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Gold Certified Beartooth Achieves First Number 1 at Active Rock Radio with "Might Love Myself"

Updated: Apr 17

"Might Love Myself" Hits #2 on Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart in its 14th Week Plus #9 on Hot Hard Rock Songs and #11 on Rock & Alternative Airplay Marking Highest Placements on Respective Charts in the Band's Career

Billion-streaming rock band — Caleb Shomo, vocals; Zach Huston, guitars; Will Deely, guitars; Oshie Bichar, bass; and Connor Denis, drums — today announced their single "Might Love Myself" has earned them their first-ever #1 spot on the Mediabase Active Rock Radio chart. Following its release in July, the song entered the Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay chart and continued to rise over 14 weeks to #2, along with #9 on Hot Rock Songs and #11 on Rock & Alternative Airplay, the highest placements the band has ever achieved on said charts. Lead Singer, Caleb Shomo shares, "I was never truly ready to take on what the future held until this album. I think it’s pretty cool that the first song I wrote about self-love was the first song to hit number 1, and that says everything about the future of this band. Thank you all for the support during this transition in my life and in our music." "Might Love Myself" arrived on Beartooth's fifth studio album, The Surface, released in October on Red Bull Records. With 90 million streams to date, it debuted at #1 on Billboard Hard Rock Albums, Luminate Alternative Albums, and Luminate Record Label Independent Current Albums, as well as #5 on Billboard's Top Album Sales. Celebrating a decade together this year, Beartooth will embark on their largest world tour in history, playing across 60 dates from January to November with 50% of tickets already sold out. Amidst the tour, they'll take to top-billing slots at ShipRocked and Rock Am Ring festivals. Red Bull Records' Managing Director Greg Hammer shares, "We've been working with Beartooth for ten years across five records and we're beyond proud of what we've been able to accomplish together. They are constantly taking risks and pushing the envelope, with The Surface being no exception. This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting milestones they've achieved in their career, and we’re looking forward to what the future holds." Beartooth have established themselves as an influential voice of their generation and a force in the rock space. This album in particular has welcomed a pivotal shift in the band's sound and story, with frontman Shomo focusing on the positives in his deeply personal and powerful journey through the music. It has attracted diehard fans and new listeners alike, proving self-love has a place in metal. Beartooth Manager Thomas Gutches concludes, "I'll never forget Caleb playing me this song for the first time, minutes before taking the stage in front of a capacity crowd at London's Wembley Arena. In that moment, I knew we had a special song. Caleb continues to defy the odds as one of the most gifted songwriters of this generation." The Surface was produced, mixed, engineered, and mastered by Caleb Shomo, with additional engineering by James Musshorn and additional production by Oshie Bichar. Stream, download, and purchase it along with merchandise, here. "Without question, it's the most anthemic they've ever sounded" — Metal Hammer "A masterclass in the fusion of poppy punk elements with the infectious hooks of modern rock." — Knotfest "...a collection of tracks that are the best and most consistent Beartooth have ever sounded on record. The impression these songs make is instant, but scratch beneath the surface, and there's so much more to love about the heart, hurt and craft that has gone into this album." — Kerrang! "This is another instant classic from a band that seems incapable of delivering anything less." — Rock Sins


Caleb Shomo first turned the pain of his struggle with mental health and self-image into music in 2013. Beartooth began as a living document, a diary, a journal of repressed rage and depression. Alone in his basement studio, screaming and singing, playing all the instruments, and self-producing a batch of furious but melodic songs filled with reflection and confession, the Ohio native stared into the abyss, initially with no intention of returning to the heavy music world that burned him as a teen. A decade later, the different pieces of his body of work connect in title, sound, and spirit. As the front man hits 30, Beartooth’s fifth album, The Surface, completes this era in 2023. Even more importantly, it kicks off a new chapter filled with surprising optimism although just as honest. Depression is a sick, disgusting, aggressive disease below the surface. Shomo stands ready to bask in the light.

Like Nine Inch Nails, Beartooth remains a one-person band in the studio. On the heels of the introductory Sick EP (2013), Disgusting (2014) produced the band's first Gold single, "In Between." Aggressive (2016) and Disease (2018) expanded on the desperation and pain, each a step closer to a balance between the blood and tears of classic recordings and the shimmer of modernity.

Rolling Stone heralded Beartooth as one of 10 Artists You Need to Know. The rabid response to Shomo's music demonstrated how many people related to his struggle for self-acceptance. Below (2021) topped the Rock and Alternative charts and several Best Rock/Metal Albums of the Year lists. As of 2023, the Beartooth catalog boasts more than 1 billion streams across all platforms.

Beartooth began as both bomb and balm, an outright refusal to suffer in silence, weaponizing radio-ready bombast, delivering raw emotion mixed with noise-rock chaos. Other bands play the "devastating riffs and catchy hooks" game, but this music is the difference between life and death, and now, a sort of life after death while still here. The band Forbes sees as "inching towards a tipping point of becoming the latest arena headliner" is now one step closer.

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