Shinedown Breaks Into the Top 20 at Top 40 Radio and Enters Billboard’s Radio Songs Chart with “A Symptom Of Being Human”

Breaks Into the Top 20 at Top 40 Radio and

Enters Billboard’s Radio Songs Chart

 with Crossover Hit

A Symptom Of Being Human


Brent Smith and Zach Myers to Perform “Stairway To Heaven” Tonight at the GRAMMY Hall of Fame Gala

Honoring Atlantic Records


New Interview with Apple Music’s Headliners Radio

Out Today for World Meditation Day


(Photo Credit: Sanjay Parikh)



May 21, 2024 – Shinedown’s crossover hit A Symptom Of Being Human” continues to grow as the single has officially broken into the Top 20 at Top 40 radio (currently #19) while also entering Billboard’s Radio Songs chart this week. The song’s incredible success at pop radio marks a return for the multi-platinum, record-breaking band to these charts for the first time in 15 years following their previous crossover hits Second Chance and If You Only Knew. In addition to pop radio, “A Symptom Of Being Human” is the fourth #1 Active Rock single from Shinedown’s acclaimed seventh studio album Planet Zero (Atlantic Records), with its multi-format triumph reaching Top 10 at Alternative and Top 15 at Hot AC. The song also extended the band’s record for most No. 1 songs on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart (21) and their record for the most No. 1’s in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart (19).


It’s rare for a rock band to break into pop music, but Shinedown has always believed that music is universal and doesn’t have to be put in a genre box. “A Symptom Of Being Human” is resonating with listeners worldwide because of its uplifting and important message about how we are all a work in progress. Collectively, “A Symptom Of Being Human” has amassed tens of millions of streams across all versions including a live versionpop remixacoustic version, and piano versionPRESS HERE to download/stream “A Symptom Of Being Human” and PRESS HERE to watch the song’s official music video.


Tonight (May 21st), Shinedown frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers will perform Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” at the inaugural GRAMMY Hall of Fame Gala in Los Angeles during a tribute to Atlantic Records, the longtime label home to Shinedown for more than 20 years, another rare feat for any artist. PRESS HERE for more information on the event or to purchase tickets.

Today also marks World Meditation Day and to celebrate, Smith sat down with Jenn Marino from Apple Music’s Headliners Radio for an interview – PRESS HERE to listen. The day falls within Mental Health Awareness Month, an important focus for Shinedown. Throughout their decades-long career, the band has consistently used their platform to speak and sing about mental health and the human condition, with “A Symptom Of Being Human” just one of many songs in their repertoire that touches on the topic.

In other news, Shinedown recently announced a new line of hot sauces in collaboration with specialty sauce artisan Torchbearer Sauces, with support by Warner Music Experience. The first flavor in a series of Shinedown sauces to come this year is Symptom Chipotle Garlic Sauce, named after “A Symptom Of Being Human,” available now. Symptom Chipotle Garlic Sauce boasts a delectable fusion of chipotle peppers with a smokey flavor and gourmet garlic aioli – creating a sauce with the perfect level of heat to elevate any meal. PRESS HERE to order ($9.99 for a 5 oz bottle).

Coming up next for Shinedown is a limited run of tour dates throughout the spring and summer. The mix of headlining shows and festival appearances includes Boston’s KISS Concert alongside Doja Cat and Jason Derulo, Z100’s Jumpstart To Summer, the new South Star Festival with Gwen Stefani, headlining sets at Inkcarceration Festival and Tailgates N’ Tallboys, and more. Visit for all upcoming tour dates.

PRESS HERE to watch an in-depth conversation and tear-inducing performance from Brent and Zach with Bert Kreischer on Bertcast.

PRESS HERE to listen to Brent’s interview with Consequence’s Kyle Meredith With… podcast.



Multi-platinum band Shinedown  Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – embody the kind of creative dynamism, constant evolution, singular vision, and uncompromising honesty that transcends boundaries. The record-breaking band, known for their timely and timeless messages behind their chart-topping songs that resonate with not only their global audience and the rock community, but our culture at large, has achieved astronomical success since its inception over two decades ago with 21 #1 Active Rock hits, 15 platinum and gold singles, platinum or gold certification for all of their albums, billions of global streams, and 10 million albums sold worldwide. Shinedown has also become an essential cultural force as evidenced by their major media acclaim, with looks including USA Today, PEOPLE, HuffPost, Forbes, Salon, Consequence, Men’s Journal, Buzzfeed, Interview Magazine, and, participation in the prestigious 92Y Talks series, and national TV performances. The band was named #1 on Billboard’s Greatest Of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists Chart, notching the most ever #1s (19) in the 40-year history of the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, making Shinedown the biggest rock radio band in history. Their latest album, 2022’s Planet Zero, debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart and the Official UK Albums Chart and at #1 on six other Billboard charts including Top Album Sales, Rock, Hard Rock, and Alternative Albums Charts, and has spawned 4 #1 rock singles.


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