Guitarist Nita Strauss is definitely someone we’re excited to support. Only late last year, she made waves by becoming the first female solo artist to crack Billboard’s top 10 mainstream rock songs in 26 years. Now, Nita has added another notch to her belt: she’s become the first female solo artist to land a #1 single on rock radio.
That’s right, with her track “Dead Inside,” which featured Disturbed’s David Draiman, Nita has become the first female solo musician to top rock radio.
“IT’S OFFICIAL,” wrote Nita on her Instagram. “I didn’t know this fact until a few weeks ago – No female solo artist has had a #1 single at rock radio, ever. UNTIL TODAY.
“We held strong on the charts all week and DEAD INSIDE is officially the #1 rock song in the country. I didn’t do it alone… WE DID IT!!!!!! YOU DID IT!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU”
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Congratulations to Nita on her success. We can’t think of anyone in metal who deserves it as much as she does.
“This is my first time releasing my own music with a vocalist, and I am so honored to take this step alongside a legend like David Draiman,” said Nita of the track. “David’s voice and powerful lyrics took this song to a level I could never have imagined! And we are so excited to unleash this song on the world.”
“Serendipity can be really cool,” said Draiman. “We’ve been friends for years. Nita sent me the track… I didn’t have time to work on it right away… then, in literally a couple of days, while killing time in Santa Monica, the whole thing just came together. Incredibly proud of how it turned out and honored to be a part of it.”
Check out the video for “Dead Inside” below:
Words by Chris Krovatin