Kudos to Shinedown, who officially took the lead in Most # 1 Songs on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. In recent years, Shinedown had been right behind Three Days Grace, which landed their 15th No. 1 song with “Right Left Wrong” in April 2019. But Shinedown has just eclipsed that brand, with “Atlas Falls” putting them on the spot. top with their 16th # 1 on the chart.
This also marks the group’s 17th No.1 in the Mediabase Active Rock charts, as well as their sixth consecutive No.1 overall (a channel that includes “How Did You Love”, “Devil,” Get Up “,” Monsters ” and “Attention Attention” before “Atlas Falls”).
Singer Brent Smith said, “Myself, Barry, Zach and Eric are more than humbled. ‘Atlas Falls’ is so emotional, especially now. The success of this song would never have been achieved without the audience, the fans, “FAMILY” the people. A song that was written and recorded eight years ago found its voice in 2020 amid a global pandemic as a symbol of optimism, courage and wit human.”
He continued, “I personally want to thank not only our management In De Goot Entertainment, our label Atlantic Records, our amazing radio partners and Direct Relief for giving us the inspiration to release the song. We share this number 1. with the whole world, and we say thank you very much. ‘Don’t give up now … There is so much at stake already.’ “
Shinedown had promoted their ATTENTION! WARNING! album, but released “Atlas Falls” in March as an exclusive song to help raise money for Direct Relief’s Covid-19 fundraiser to provide personal protective equipment to frontline workers. The promotion grossed more than $ 300,000, including a donation of $ 20,000 from the group, which was then sent to the organization Direct Relief. You can still buy an “Atlas Falls” t-shirt all profits being donated to Direct Relief.
In May, the group officially released the track.
In other news from Shinedown, the group recently posted their Live in London concert on YouTube. You can watch this here. Meanwhile, the group’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers set a new Smith & Myers record. This Friday (August 21), the duo will release the original song “Not Mad Enough” as well as a reimagined cover of “Rockin ‘in the Real World” by Neil Young. Look for their new album which will be released in October.
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