Shinedown Commands 'Attention' Atop Rock Album Charts


“ATTENTION ATTENTION,” the band’s sixth studio album, becomes its second to rule the Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums & Hard Rock Albums charts simultaneously.

For the second time in its decade-plus career, Shinedown debuts at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts.

ATTENTION ATTENTION, the band's sixth studio set, starts atop the May 19-dated charts with 61,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 55,000 are traditional album sales.

Shinedown previously ruled all three charts with Amaryllis (April 14, 2012; 106,000 copies sold). That's also the Brent Smith-led act's only other No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums before ATTENTION ATTENTION; they logged another No. 1 ( three) on Hard Rock Albums with Threat to Survival (Oct. 10, 2015; 61,000).

The new album marks Shinedown's fourth top 10 on the Billboard 200, bowing at No. 5, its second-best rank, bested only by Amaryllis' No. 4 peak.

Shinedown's first set solely produced by its Eric Bass, its bassist, yields three entries on the latest Hot Rock Songs chart, including lead single “DEVIL,” which jumps 16-11 as the chart's greatest gainer in streaming and digital downloads. Additionally, “MONSTERS” and “THE HUMAN RADIO” chart at Nos. 39 and 41, respectively.

“DEVIL” concurrently places at No. 2 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart for a third week in a row. Should it reach No. 1, it would become the band's 12th chart-topper, one behind the all-time record held by Three Days Grace and Van Halen, with 13 apiece, dating to the chart's 1981 launch.