June 15, 2024

Five Finger Death Punch have landed their fifteenth #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart (dated June 15th) with “This Is The Way.” The band only trails Shinedown (nineteen #1s) and Three Days Grace (seventeen #1s) for the most leaders in the chart’s history.

This Is The Way” is a mash-up of DMX’s ’09 song “The Way It’s Gonna Be” and Five Finger Death Punch’s “Judgement Day,” which is on the band’s ’22 set “AfterLife.” 

“Music is meant to be universal and without boundaries, and it starts at the top with us, the artists,” offered Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “We have always embraced the mixing of genres.”

The track is FFDP’s 11th straight #1 on Mainstream Rock – a run that began in ’18 with “Sham Pain.” Their first #1 came in ’12 with “Coming Down.”

In April, “This Is The Way” became FFDP’s seventeenth #1 on the Hard Rock survey and was the first time the late DMX, who died in ’21, topped the Hard Rock chart.


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