than $300,000 including a$20,000 donation from Shinedown that kicked it off – went to humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief, one of the largest humanitarian aid organizations in the world that is working to provide personal protective equipment to frontline health care workers and essential medications and supplies for patients. Following an overwhelming response to the song, it’s reassuring message spread even further upon its global release in May. Drawing inspiration from the Greek myth of Titan Atlas who carries a celestial sphere on his shoulders, “Atlas Falls” offers areminder that if Atlas falls, we will hold each other up in times of strife and stand tall together. The “Atlas Falls” t-shirt is still availablewith 100% of proceeds continuing to go to Direct Relief.PRESS HERE to purchase.
Shinedown also recently released their Live in London full concert video on YouTube, giving fans an up-close-and-personal look at the band’s world-class showmanship, backed by their biggest, most eye-popping production yet and amplified by the undeniable power of front man Brent Smith‘s voice – PRESS HERE to watch.
This Friday August 21st, Smith & Myers – the musical duo comprised of Brent Smith and Zach Myers – will release dual singles, an original song “Not Mad Enough” and a re-imagining of “Rockin’ In The Free World,” followed by an album in October on Atlantic Records.
Multi-platinum, record-breaking band Shinedown – Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – have sold more than 10 million albums and10 million singles worldwide, earned 14 platinum and gold singles, five platinum and gold albums, and amassed more than 2.7 billion total streams. Recent hits “Atlas Falls,” “ATTENTION ATTENTION,” “GET UP,” “MONSTERS“and “DEVIL” bring their total to 17 No. 1s on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and 16 No. 1s on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, breaking the record for the most No. 1s ever in the history of the Billboard chart. Additionally, all of Shinedown’s 27 consecutive career singles have reached the Top 5 of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, another unparalleled achievement.
Shinedown‘s distinct mix of explosive rock ‘n’ roll spirit, thought-provoking lyrics, melodic sensibility and cinematic flourishes colors ATTENTION ATTENTION(Atlantic Records), which has racked up more than 355 million global streams, simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200, and led to four iHeart Radio Music Award nominations. The album – an enduring story about the resolve of the human spirit touching on themes such as mental health, overcoming struggles, not being afraid to fail and the importance of our human connection with one another – also received major media acclaim from the likes of Huffington Post, Forbes, Salon, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, Buzzfeed, Grammy.com, Parade, and more, landed the band on Live with Kelly and Ryan and earned them an invitation to 92Y’s prestigious talk series, 92Y Talks, in NYC. Hailed for their high-octane live shows, Shinedown continues to engender diehard love from millions of global fans and has racked up countless sold-out tours and headlining festival sets.