Beartooth Score First Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 With ‘Might Love Myself’


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Beartooth reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart for the first time, as “Might Love Myself” rises to the top of the Nov. 18-dated survey.

The song is the Columbus, Ohio, band’s 11th entry on Mainstream Rock Airplay. The Caleb Shomo-fronted act first reached the chart in 2015 with “Beaten In Lips,” which peaked at No. 33 that February. Prior to “Might Love Myself,” Beartooth snagged a pair of top 10s: “Hated” (No. 6, April 2017) and “Disease” (No. 9, December 2018).


Beartooth becomes the first act to score a first Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 since Avatar, whose “The Dirt I’m Buried In” led in September. Three acts in all have nabbed their premiere rulers in 2023, with Beartooth and Avatar joined by Bad Omens with “Just Pretend” in March. Four such acts, via three songs, accomplished the feat as lead artists in 2022: Nita Strauss and David Draiman (both on “Dead Inside,” that January), Jelly Roll (“Dead Man Walking,” May) and Motionless in White (“Masterpiece,” October).

Concurrently, “Might Love Myself” holds at its No. 11 high on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart with 2.5 million audience impressions, up 6%, Nov. 3-9, according to Luminate. The song is Beartooth’s top-ranking career hit on the ranking.

On the most recent multi-metric Hot Hard Rock Songs chart (Nov. 11), “Might Love Myself” ranked at its No. 9 best. In addition to its radio airplay, the song earned 495,000 official U.S. streams Oct. 27-Nov. 2.

The track is the second single, following “Riptide,” from The Surface, Beartooth’s fifth studio album. The set started at No. 1 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart dated Oct. 28 and has earned 53,000 equivalent album units to date.

All Billboard charts dated Nov. 18 will update on Billboard.com on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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