Metallica, Fall Out Boy, and Linkin Park top the year-end “Billboard” Rock radio rankings

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In the realm of Rock, the Billboard year-end charts for 2023 paint a vivid picture dominated by Metallica, Linkin Park, and Fall Out Boy, with each band leaving an indelible mark in various Rock radio categories.

Linkin Park, propelled by the soaring popularity of their track “Lost,” claims the coveted #1 spot on the Rock & Alternative Airplay Artists list. This achievement is underlined by the recent unveiling of a leaked demo from the Meteora sessions featuring the distinctive lead vocals of the late Chester Bennington. In hot pursuit, the Foo Fighters secure the second position, with a stellar lineup including Fall Out Boy, Metallica, blink-182, Beach Weather, Jelly Roll, Bad Omens, Disturbed, and Godsmack rounding out the formidable top 10.

Fall Out Boy and Metallica maintain their stranglehold at the zenith, leading the rankings for Mainstream Rock Airplay Artists and Dedicated Alternative Airplay Artists, respectively. These chart-topping positions attest to their enduring influence and resonance within their respective rock sub-genres.

Delving into the Alternative Airplay Artists category, a panorama of notable acts unfolds, featuring Linkin Park, Beach Weather, Foo Fighters, blink-182, All Time Low, Dirty Heads, Paramore, Bad Omens, and Weezer. This eclectic mix underscores the diverse and dynamic nature of the Alternative Rock scene.

Simultaneously, the Mainstream Rock Airplay Artists category boasts an equally impressive array of talent, with Bad Omens, Disturbed, HARDY, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Jelly Roll, Godsmack, Pop Evil, and Falling in Reverse making their mark. These artists represent the multifaceted facets of mainstream rock, each contributing to the vibrant tapestry of the genre’s landscape.

In the grand tapestry of the 2023 Billboard year-end charts, Metallica, Linkin Park, and Fall Out Boy emerge as titans, shaping the trajectory of Rock music and solidifying their positions as leaders in the ever-evolving rock landscape.


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