Ultimate Roundup: French Montana Sets New Rules

Demi Lovato’s Sorry…Wait…No She’s Not / Selena Gomez Likes What She Sees in the Mirror / Coldplay’s Kaleidoscope Companion / Jerika Is Real! / Kid Rock for Senate / Lana’s Lust for Life

Ultimate 100 Artists

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Luis Fonsi is #1

After surging for a #5 re-entry last week, JAY-Z is up to #2 as 4:44 is on everyone’s readout

DJ Khaled takes #3

Ed Sheeran is #4, we’ll see how his Game of Thrones cameo and ongoing Twitter troubles affect activity next week

Imagine Dragons remain the hottest rock act out there, occupy the #5 spot

Adding a new collab with Gucci Mane to the mix brings soon-to-be-25-year-old Selena Gomez into the Top 10 with a nice #29-8 move

Demi Lovato makes a splash, and she’s not sorry one bit, for a strong #12 re-entry

The release of French Montana’s 2nd album, Jungle Rules, boosts him +24 to #16

The “companion piece” to A Head Full of Dreams, the Kaleidoscope EP, makes Coldplay this week’s top Big Mover, +38 to #20

Jake Paul’s latest, with beau Erika Costell, keeps him warm and back in the top half of the chart after climbing #70-41

Emerging Artist graduate Luke Combs could soon have two singles in Ultimate 100 Songs as he builds #62-50

Wiz Khalifa has the most-viewed video of all-time on YouTube and collabs and cameos all over the place…he’s +20 to #54

Fans got hyped on the new HBO documentary, The Defiant Ones, with activity bringing Dr. Dre back in at #65

James Arthur moves #82-66 as he’s out on the Honda Civic Tour now

Whether Kid Rock actually runs for Senate or not doesn’t change the fact that the hype and new music rocket him to #68, his first Top 100 appearance in over 2 years

Lana Del Rey is on a roll with material, activity, and press around Lust for Life, earning a #70 re-entry

Ultimate 100 Songs

Luis Fonsi’s Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber) spends week number ten at #1 and is gaining insanely quickly on Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth for most-viewed YouTube video ever

Speaking of Charlie Puth, his single, Attention, made an impressive move to #2 last week and shows staying power by retaining that spot this week

Demi Lovato’s house-party-video-fueled Sorry Not Sorry crashes in for a #3 debut

Fetish (ft. Gucci Mane) from Selena Gomez is another big-time debut, at #4

Shawn Mendes There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back comes in at #5

Malibu by Miley Cyrus is back up, #34-18

JAY-Z The Story of O.J. moves #39-30 following its debut week; 4:44 joins it with a #60 debut as does Bam (ft. Damian Marley) with a #97 debut

Hailee Steinfeld’s Most Girls was last week’s top Big Mover, going +32 to #63…this week it is a close second with a +30 gain to #33

Macklemore Glorious (ft. Skylar Grey) debuted #79 last week and climbs to #45 this week, our top Big Mover, because it really does have just the best video…if you still haven’t watched it, shame on you…

Being the all-time most-watched video on YouTube (for now) doesn’t hurt, Wiz Khalifa See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth) re-enters the Top 100 at #77

As mentioned above, The Defiant Ones documentary generated good activity for Dr. Dre, and that includes his sphere of influence as Eminem Lose Yourself re-enters at #79

Jake Paul’s Jerika (ft. Erika Costell & Uncle Kade) debuts #80, after the Team Ten-ers’ recent Vegas nuptials

Bank Account debuts #86 to join #53 Issa (ft. Drake & Young Thug) for 21 Savage

Kesha’s second new single, Woman (ft. The Dap-Kings Horns), debuts #91

Emerging Artists

Cheat Codes keep #1 here and move #9-7 Ultimate EDM Artists; No Promises (ft. Demi Lovato) goes #90-76 on Ultimate 100 Songs and remains #7 on Ultimate EDM Songs

May Emerging Artist of the Month, LANCO, rises #3-2 here and #37-36 on Ultimate Country Artists with Greatest Love Story moving up to #25 on Ultimate Country Songs

Greta Van Fleet, moves up one to #3

Rapper SahBabii slides up #5-4 with new Purple Ape video now out via a WorldStarHipHop exclusive premier

LANY remains in the Top 5 at #5

Tash Sultana enters the Top 20, going #22-16; she’s got Australian and European dates before heading to the U.S. for some shows beginning September 30th

Brooke Eden makes a big #34-17 jump

J.I.D rebounds #35-29…his new track Hasta Luego is getting mad blog love

Bailey Bryan re-enters at #37; she’s got a couple of fun shows in Chicago and Seattle set for August

Swedish rock group Royal Republic debuts #38 with Baby latching on at Active Rock radio


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Ultimate Roundup: JAY-Z Knows What Time It Is

Kesha Comeback!, Issa Debut for 21 Savage, HAIM Has Something to Tell Us, Charlie Puth Keeps It Up, Shawn Mendes Unchained, J Balvin Hitting Stride

Ultimate 100 Artists

Luis Fonsi strengthens his hold on #1

DJ Khaled is #2

Ed Sheeran moves up #5-3

Imagine Dragons take #4

With 4:44 having gone wider after an initial Tidal exclusive, JAY-Z surges for a #5 re-entry, and you KNOW the 4:44 Tour is gonna be BONKERS

Charlie Puth continues his rise, moving #12-7

Shawn Mendes enters the Top 10 at #9, his highest position since grabbing #8 on April 27th …and wouldn’t you know, you’re in luck because he is on his Illuminate World Tour with Charlie Puth right now!

The release of Kesha’s first new single in four years brings her in for a solid #15 re-entry

Woot woot! Emerging Artist graduate Khalid rises again! This time it is a #31-23 climb

Issa Album is the debut studio album from 21 Savage and its release earns the Atlanta rapper a #28 debut

HAIM’s sophomore album, Something to Tell You, brings the trio in at #39; be sure to scope opportunities to catch them live

Following Fonsi’s Footsteps? J Balvin is this week’s top Big Mover, up 35 to #43 while keeping a hold on #3 Ultimate Latin Artists

Liam Payne keeps it coming, rises #73-51

The Jon Pardi party continues: he is up nicely for a 2nd week, going #79-63 here while remaining in the Ultimate Country Artists Top 10

J Balvin isn’t the only Columbian star rising in the U.S…Maluma is +18 to #65 as Felices los 4 builds

Blake Shelton makes a 20-spot gain to #66 with Country radio leading the charge

Ultimate 100 Songs

9 weeks in a row at #1 for the clear leader for “Song of the Summer”, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber), and 12 in a row atop Ultimate Latin Songs

After surging into the Top 10 last week, Charlie Puth’s Attention impressively moves #6-2

Charlie’s tour mate, Illumination World Tour headliner Shawn Mendes, has his There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back pounce #13-3

Meanwhile, Body Like a Back Road from Sam Hunt is a juggernaut at #4 and #1 on Ultimate Country Songs for the fifteenth week in a row where it has never come out of the top spot

DJ Khaled brings in #5 and #6 with Wild Thoughts (ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) and I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne), respectively

Prayer, the first single from Kesha in about 4 years, smashes in for a #7 debut

We see Khalid rising on the Artists chart as mentioned above, and this is spearheaded by Location, which moves #25-15 this week

Calvin Harris’ mega-funky, perfect-for-summer jam, Feels (ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean) gains 23 to land at #33

4:44 may be the official single off of JAY-Z’s new album of the same name, but The Story of O.J. debuts #39, ahead of it, riding streaming activity

The track Issa (ft. Drake & Young Thug) debuts #51 even though it isn’t an official single for, or even on, 21 Savage’s new Issa Album

Get Low is the advice from Zedd & Liam Payne, it debuts #60 and will likely get high in coming weeks

This week’s top Big Mover is Hailee Steinfeld’s Most Girls, which rises +32 to #63

J Balvin Mi Gente (ft. Willy William) debuts #66 and goes Top 5 in its second week on Ultimate Latin Songs

Grandmas4Ever: Macklemore Glorious (ft. Skylar Grey) debuts #79 and has just the best video that you gotta watch 10 times if you haven’t already

Wisin adds to the surge in Latin music stars, especially from Puerto Rico and Columbia, with the debut of his Escapate Conmigo (ft. Ozuna) at #92, which also is Top 5 on Ultimate Latin Songs

Jon Pardi’s Heartache on the Dance Floor debuts #93 here and moves #20-16 on Ultimate Country Songs

Emerging Artists

Cheat Codes retake #1 here and holds at #9 Ultimate EDM Artists while No Promises (ft. Demi Lovato) is at #90 on Ultimate 100 Songs and #7 on Ultimate EDM Songs

LANY makes a strong #2 following the release of their debut album and peaking at #1 last week

May Emerging Artist of the Month, LANCO, sticks at #3 as they re-enter Ultimate Country Artists at #37 and Greatest Love Story moves #36-28 on Ultimate Country Songs

Michigan rock ‘n roll quartet, Greta Van Fleet, moves #5-4 as they enjoy steady growth around Highway Tune; headline tour kicks off August 15th at The Basement in Columbus, OH

Sigrid, July’s Emerging Artist of the Month, moves up #21-17 as 2nd single, Plot Twist, rolls out with a new video to back up Don’t Kill My Vibe, which is not many spins away from debuting on the Hot AC radio chart

Tom Walker is up #32-24 as Just You and I is charting at Hot AC radio and he shows some social growth

Singer and songwriter Ryan Hurd is +7 to #27 (and now engaged to Maren Morris, awwwww) as Love in a Bar gets a little attention from Country radio; he’s got live dates with Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion, and Maren on tap…

Showing some consistency is Big Thief, who re-enter at #28 after just a week off the chart; they can be caught at Forecastle Festival this weekend


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Emerging Artist of the Month: Sigrid

#21 Emerging Artists chart

#3,703 Ultimate 100 Artists chart

When we first experienced 20-year-old Norwegian singer Sigrid live, at South by Southwest in Austin last March, our first question was…“Where does she store THAT VOICE!?” Sigrid’s empowering pop anthems grab you right out of the gate, her deep-rooted voice and wide range demanding attention.

Raised in a musical environment and encouraged by her musician brother, Sigrid wrote her first song, Sun, at age 16 and realized this was a path she wanted to explore. She continued to write and quickly took to performing live, proving her mettle in front of music festival crowds across Europe.

The single Don’t Kill My Vibe, released just over 4 months ago, is building in her home country, the UK, and Australia while gaining traction at Top 40 and Hot AC radio in the United States. It becomes clear that this isn’t your average pop confection as listeners become familiar with lyrics such as:

You shut me down, you like the control
You speak to me like I’m a child
Try to hold it down, I know the answer
No, I can’t shake it off and you feel threatened by me

In fact, the song was inspired by a dreadful writing session and we can’t help but love how the young songwriter channeled that energy. This feeling of a strong foundation is even more poignantly conveyed by acoustic versions of Don’t Kill My Vibe  and Dynamite. This is real, heartfelt material that solidly stands on its own.

The team at Island Records in the UK felt all this, especially after Sigrid dropped jaws with a simple performance right there in their offices. A sincere and active courtship led to an agreement that put the wheels in motion last year. Positive, earnest coverage from NPR, The Guardian, BBC, Billboard, Newsweek, The Fader, and NME founded a chorus of praise indicative of what this burgeoning artist has already achieved and the potential that lies ahead.

Just before her debut Don’t Kill My Vibe 4-song EP was released at the beginning of May, Sigrid received a weighty endorsement when Lorde added the single to a shared playlist for her fans and followers. In May Sigrid was selected by Zane Lowe as an Apple Music “Up Next” artist, she performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden at the end of that month, and was also highlighted as part of the influential Vevo dscvr program.

After those initial performances, early gigs in Norway and Austria led to showcases in Brooklyn and Austin (for the aforementioned SxSw) along with headline dates in the UK. Sigrid recently played at Mercury Lounge in New York and appeared at the massive Glastonbury festival at the end of June. Future plans include shows in London, Manchester, Amsterdam, and Brussels along with the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas in September and stops in Dallas and San Diego in October. Surely this will be just the start of what we’ll see from Sigrid on the live front.

Making Sigrid an early pick is an easy choice, by both the head and the heart: the data is building and the music is as real as it gets. It won’t be long before heads are bobbing and hearts are throbbing as fans discover what we early adopters already know.

Don’t Kill My Vibe

• Is starting to rack up the playlist adds at Top 40 radio and is also building at Hot AC, where it could soon crack the chart

– ~2,100 spins to date have already lead to ~3.2 million in audience

– Early support from Radio Disney and stations in markets including Chicago, San Francisco, Riverside, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Nashville, Norfolk, and West Palm

• Has ~640k YouTube plays in the U.S. out of ~3.24 million globally

• Has over 17.6 million Spotify streams

Plot Twist is approaching 12 million

20k Facebook Likes, 42.1k Instagram Followers, 11.1k Twitter Followers


Check out June’s Emerging Artist of the Month: MISSIO


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Ultimate Roundup: Calvin Catches Funk Wav

Charlie Puth Gets Attention, Stone Sour’s Sweet Sixth Set, Khalid Locates Higher Chart Position, SZA Sizzles, B.I.G. B.I.O, Mitch & Scott Bear Superfruit

Ultimate 100 Artists

Luis Fonsi retakes #1 after just one week, gaining just a bit of activity on DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled is a strong #2

Imagine Dragons remain a strong #3

Bruno Mars is back in the Top 5 at #4

Ed Sheeran holds at #5, we’ll see how his Twitter exodus affects his ranking next week…

Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 makes Calvin Harris this week’s top Big Mover, +33 to #7

Attention is doing well and Charlie Puth is really out there, including a high-profile 4th of July gig, earning him the #2 Big Mover spot as he is +30 to #12

Corey Taylor’s Stone Sour releases 6th album, Hydrograd, makes first Top 100 appearance (#26) in over 4 years; currently on The Serenity of Summer tour with Korn, Skillet, Yelawolf, and Emerging Artists Ded

Emerging Artist graduate Khalid rises #48-31 with streaming leading the way

SZA’s activity remains strong around Ctrl, she moves back up #64-38; The Ctrl Tour with Smino and Ravyn Lenae begins later this summer

Shakira continues to find room for social growth, mostly on Instagram last week, as she gains 18 spots to land at #51 while remaining Top 5 on Ultimate Latin Artists

Sales surge Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast to a #54 re-entry after 7 weeks outside of the Top 100; the touring troupe is currently occupying Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre

Luke Bryan is riding high at #58 (+29) here and #20 on Ultimate Country Artists, but reveals he’s already halfway through a new album!

The 20th anniversary of his death has The Notorious B.I.G. in the news, a new A&E Biography documentary, and the Top 100 at #61

Radio airplay and streaming lead Eric Church to a #56 re-entry while he occupies #15 on Ultimate Country Artists; September might just be your chance to catch him live in concert

Our most recent Emerging Artist graduate, Tee Grizzley, is up to #75

A half-dozen or so songs doing well, not to mention features, is more than enough give J Balvin his first Top 100 appearance (#78) in exactly one year…meanwhile he moves #7-3 on Ultimate Latin Artists

Dirt On My Boots and Heartache on the Dancefloor lift Jon Pardi to a #79 re-entry and a move into the Top 10 on Ultimate Country Artists; the Californian is out on the road on Dierks Bentley’s What The Hell World Tour now

Lifelong friends, and 2/5 of Pentatonix, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying, have released their debut EP, Future Friends Part One, as Superfruit, debuting #95

Ultimate 100 Songs

8 weeks in a row at #1 for the clear leader for “Song of the Summer”, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber), and 11 in a row atop Ultimate Latin Songs

Imagine Dragons Believer very impressively takes #2 as big time radio airplay and good streaming numbers spur sales; Thunder is also up #56-37

DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts (ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) comes in at #3 and I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne) at #4

Body Like a Back Road from Sam Hunt is back in the Top 5 at #5 and easily holds #1 Ultimate Country Songs for the fourteenth week in a row (and it debuted at #1!)

Charlie Puth’s Attention surges +20 into the Top 10 at #6

Location from Khalid locates #25 (+13)

Lady Gaga The Cure is up #40-26

Signs from Drake moves #67-34 in its second week on the chart

A new video for Kendrick Lamar’s ELEMENT. puts the song in the Top 100 for the first time since May, at #63

Billy Currington Do I Make You Wanna re-enters at #68 while making a big move from #28 to #11 on Ultimate Country Songs

Chris Brown Privacy is +23 to #71

Love & Hip-Hop star Cardi B. keeps upping her rap game and now gets her first Top 100 song with the debut of Bodak Yellow at #80

Portugal. The Man’s Feel It Still debuted #92 last week and moves up to #83 as it rules the Alternative and Triple A radio charts

Metro Boomin becomes another mega-producer to drop his own cut as lead solo artist, sees No Complaints (ft. Offset & Drake) debut #89

The Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story documentary brings renewed love for Cassie’s 2006 song, Me & U (Remix), which debuts at #96

Emerging Artists

The release of their self-titled debut album sends LANY up 14 spots to take over #1 as sales, streaming, and social all spike

Greta Van Fleet enters the Top 5 at #5 in their fourth week on the chart

Lost Kings surge #31-14 on increased streaming and sales activity for Look at Us Now (ft. Ally Brooke & A$AP Ferg)

Car Seat Headrest moves #32-26

Stormzy is +5 to #28 in his 3rd week on the chart

R.LUM.R goes #34-29 with Frustrated holding steady at Urban AC radio; he’s got some west coast dates next week

Ded (#38), Amy Shark (#39), and Jordan Davis (#40) all re-enter this week’s chart after short absences…


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Gratitude Carries DJ Khaled to the Top

Imagine Dragons Evolve Into Top 5, Melodrama Proves Positive for Lorde, 2 Chainz Knows What Pretty Girls Like, Machine Learning with Nickelback, Jason Isbell Carries the Sound, Prodigy Will Forever Mobb Deep

Ultimate 100 Artists

The release of Grateful and a slew of active tracks cumulatively push DJ Khaled into the #1 spot, ending Luis Fonsi’s run at 6 weeks

Luis Fonsi is statistically right behind DJ Khaled in the #2 spot, showing just how massive Despacito is; he does hold #1 on Ultimate Latin Artists for the twentieth consecutive week (!)

Imagine Dragons’ third album, Evolve, is out and they do well to grab the #3 slot

Kendrick Lamar holds at #4

Ed Sheeran comes in at #5

The sophomore album from Lorde, Melodrama, helps her up #9-7; she plays Lollapalooza and Outside Lands this summer, then The Melodrama World Tour comes to America in March

Selena Gomez is back in the Top 10 at #10

Proving definitively that Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, 2 Chainz climbs #28-11

Shawn Mendes is +12 to #13, his highest position since April 27th, on solid radio airplay and social growth

Machine Learning: Nickelback come in at #20 (+13) on the release of Feed the Machine; they’ve got a ton of live dates rolling out now

The iconic 2Pac comes in at #25 with activity spiking around the new biopic, All Eyez on Me

A deluxe expanded edition of Purple Rain sells strong, brining Prince in at #28 over a year after his death

Emerging Artist graduate Kodak Black gets out of jail, jumps #44-30

The Nashville Sound carries Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit #47-33; if you can, definitely catch them in one of the cool venues they are coming through with The Mountain Goats

Calvin Harris veers from EDM to funk, with a ton of amazing guests, on Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which streets this Friday (6/30) so expect this week’s #58-40 to be followed by an even bigger move next week

Jake Paul’s new YouTube channel subscribers soar along with his Instagram followers, shooting him up the chart #76-49

Young Thug’s Beautiful Thugger Girls, his debut studio album that follows 4 successful commercial mixtapes, makes him this week’s Top Big Mover, +33 to #50

The recent passing of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy brings the legendary Queensbridge rap duo into the Top 100 at #55 as fans pay tribute, heads nodding

A quarter century after releasing their debut album, Music, 311 bring their 12th LP, Mosaic, into the world and grab #74, their highest chart position since hitting #36 after the release of Stereolithic in March 2014

Burgeoning South Korean girl group, BLACKPINK, debut #75 as they break K-Pop YouTube streaming records

Big Boi invites us into his Boomiverse, grabbing #81 in the process

Right Moves: Bob Seger hits streaming services for the first time ever, all boats rise, he makes his first chart appearance, at #95, since November 2014

Ultimate 100 Songs

Make it 7 weeks in a row at #1 for Luis Fonsi’s Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber), and 10 in a row atop Ultimate Latin Songs

DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts (ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) moves #8-2, jumping ahead of the smash, I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne), which takes #3

Imagine Dragons Believer enters the Top 5 at #4 while Thunder is the week’s top Big Mover, going #93-56 (+37), and Walking the Wire debuts at #68

Bad Liar from Selena Gomez hits #5 with a +4 rise

Now or Never from Halsey climbs #34-18

Liam Payne’s Strip That Down (ft. Quavo) is up #42-31

Emerging Artist graduate Khalid’s Location goes #50-38 with good streaming and radio numbers

Russell Dickerson performed Yours on The Bachelorette, giving the song a #55 debut here and a big #5 debut on Ultimate Country Songs

Emerging Artist graduate Kodak Black, in a very on the nose move, drops his own First Day Out, which debuts #64, after being released from incarceration

Calvin Harris is truly feeling the funk with Feels (ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean) making a #66 debut

Drake premiered his new single, Signs, which debuts at #67, at the recent Louis Vuitton runway show in Paris before releasing it online over the weekend

Kane Brown’s What Ifs (ft. Lauren Alaina) is +18 to #72 and enters the Ultimate Country Songs Top 10

My Girl from Dylan Scott is up 13 to #75 here while taking #12 on Ultimate Country Songs

South Korean girl group BLACKPINK broke K-Pop streaming records on YouTube in the first hours and days after As If It’s Your Last went up, helping earn a #81 debut

In a strong showing for Alternative Rock, Portugal. The Man’s Feel It Still debuts #92 while holding the top spot on the Alternative and Triple A radio charts

Emerging Artists

Last week (6/22), after spending 10 consecutive weeks at #1, Tee Grizzley became our 9th Emerging Artist Ultimate Chart graduate of 2017 when he debuted at #77 on Ultimate 100 Artists with a little help from LeBron James

That makes Cheat Codes our new #1 as No Promises (ft. Demi Lovato) is up to #69 Ultimate 100 Songs and #7 Ultimate EDM Songs; the trio is up to #7 on Ultimate EDM Artists

May Emerging Artist of the Month, LANCO, is up to #2 this week

After a huge #37-10 jump last week, Greta Van Fleet approaches the Top 5 with a #10-4 move; there are some opportunities to catch them live later this summer

Rapper Money Man makes his second appearance on the chart, and first since April, as his cut, How I Feel, is charting at Urban radio

June Emerging Artist of the Month, MISSIO, is back in the Top 10 at #9

IAmChino re-enters at #10, his first appearance since December

LANY climbs #24-15 as the 6/30 release of their self-titled debut album approaches; they play Forecastle Festival next month and kick off The LANY Tour: Part 2 in September

After debuting #20 last week, Shattered Sun moves up to #16; you can catch them on the Vans Warped Tour now

Barns Courtney remains consistent with a #25-20 rise

Tash Sultana surges +19 to #21 this week on social growth and a streaming uptick

Moving #36-28 is Bibi Bourelly, whose debut album is in the works…

No stranger to UK audiences, grime and hip-hop artist, Stormzy, is up to #33 in his 2nd week on the chart after winning the BET Awards’ “Best International Act – Europe” on Sunday

Country singer Brooke Eden re-enters at #38 after just a week away


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Ultimate Roundup: Katy Perry Proves Reliable Witness

David Guetta Has a New 1 4U, SZA in Ctrl, CMT Awards Award Activity, Rise Against Throws It to the Wolves, G-Dragon Scales Up in U.S., Hillsong United’s 5th Wonder, Playboi Carti Debuts

Ultimate 100 Artists

Luis Fonsi is #1 for the 5th week in a row and remains installed atop Ultimate Latin Artists for the 19th week in a row

With Shape of You killing it on all fronts, Ed Sheeran moves back up #5-2 prior to his S. tour dates kicking off July 1st

Kendrick Lamar is #3

DJ Khaled is back in the Top 5 at #4

Bruno Mars takes #5

The highly publicized release of Witness sends Katy Perry back into the Top 10 with a #16-7 move; Witness The Tour hits the road in September

With positivity and love still swirling around Ariana Grande, soon to be Manchester’s first honorary citizen, and her music following the huge One Love Manchester benefit concert, she surges #28-10

David Guetta crashes back into the Top 100 at #14 following the release of his new Justin Bieber collab; he also achieves the feat of kicking The Chainsmokers out of #1 on Ultimate EDM Artists, which they held consecutively since August 11th, 2016!!!

Niall Horan goes up #29-18

R&B singer SZA breaks out with the release of her debut album, Ctrl, to Debut #28

Keith Urban cleaned up at the CMT Awards and is this week’s top Big Mover, going +27 to #30, while re-entering the Top 5 on Ultimate Country Artists

The CMT Awards were also good for Lady Antebellum, who re-enter the Top 100 at #35 and surge #24-6 on Ultimate Country Artists

Following the aforementioned Manchester benefit concert, New Fans & Followers are up 97% for Coldplay, sending them up #76-60 (and they have a very cool-sounding new app designed by none other than Brian Eno)

Wolves is the latest album from Rise Against, who re-enter at #61; they are on our right now with Deftones and Thrice

South Korean rapper G-Dragon has his best U.S. sales showing to date with his new Kwon Ji Yong EP, earning a Debut at #70

Hillsong United’s 5th studio album, Wonder, is out and they return to the Top 100 at #80

His track, Magnolia, Debuted on Ultimate 100 Songs last week, now Playboi Carti makes his Ultimate 100 Artists Debut at #94 and is likely to rise…

Ultimate 100 Songs

Song of the Summer frontrunner, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber), is #1 for the 5th week in a row while it and the original version spend an eighth consecutive week in the top two spots on Ultimate Latin Songs

DJ Khaled I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne) slides up to #2

Believer from Imagine Dragons does well again this week, taking #3

Sam Hunt Body Like a Back Road moves #5-4 and keeps #1 on Ultimate Country Songs

David Guetta’s 2U (ft. Justin Bieber) Debuts huge at #5 and touts a lip sync video featuring the Victoria’s Secret Angels

Slow Hands from Niall Horan keeps rising, now for a Top 10 spot at #9

All-star performances were the name of the game at this year’s CMT Awards, and some of the biggest beneficiaries of ensuing activity are:

Lady Gaga The Cure moves #39-26

The latest from DJ Khaled‘s upcoming album, GratefulTo the Max (ft. Drake), Debuts #29

Ariana Grande’s One Last Time re-enters at #35 following One Love Manchester

Selena Gomez Bad Liar rises #54-42

The Witness album release helps push Katy Perry’s Bon Appétit (ft. Migos) from #65 to #54 and Swish Swish (ft. Nicki Minaj) from #83 to #70

Playboi Carti Magnolia Debuted #68 last week and jumps up to #48 this week for a nice opening salvo of activity

Niall isn’t the only surging 1D’er on this chart as Strip That Down (ft. Quavo) by Liam Payne moves up #70-49

Internet sensations Annie LeBlanc & Hayden Summerall team up for a cover of Alex & Sierra’s 2014 song, Little Do You Know, which Debuts #74 while the original is also brought up the chart by related activity for a #84 Debut

The new song from 2 Chainz’s upcoming Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, 4AM (ft. Travis Scott), Debuts #94

Grabbing a #100 Debut is Meek Mill Whatever You Need (ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign)

Emerging Artists

Tee Grizzley and Cheat Codes hold #1 and #2, respectively

May Emerging Artist of the Month, LANCO, moves #5-3 with a nice social bump and activity from the new official video for Greatest Love Story, which re-enters Ultimate Country Artists at #38

Brooklyn indie rock quartet Big Thief Debut at #8 following the release of their second album, Capacity

June’s Emerging Artist of the Month, MISSIO, holds at #11

LA DJ duo Lost Kings Debut #12 here and at #39 on Ultimate EDM Artists as their new cut, Look At Us Now (ft. Ally Brooke & A$AP Ferg), which Debuts #39 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Declan McKenna is +6 to #19 as his new song, Humongous, gets a push and starts to react; he’ll be playing at Lollapalooza and a few U.S. Dates in August

After last week’s Debut at #27, Ofenbach move up to #22

Skylar Stecker makes a healthy #36-26 move

James TW re-enters at #31

Michigan rock’n’roll outfit, and freakishly legit channelers of Led Zeppelin, Greta Van Fleet, Debut #37 as Highway Tune does well at Active Rock radio

To say that Barcelona frontman Brian Fennell’s solo work as SYML brings the moods would be a drastic understatement; he Debuts #38 as his song Where’s My Love (with a freaking heavy video) and, well, kind of haunting cover of Sandman (which screams “David Lynch”) get attention

Country songwriter Ryan Hurd is making a go of it as a performer, Debuts #40 this week as he sees some gains with social and at radio with Love In a Bar


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Emerging Artist of the Month: MISSIO

#11 Emerging Artists chart

#1,415 Ultimate 100 Artists chart

Matthew Brue and David Butler make up the Austin, Texas-based alternative electronic rock duo, MISSIO.  These guys deliver their message via crystal-clear, melodic vocals with tons of anthemic hooks over deep, driving instrumentation and sampling. The message is intensely personal but relatable to so many, comes across honestly, and can be both dark and uplifting…which jives with the fact that the Latin word “missio” translates to “mission”.

MISSIO makes a lot of sense in today’s environment, both musically and socially, as they carve out their own space to occupy, inviting fans in. With rather brooding and distinctly cinematic motifs listeners might pick up elements familiar to the likes of Trent Reznor, Deftones, Placebo, and Filter, though with more of a contemporary, urban, street-level feel, kind of like Linkin Park’s, as evidenced in tracks such as KDV (ft. Shug), I Don’t Give A… (ft. Zeale), and Everybody Gets High.

Nowhere is all of the above more evident than MISSIO’s breakout single, Middle Fingers. These are writers. This is an anthem. One that landed them a contract with RCA Records and did well at Alternative radio earlier this year. By late winter there was enough activity that the band debuted at #28 on the March 9th Emerging Artists Ultimate Chart and they’ve risen consistently from there, recently reaching #4.

Their debut album, Loner, hit streets on May 19th and there is no lack of arrows in the quiver when it comes to what single will be next to get a push out front, with options like Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea and the aforementioned KDV and Everybody Gets High. Press coverage is growing, especially regionally around tour stops, and they hit the television airwaves with a May 24th performance on Conan.

Now let’s talk about the shows. We know how important the live experience is for fans as well as artists, especially young, developing ones.  It is evident that MISSIO understands this as they have run a consistent string of events together in the last year. First it was a few targeted major-market gigs with Australia’s SAFIA in July, a handful of dates supporting K. Flay in November, and a run through their hometown for South by Southwest in March. Then, taking things up a level, in April and early May they headlined the SiriusXM Alt Nation Advanced Placement Tour (AltNation gave early spins and exposure to Middle Fingers).

The stages, and audiences, are only getting bigger: they played Hangout Music Festival in mid-May and have huge radio shows and festivals like Firefly, Lollapalooza, and the ACL Music Festival (excellent homecoming) between now and October, not to mention some great club nights this month into July!

Hit single? Check. Deep bench of tracks on debut album? Check. Live on lock? Check. Not bad for an act just now heading into its fourth year.

Middle Fingers went Top 10 at Alternative radio in April

~31,500 spins to date with ~89 million audience to date

Top markets include Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, Seattle, Minneapolis, St. Louis, San Diego, Portland, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee

~2.8 million YouTube plays in the U.S., averaging ~246k plays/week over the last 4 weeks

Global plays are starting to rise, up 62% in the last four weeks

Total fans have increased over 548% since the end of February!

46.8k YouTube Subscribers, 12.3k Facebook Likes, 6.3k Instagram Followers, 3.3k Twitter Followers


Check out May’s Emerging Artist of the Month: LANCO


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