Five Finger Death Punch Has Most Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1s – Billboard

Five Finger Death Punch rewrites the record for the most consecutive No. 1s on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with “Afterlife,” which crowns the June 11-dated ranking.

The song becomes the Ivan Moody-led band’s 12th total No. 1 and eighth entry on the chart in a row to reign.

The group breaks out of a tie with Disturbed and Shinedown, each of whom racked up seven straight rulers. The former’s streak ran from “The Vengeful One” in 2015 through “No More” in 2019, ending when “Hold On to Memories” peaked at No. 3 in 2020. The latter’s run is ongoing, from “How Did You Love” in 2017 through “Planet Zero,” which began an eight-week command this March; current single “Daylight” has a chance to extend the streak, debuting at No. 36 on the latest list.

Five Finger Death Punch’s streak began in September 2018 with “Sham Pain.” Before “Afterlife,” the group last led for five weeks beginning in July 2021 with “Darkness Settles In.”

The band first led Mainstream Rock Airplay overall with “Coming Down” for two weeks in September 2012. Its debut entry, “The Bleeding,” became its first of 27 top 10s in March 2008.

With 12 No. 1s, the band boasts the fourth-most ever on the chart, which began in 1981.

Most No. 1s, Mainstream Rock Airplay
17, Shinedown
16, Three Days Grace
13, Van Halen
12, Five Finger Death Punch
11, Foo Fighters
11, Godsmack
10, Disturbed
10, Metallica
10, Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers)
10, Volbeat

Concurrently, “Afterlife” pushes 12-11 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 2.7 million audience impressions, up 13%, according to Luminate.

The song also holds at No. 5, after reaching No. 2, on the multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs survey. In addition to its radio airplay, it drew 614,000 official U.S. streams and sold 500 downloads in the May 27-June 2 tracking week.

“Afterlife” is the title-track lead single from Five Finger Death Punch’s ninth studio album of the same name, due Aug. 19.

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