Ultimate Roundup: Top 20 Artists of 2017

Now that we’ve recapped the Top 20 Songs of 2017, it is time to see which artists end the year at the top of the musical hill. It takes a very strong and steady combination of activity across streaming, broadcast, social, and sales to make the list, and it is easy to see why all of these entertainers have done so well this year.

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Bruno Mars
  3. Imagine Dragons
  4. Luis Fonsi
  5. Kendrick Lamar
  6. Drake
  7. The Weeknd
  8. Migos
  9. Post Malone
  10. Future
  11. DJ Khaled
  12. The Chainsmokers
  13. Rihanna
  14. Eminem
  15. twenty one pilots
  16. Sam Hunt
  17. Shawn Mendes
  18. Katy Perry
  19. Lady Gaga
  20. Chris Stapleton

In 2015 Taylor Swift was #1, in 2016 Drake had the honor, and this year it is…

Ed Sheeran! The dual-release of the two singles, Castle on the Hill and Shape of You, put him in the #2 spot on January 12th and then #1 on January 19th. He then held #1 or #2 into April, with his third album, ÷ (divide), coming out on March 3rd. He hasn’t left the Top 10 since, including the bulk of that time in The Top 5. That is impressive, no two ways about it. Ed also ends the year with two of the Top 20 SongsShape of You at #2 and Perfect at #20.

At #2, Bruno Mars once again proves himself to be a true funk ambassador in the pop music world. He ends the year propelled by two entries in the Top 10 song finishers, That’s What I Like at #3 and 24k Magic at #7.

#3 Imagine Dragonare the only rock group to make the Top 10 this year, and along with twenty one pilots (at #15 this year) are the only ones to do it in the last three years…crossover appeal, indeed. They also lay claim to back-to-back Top Songs entries with Thunder at #5 and Believer at #6.

Puerto Rican star Luis Fonsi‘s Despacito was his mainstream breakout track in the United States, no doubt, and that alone earns him the #4 spot. The remix version ends the year as the #1 song and has acted as the leader for a whole bunch of awesome Latin songs and artists that are taking hold of the American fans, as well as more exciting collaborations. We love it!

Kendrick Lamar grabs #5 doing it the only way he knows how: his way. He once again delivered a uniquely classic hip-hop album with DAMN. and sees HUMBLE. as the #11 song overall for the year.

Back in September, 2015 a new artist named Post Malone debuted on the Emerging Artists chart and this year he finishes in the Top 10 of all artists in the land, at #9. That is the kind of warm and fuzzy we love when we get to watch an artist develop and grow into their full potential. If his two Top 20 songs, #14 Congratulations (ft. Quavo) and #17 rockstar (ft. 21 Savage), are any indication, we’ll see Post Malone back on this list again.

#16 Sam Hunt earned this year’s only Country song to finish in the Top 20, with Body Like a Back Road landing all the way up at #4. He held the #1 spot on Ultimate Country Artists for 24 weeks this year, including a 9-week run, and has only been out of the Top 10 there for 2 weeks, both in January. WOW! Along with #20 Chris Stapleton, whose rise has been fun to watch, he represents the genre well here.

As always, we are so happy to see all of these musicians do so well. This also sets us up for our absolute favorite chart of the year: Top Emerging Artists of 2017 is up next!

Want to see how this year stacks up? Check out the Top 20 Artists from 2016 and 2015!

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Ultimate Roundup: Top 20 Songs of 2017

OK, stretch it out…you ready? We are…

It is that time of year once again, music lovers. And we don’t mean chestnuts roasting, Jack Frost nipping, and all that. Our favorite time means reviewing the year to see who came out on top with the most activity after yet another 12 months filled with non-stop great music from artists across the spectrum, starting with the Ultimate 100 Songs.

  1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber)
  2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  3. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
  4. Sam Hunt – Body Like a Back Road
  5. Imagine Dragons – Thunder
  6. Imagine Dragons – Believer
  7. Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
  8. Migos – Bad and Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
  9. DJ Khaled – I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)
  10. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
  11. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
  12. Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
  13. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
  14. Post Malone – Congratulations (ft. Quavo)
  15. Cardi B. – Bodak Yellow
  16. Niall Horan – Slow Hands
  17. Post Malone – rockstar (ft. 21 Savage)
  18. Camila Cabello – Havana (ft. Young Thug)
  19. Luis Fonsi – Despacito (ft. Daddy Yankee)
  20. Ed Sheeran – Perfect

The first thing that jumps out at us this year is the fact that no less than six artists have two entries.

Luis Fonsi‘s Despacito is no surprise as this year’s top track after the amazing run that the remix had as The “Song of the Summer”, holding #1 for 16 of 18 weeks, with 14 consecutive, between May 4th and August 31st. The original version is no slouch either, finishing the year at #19. The remix debuted at #1 on Ultimate Latin Songs on April 27th (taking over for the original) and held that spot for the next TWENTY-THREE WEEKS with the original backing it up in the #2 spot for 22 of those. Between the two of them they also picked up four Latin Grammys and two American Music Awards last month.

Ed SheeranBruno MarsImagine Dragons (back-to-back in the Top 10 at that!), Taylor Swift, and the the “newcomer” of the bunch, Post Malone, all also claim two spots each. We’ll take this moment to humbly remind you that Post Malone first appeared on our Emerging Artists chart way back in September, 2015 so don’t say we didn’t tip you off that this one was coming!

Sam Hunt has an incredible showing with Body Like a Back Road finishing at #4 and by far the top Country song of the year. Last year’s top Country jam, Florida Georgia Line‘s H.O.L.Y. finished at #18.

As for the now-solo members of One Direction, we see that Zayn grabs the highest finish with more than a little help from collaborator Taylor Swift and a huge movie connection on #12 I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker). Meanwhile, Niall Horan sits pretty all by himself with Slow Hands landing at #16.

Talk about a breakout track, Cardi B.‘s #15 Bodak Yellow muscled its way up the charts in the second half of the year, living in the Top 10 for 16 weeks, peaking at #3, and currently still hot at #13.

Camila Cabello is another artist who left a hugely successful group and ventured out on her own this year. Her song Havana (ft. Young Thug) debuted at #62 just a few months ago in August and has been in the Top 10 for the last 8 weeks, holding #1 for 3 of those weeks, including on the latest chart!

Glad we stretched it out first, aren’t you? Well, we are just getting started because the Top 20 artists of 2017 is up next!

History buff? Check out the Top 20 Songs from 2016 and 2015!

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Ultimate Roundup: Ed Sheeran, Doubly Perfect

Chris Stapleton Makes More Room / The Voice Rises Once Again / U2 Has Experience in Spades / blackbear Plugs In / Miguel Strikes a Balance / Five Finger Death Punch Surveys Their Decade

Ultimate 100 Artists

A double-dose of Perfect sends Ed Sheeran to the top, #4-1

Taylor Swift is not far behind at #2

Post Malone hangs tight at #3

Pentatonix ride their ever-increasing Christmas wave into the Top 5, #7-4

Camila Cabello holds at #5 and has the new single, Never Be the Same, dropping tomorrow (12/7)

From a Room, Vol. 2 gives Chris Stapleton a boost into the Top 10, #19-7 while he holds #1 on Ultimate Country Artists

The Voice contestant Chloe Kohanski makes a very impressive debut at #10 as the competition heats up

G-Eazy surges +20 to #12 as he now has two Top 20 entries in Ultimate 100 Songs

Michael Bublé goes over the hills and through the woods to #14

Songs of Experience, the companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, brings U2 in for a #21 re-entry

blackbear is this week’s top Big Mover, +67 to #32 following the release of his fourth studio album, an second this year, cybersex

NF climbs #58-34 as Let You Down does better and better; the Perception tour starts at the end of January

With a week-and-a-half of activity behind Friday on Elm StreetFabolous & Jadakiss move #66-36

The release of War & Leisure gives #37 Miguel his first Top 100 appearance since Wildheart came out in July, 2015; he’s got live dates lining up for early spring

Lindsey Stirling is another artist going big leading up to Christmas, she’s +24 to #40

Our second The Voice contesting making a debut this week is Addison Agen at #41

Aww, how cozy: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are back-to-back at #44 and #45, respectively

Trans-Siberian Orchestra unsurprisingly rounds out our batch of big Christmas music activity this week, up #97-48 as The Ghosts of Christmas Eve tour steams ahead

Five Finger Death Punch come in at #50 on the strength of their Decade of Destruction greatest hits + two new songs compilation

Worcester, Massachusetts rapper Joyner Lucas debuts at #67 as his I’m Not Racist video gets a lot of attention

JAY-Z re-enters at #71 as the 4:44 tour gets ready to make an end-run down the west coast

Louis Tomlinson re-enters at #79 with his new single, Miss You

LA rapper Hopsin returns at #85 following the drop of his fifth studio album, No Shame

Ultimate 100 Songs

Camila Cabelo‘s Havana (ft. Young Thug) returns to #1, making it the top song three of the last four weeks

Ed Sheeran‘s Perfect comes in at #2 while the new Perfect Duet (ft. Beyoncé) debuts at #4

Post Malone rockstar (ft. 21 Savage) is at #3 again this week

Imagine Dragons‘ Thunder remains in the Top 5 at #5

Chloe Kohanski gets her second Top 100 entry as Total Eclipse of the Heart (The Voice Performance) debuts at #6

Bad at Love from Halsey enters the Top 10 after moving #13-8

Speaking of which…her beau, G-Eazy‘s Him & I (ft. Halsey) makes a strong #11 debut

Addison Agen is also doing well as A Case of You (The Voice Performance) debuts at #12

After debuting at #32 last week, Taylor Swift‘s End Game (Ft. Ed Sheeran & Future) rises to #20

Let You Down is a Big Mover, +30 to #22, for NF

Kodak Black‘s Codeine Dreaming (ft. Lil Wayne) makes a debut at #30

Kris Wu gets his second song new song, B.M. in for a #31 debut, following the October 19th debut of Deserve (ft. Travis Scott)

A new video lifts Tell Me You Love Me back in at #42 for Demi Lovato

Marshmello‘s Silence (ft. Khalid) flips to the top half of the chart, #61-45 here and holds #2 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Louis Tomlinson‘s latest, Miss You, debuts at #46

The new video for Joyner Lucas‘ I’m Not Racist gets a bunch of viral attention, earning the song a debut at #49

Chris Stapleton‘s Broken Halos moves #73-53 while re-entering the Top 5 on Ultimate Country Songs

I’ll Name the Dogs from Blake Shelton re-enters at #61 here and rises #14-5 on Ultimate Country Songs

The newer version of Pentatonix‘s Hallelujah (ft. The String Mob) is this week’s top Big Mover, +36 to #62

Bruno Mars 24k Magic moves #90-66

Miguel‘s Skywalker (ft. Travis Scott) is +17 to #67 along with his new album release

Marry Me by Thomas Rhett re-enters at #69

Apple’s latest holiday commercial features Sam Smith‘s Palace, helping it to a #82 debut

Tank‘s When We re-enters at #94

Red Marlow‘s The Dance (The Voice Performance) is not to be left out with a #95 debut

Work for It from Chinese singer Jane Zhang debuts at #98 not long after her performance at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai last month

Slipping in for a #99 debut is Naked, giving James Arthur his second-ever Top 100 entry

Emerging Artists

Make it three straight weeks at #1 for 6ix9ine, who is hovering near Ultimate 100 Artists; Gummo sits at #47 on Ultimate 100 Songs and now KOODA (ft. PVNCH, Kooda B & GS9) is off to a strong start

Lil Xan stays at #2 after debuting there last week while Betrayed is #88 on Ultimate 100 Songs; he’s got two SoCal dates next week

YBN Nahmir moves up #4-3 and Rubbin off the Paint is #86 on Ultimate 100 Songs in its second week there

At #4 is Trippie Redd, his third week on the chart

Atlanta’s Lil Baby, who has been rapping for less than one year (!), remains in the Top 5 at #5

Grammy-nominated Daniel Caesar (Best R&B Album – Freudian & Best R&B Performance – Get You ft. Kali Uchis) returns to the Top 10, #13-6

Ski Mask the Slump God re-enters at #11, his second appearance on the chart

Money Man re-enters at #34 after dropping Change from the upcoming Before the Flight/Grow God mixtape (which he recorded in just six hours!)

Runaway June re-enter at #36 as Wild West picks up some airplay and gets an official music video

Julien Baker slips back in at #40; she’s making a run of awesome theaters out west over the next week or so

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Emerging Artist Grammy Nominees!

Discovering and following Emerging Artists is one of the best parts of our work here at BigChampagne. It’s a lot of fun to watch careers grow and flourish for so many incredible artists from genres of all kinds.

There are many measures of success in today’s music industry and being nominated for a Grammy Award is surely among the top accolades respected across the globe. The 2015 and 2016 nominees were just terrific and the 2017 group has definitely stepped up to the plate:

  • Julia Michaels (graduated by debuting in Ultimate 100 Artists on 3/2/17)
    • Best New Artist
    • Song of the Year – Issues
  • Khalid (graduated 3/9/17)
    • Best New Artist
    • Best Urban Contemporary Album – American Teen
    • Best R&B Song – Location
    • Song of the Year – 1-800-273-8255 (as featured artist w/ Alessia Cara for Logic)
    • Best Music Video – 1-800-273-8255 (as featured artist w/ Alessia Cara for Logic)
  • Alessia Cara (graduated 9/3/15)
    • Best New Artist
    • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Stay w/ Zedd
    • Song of the Year – 1-800-273-8255 (as featured artist w/ Khalid for Logic)
    • Best Music Video – 1-800-273-8255 (as featured artist w/ Khalid for Logic)
  • D.R.A.M. (graduated 8/18/16 )
    • Best Dance Recording – Andromeda (featured artist for Gorillaz)
  • Odesza
    • Best Dance/Elecronic Album – A Moment Apart
    • Best Dance Recording – Line of Sight (ft. WYNNE & Mansionair)
  • Mura Masa
    • Best Dance/Electronic Album – Mura Masa
    • Best Recording Package – Mura Masa
  • Sylvan Esso
    • Best Dance/Electronic Album – What Now
  • Kaleo (graduated 6/23/16)
    • Best Rock Performance – No Good
  • Daniel Caesar (currently #13)
    • Best R&B Performance – Get You (ft. Kali Uchis)
    • Best R&B Album – Freudian
  • Goldlink (currently #6)
    • Best Rap/Sung Performance – Crew (ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy)
  • Rapsody
    • Best Rap Song – Sassy
    • Best Rap Album – Laila’s Wisdom
  • Brothers Osborne (graduated 1/21/16)
    • Best Country Duo/Group Performance – It Ain’t My Fault
  • Andra Day (graduated 2/25/16)
    • Best Song Written for Visual Media – Stand Up for Something (ft. Common)

…awesome! We can’t wait to see what happens and will be rooting for everyone during “Music’s Biggest Night” on Sunday, January 28th, 2018!

The proof is in the puddin’…check out the nominees from 2016 HERE and from 2015 HERE!

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Ultimate Roundup: BTS Drop MIC, Climb Chart

P!NK Flies High / Portugal. The Man Still Feelin’ It / Pentatonix Christmas Smackdown™ / Scary Good Collab from Fabolous & Jadakiss / No Smoke is Fire for YoungBoy Never Broke AgainEverything’s Golden for Romeo Santos 

Ultimate 100 Artists

Taylor Swift retains #1 for a third consecutive week; more details on the reputation stadium tour can be found HERE

Imagine Dragons move back up #4-2

Post Malone goes #5-3

Ed Sheeran comes in at #4

Camila Cabello remains Top 5 at #5; she starts a Jingle Ball blitz in San Jose tomorrow night (11/30)

P!NK rode high (literally) at the American Music Awards and continues to ride high on the chart, rising #11-6

The Pentatonix Christmas Smackdown™ is in full effect as they cruise into the Top 10, #15-7; you can catch some of the holiday-spiced vibes live next month

Jumping #71-8, BTS has been making inroads to the U.S. for a while now (they debuted at #14 on October 20th, 2016) but their current blitz, led by a huge American Music Awards performance and an appearance on Ellen, has been massive

Kelly Clarkson has been keeping busy and it pays off: she climbs #46-20

Portugal. The Man own the biggest Alternative Rock song in a while, move up 21 spots to #23; they’ve got holiday radio shows and a Portland gig set for next month

Pentatonix aren’t the only ones who grab big activity leading up to Christmas: Michael Bublé goes #57-26, Mariah Carey moves #50-28, Gwen Stefani re-enters at #55, Lindsey Stirling re-enters at #64, Celine Dion comes in at #69 (we also approach the 20th anniversary of Titanic‘s release!), and Trans-Siberian Orchestra is at #97

Kelsea Ballerini continues to surge following the release of Unapologetically earlier this month, she re-enters at #62 here and is at #18 on Ultimate Country Artists

NYC heavyweights Fabolous & Jadakiss debut at #66 (or should it be…”666″?!) as a collaborative duo with the release of Friday on Elm Street

YoungBoy Never Broke Again has more than a few things going on right now and is subsequently up 26 spots to #68 for Big Mover status

A new video for Bella y Sensual (ft. Nicki Jam & Daddy Yankee) helps lift Romeo Santos #99-72 here and to #11 on Ultimate Latin Artists; he also recently announced dates for the 2018 Golden Tour

A remix of It’s Everyday Bro featuring none other than Gucci Mane brings Jake Paul back in at #84

Ultimate 100 Songs

Imagine Dragons‘ Thunder returns to #1 after just two weeks out of the top spot

Camila Cabello Havana (ft. Young Thug) is at #2

Post Malone rockstar (ft. 21 Savage) takes #3

Perfect from Ed Sheeran is #4

A huge #5 debut for BTS MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix ft. Desiigner), they also have DNA re-enter at #69

Lil Pump‘s Gucci Gang continues to grow, moves #9-6

Selena Gomez & Marshmello‘s collab, Wolves, howls into the Top 10 with a #25-7 move following a powerful live debut at the American Music Awards

Portugal. The Man brought their multi-format hit, Feel It Still, to the AMAs stage as well, with the cut rising #14-8

So far, Home from Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha is the hottest song from the massive, collaboration-packed Bright soundtrack as it goes +21 to #25

Taylor Swift adds a new track to the Top 100 with the #32 debut of End Game (ft. Ed Sheeran & Future)

P!NK‘s aforementioned daredevil performance of Beautiful Trauma at the American Music Awards easily blows activity up, earning a #33 re-entry

Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso see Let Me Go (ft. Florida Georgia Line & watt) climb to #31 after debuting at #74 last week

It’s Everyday Bro (Remix ft. Gucci Mane) makes a #40 debut

Shawn Mendes‘ There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back is another AMAs performance beneficiary, making a #82-54 Big Mover jump

…and don’t leave Macklemore out of the AMA bost-a-thon: Glorious (ft. Skylar Grey) re-enters at #63

Gary Clark, Jr.‘s rocking cover of The Beatles’ Come Together from the Justice League soundtrack debuts at #70

#4 Emerging ArtistYBN Nahmir, has Rubbin off the Paint debut at #79

Flo Rida returns with a potentially red-hot collaboration: Hola (ft. Maluma) bows at #87

Our second The Voice performance of the current season to make the Top 100 is Addison Agen‘s She Used to Be Mine (The Voice Performance), which slips in for a debut in the #100 slot

Emerging Artists

6ix9ine holds #1 after debuting at the top last week; Gummo is at #37 in its third week on Ultimate 100 Songs

Redlands, CA rapper Lil Xan is really coming up now, he debuts big at #2 with his breakout track, Betrayed, at #76 on Ultimate 100 Songs

Trippie Redd debuted at #2 last week and comes in at #3 this week; he’s on the bill for Rolling Loud SoCal on 12/16

At #4 is YBN Nahmir, who sees Rubbin off the Paint make an  Ultimate 100 Songs debut at #79

After spending all but one of his eleven weeks on the chart in the Top 10, Lil Baby makes his first Top 5 appearance after moving #7-5

At #6, making his first appearance since June, is now-Grammy-nominated rapper GoldLink; Chicagoland fans can see him at WGCI’s Big Jam on 12/30

July’s Emerging Artist of the Month, Sigrid, re-entered at #15 last week and climbs into the Top 10 at #8 this week as her cinematic cover of Leonard Cohen’s classic Everybody Knows from the Justice League soundtrack rises, and a video for her SUPER-dance-y Strangers drops tomorrow (11/30)

Margo Price moves back up the chart #27-19; she’s lining up some great club and theater gigs for early next year

Jesse Reyez re-enters at #26

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Ultimate Roundup: Taylor Swift Lives Up to Reputation Expectation

Camila Cabello Brings Havana to the Top / CMA Awards Dominate Activity / Eminem Walks On Water / Evanescence Synthesizes Success / Wiz Khalifa Laughs, Flies Up Chart / Greta Van Fleet Graduates!

Ultimate 100 Artists

Taylor Swift is once again in the #1 spot with the MASSIVELY successful release of reputation and announcement of the first round of of 2018 tour dates

Unshakable Ed Sheeran is up #3-2

Sam Smith re-enters the Top 5 with a#6-3 move as all cylinders continue to fire around The Thrill of It All

Imagine Dragons come in at #4

Camila Cabello is red hot, making her Top 5 debut at #5 as Havana (ft. Young Thug) takes over #1 on Ultimate 100 Songs

The rollout for Eminem‘s Revival album is fast and furious, popping him right into the Top 10, #25-9: within a week his collab with Beyoncé hits, rumors of the LP’s release date circulate, and he appears as Saturday Night Live‘s musical guest on 11/18

Let’s take a moment to look at the clear positive effect this year’s Country Music Association Awards had on many artists (be sure to check out Ultimate Country Artists as well):

Kid Rock logs another good Sweet Southern Sugar-powered week, moving #46-26

Evanescence returns at #30 with their first album in six years, Synthesis, with re-workings of their tunes with orchestral arrangements and an infusion of electronic elements along with a couple of new tracks; still plenty of chances to catch them live with an orchestra before the end of the year!

Christmas is definitely Pentatonix season, they are up #82-48 and yes, the TV special and tour are set!

A remastered release of Master of Puppets and the awesome Band Together Bay Area benefit concert help lift Metallica #80-54

With Rolling Papers 2 on the horizon, Wiz Khalifa moves #84-59 on the release of the Laugh Now, Fly Later mixtape

Pentatonix isn’t the only one with a big impact on modern Christmas music: Mariah Carey climbs #95-64

A big placement of Immigrant Song in Thor: Ragnarok bring Led Zeppelin in at #67 (along with a challenge from Jack Black to Chris Hemsworth)

NF is up #90-69 as Let You Down does well with a new video; the Perception tour stars in January

Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die! Greta Van Fleet graduates from the Emerging Artists chart with a #70 debut here following the release of their double-EP, From the Fires!

Michael Bublé is another Christmas powerhouse, re-entering at #87

#94 Sia is also getting in on the game, with her new track, Snowman, and Everyday Is Christmas (out this Friday 11/17)

Ultimate 100 Songs

After weeks of consistent gains, Camila Cabello‘s Havana (ft. Young Thug) takes the #1 spot

Ed Sheeran‘s Perfect is #2

Imagine Dragons Thunder takes #3

Post Malone rockstar (ft. 21 Savage) is #4

Keith Urban‘s important new song, Female, which he performed live at the Country Music Association Awards (more on that below), debuts big at #5 here while going straight to #1 on Ultimate Country Songs

Eminem‘s Walk On Water (ft. Beyoncé) is about as big as collaborations come, it debuts #6

What Lovers Do (ft. SZA) from Maroon 5 enters the Top 10 for the first time, #11-9, while Wait is a strong Big Mover, #89-46 (+43)

On album release week Taylor Swift gets four Top 100 entries: Call It What You Want (#10), …Ready for It? (#11), Look What You Made Me Do (#14), and Gorgeous (#56)

The Country Music Association Awards also led to a lot of movement on the Top 100 Songs side (be sure to check out Ultimate Country Songs as well):

Dua Lipa‘s breakout track, New Rules, is up to #20

Another controversial rapper has a fast-rising breakout song: Bushwick rapper 6ix9ine has Gummo debut at #61

As mentioned above, a big placement in Thor: Ragnarok brings Led Zeppelin‘s classic Immigrant Song in at #64 this week

NF‘s Let You Down re-enters at #71 behind an emotionally-charged new video

Emerging Artists

In just his third week on the chart YBN Nahmir takes over #1 and Rubbin Off the Paint sits at #104, just outside the Ultimate 100 Songs

PnB Rock’s debut studio album, Catch These Vibes, hits the street this Friday (11/17) and he re-enters the chart very strong at #2 in the lead-up, his first appearance since April, 2016

Devin Dawson holds at #3; he’s got an Orlando gig with Michael Ray and two awesome radio shows in Kentucky coming up

Cheat Codes take the #4 spot; they have three sick gigs on the calendar

Sofi Tukker moves up #6-5 here and #15-13 on Ultimate EDM Artists while Best Friend (ft. Nervo, The Knocks, and Alisa Ueno)  goes #9-6 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Alice Merton entered the Top 10 for the first time last week and continues to climb, #9-7, this week

18-year-old, Phoenix-based singer Trinidad Cardona debuts at #16 as his viral track, Jennifer, continues to grow – check out this Pigeons & Planes rundown of his great story; he’s already got dates set for early next year supporting Alex Aiono’s Feels Like tour (P.S. – this feels a bit familiar to when Emerging Artist chart grad Khalid came out of El Paso, TX at the same age, just after graduating high school…)

After re-entering at #40 last week, Lost Kings jump +20 to #20 (this week’s top Big Mover) as First Love (ft. Sabrina Carpenter) picks up some Top 40 and Dance radio spins

A trio of notable re-entries: R.LUM.R. (#37), Declan McKenna (#38), and Hoodrich Pablo Juan (#39)

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Ultimate Roundup: Chris Brown Doubles Down

Sam Smith‘s Sophomore Thrill / Maroon 5 Ups Your Dosage / 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin Launch Bangin’ Sneak Attack / Blake Shelton Shores It Up / Kid Rock with Sugar on Top

Ultimate 100 Artists

It’s now four weeks in a row at #1 for Imagine Dragons

Taylor Swift moves #4-2 and with Reputation dropping tomorrow (11/10) she’s sure to take over the #1 spot

Ed Sheeran is #3

The forty-five track Heartbreak on a Full Moon lifts Chris Brown into the Top 5, #18-4

Post Malone rounds out the Top 5 at #5

Sam Smith‘s sophomore release, The Thrill of It All, brings him into the Top 10, #16-6; he’s got a couple of radio show appearances next month, then his tour starts next June

Red Pill Blues, their sixth studio album, gives a #14-9 boost to Maroon 5; they’ve got a Las Vegas run through New Year’s Eve, then the big tour starts at the end of May

21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin debut at #10 as a collaborative trio on the drop of the Without Warning album

Migos lean up on the Top 10 at #11; they will be booming Morgantown, WV and Youngstown, OH on 12/1 & 12/2

Texoma ShoreBlake Shelton‘s eleventh studio album, gives him a #14 re-entry here while he takes over #1 on Ultimate Country Artists

With a full week-and-a-half of activity following the release of I Still AmYo Gotti is by far this week’s top Big Mover, +50 to #27

Kelsea Ballerini‘s second album, Unapologetically, is finally here and provides for her first Top 100 appearance (#38) since February after she performed on the Grammys with Lukas Graham

He may not be running for Senate after all, but Kid Rock is still dropping albums, with Sweet Southern Sugar earning him a #46 re-entry this week; Laughlin, NV is up this weekend (11/11), New Year’s Even in KC, then the Greatest Show On Earth Tour unloads on January 19th

Another week of huge social growth helps Selena Gomez rise #88-56 with +32 Big Mover status (Justin Bieber is also up, #70-52, with a big social bump…hmmmm…)

TWICE is the latest K-Pop sensation to hit America, with the nine-strong group making a #77 debut

The return of N.E.R.D. is upon us with a BANGING Rihanna collab, which brings them back to the Top 100 (#79) for the first time in almost exactly seven years (they hit #52 on 11.07.10 following the release of Nothing)

Ultimate 100 Songs

Imagine Dragons‘ Thunder takes a sixth consecutive week at #1

Camila Cabello‘s Havana (ft. Young Thug) keeps it up, moves #3-2

Perfect from Ed Sheeran is #3

The last new single before tomorrow’s (11/10) release of Taylor Swift‘s ReputationCall It What You Want, debuts at #4

Post Malone rockstar (ft. 21 Savage) comes in at #5

Sam Smith Too Good at Goodbyes enters the Top 10, #13-8 while Burning debuts at #73

Migos‘ MotorSport (ft. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B) debuted #28 last week and swerves right into the Top 10 at #9 this week

Kelly Clarkson‘s Love So Soft is up #25-12

N.E.R.D. serves up a brand-new BANGER, Lemon (ft. Rihanna), which debuts #26

I’ll Name the Dogs from Blake Shelton‘s new set is this week’s top Big Mover, +46 to #35 here and +10 to #4 on Ultimate Country Songs

21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin get three debuts from their new album: Ghostface Killers (ft. Travis Scott) at #44, Rap Saved Me (ft. Quavo) at #58, and Ric Flair Drip at #77

The Voice is heating up and Chloe Kohanski‘s Landslide (The Voice Performance) is the first debut (at #68) from the latest crop of contestants

Kodak Black‘s Roll In Peace (ft. XXXTentacion) grabs a +29 Big Mover jump to #71

TWICE‘s LIKEY comes out strong with a #84 debut, propelling their artist debut above

Wait debuts #89 on the drop of Maroon 5‘s latest album

Emerging Artists

Greta Van Fleet holds #1 again this week; just a few more chances to catch them live before the year is out!

Cheat Codes repeat at #2 as Feels Great (ft. Fetty Wap & CVBZ) is now charting at Top 40 radio

Devin Dawson digs deeper into the Top 5, going #4-3; he’s #25 (+8) on Ultimate Country Artists while All On Me moves up yet again, to #18, on Ultimate Country Songs

YBN Nahmir debuted at #12 last week and jumps right into the Top 5 this week, #12-4

With activity up across the board, November 2016 Emerging Artist of the Month, Bishop Briggs, returns to the Top 5 after a #14-5 climb

Sofi Tukker is this week’s top gainer, +16 to #6, making for their first Top 10 appearance as Best Friend (ft. Nervo, The Knocks, and Alisa Ueno) debuts #9 on Ultimate EDM Songs; they also debut #15 on Ultimate EDM Artists!

Alice Merton also makes her first Top 10 appearance, moving #11-9; she’ll be playing Live 105’s Not So Silent Night in Oakland on 12/9

Boy Band winners, In Real Life, re-enter at #18

Rapsody moves up #32-27 after last week’s re-entry

EDM duo Lost Kings slip in for a #40 re-entry, their first appearance since August; they have collabs with Sabrina Carpenter, Emily Warren, and Ally Brooke & A$AP Ferg working out there…

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