Highly Suspect leads a Billboard chart for the first time, as "My Name Is Human," the lead single off the rock trio's new sophomore album, The Boy Who Died Wolf, jumps 2-1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay tally (dated Dec. 3).
The group's previous two singles, "Lydia" and "Bloodfeather," both from its 2015 debut album, Mister Asylum, reached the Mainstream Rock Songs top five, climbing to Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.
Highly Suspect (twin brothers Rich and Ryan Meyer and Johnny Stevens; from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, they're now based in Brooklyn) is the second act to achieve its first No. 1 on Mainstream Rock Songs in 2016, and the second in three weeks: Skillet scored its first leader, "Feel Invincible," on the Nov. 19 list.
"Human" has begun its ascent on the Alternative Songs airplay chart as well, lifting 38-35, while bulleting at its No. 13 high on Rock Airplay, the band's best rank on the chart (5 million rock audience impressions, up 12 percent, according to Nielsen Music).
The Boy Who Died Wolf, released Nov. 18, follows the July 2015 release of Mister Asylum, which went on to garner the band its first Grammy Award nominations, in the Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song ("Lydia") categories. The set debuted and peaked at No. 2 on Hard Rock Albums.