Ultimate Roundup: Not Hard II Love Usher

Mac Miller In Touch with His Feminine Side, Aaron Lewis Delivers Sophomore Sinner, Jack White Unplugged, Casting Crowns Comeback, Kiiara & D.R.A.M. Top 10 Songs, Wrabel’s a Few Blocks from a Big Hit

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Chainsmokers hold #1 for the 5th week in a row

twenty one pilots continue their run at #2

Drake moves up 1 to #3

Ariana Grande returns to the Top 5 at #4

Riding high on the release of They Don’t Know, Jason Aldean moves #9-5

Usher releases Hard II Love and moves #39-10

Mac Miller has a huge showing with the release of The Divine Feminine, jumps back into the Top 100 at #12

Who needs albums? Calvin Harris keeps the hit train rolling with My Way, surges +22 to #18

Aaron Lewis solidifies his Country game, now on Dot Records, by releasing Sinner for a #31 grab

Emerging Artist graduate Big Baby D.R.A.M. cracks the top half of the chart with a #58-41 move

A new Ron Howard documentary and souped-up Live at the Hollywood Bowl set see The Beatles take #53 this week

Not to be outdone, Led Zeppelin’s beefiest package of their BBC performances, The Complete BBC Sessions, brings the classic rockers in at #76

For their 50th year the Country Music Association outdid themselves by gathering dozens of amazing acts under the banner of Artists of Then, Now & Forever, which Debuts #80

Jack White’s Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 does well, he comes in at #87

What a comeback: cancer survivor Mark Hall and his band, Casting Crowns, release The Very Next Thing and take #96

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) retains #1 for the 5th week in a row

twenty one pilots Heathens stays at #2

Major Lazer Cold Water (Ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) continues at #3

Ariana Grande Side to Side (ft. Nicki Minaj) enters the Top 5 at #4

Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara’s Gold impressively makes the Top 5 at #5 after a very steady rise

Another Emerging Artist graduate, D.R.A.M., has his breakout single, Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty), enter the Top 10 at #10

twenty one pilots mix things up with their cover of My Chemical Romance’s Cancer, which Debuts #12

Calvin Harris has eschewed the LP and continues his steady release of hit singles with the aptly-titled My Way making a #19 Debut on the main chart and a Top 5 bow on Ultimate EDM Songs

The single from the Country Music Association’s 50th anniversary mega-supergroup, Artists of Then, Now & Forever, Forever Country, Debuts #21 in the Ultimate 100 and all the way up at #2 on Ultimate Country Songs

The video for Kanye West’s Fade continues to gain plays, driving the song up #56-33

Don’t say we didn’t warn you: Kungs This Girl (Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners) is a Big Mover up 20 to #34 this week and looks well on its way to being as big a hit in the States as it was overseas

It has been a while since our last surprise viral hit; the latest comes just as the school year is getting warmed up (as are volleyball players with moves) with Detroit’s Zayion McCall’s Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem) (ft. Zay Hilfigerrr) making a strong #54 Debut

Young M.A OOOUUU is a Big Mover to #65 in only its second week on the chart

Brett Young’s Sleep Without You has been doing well on Ultimate Country Songs, where it is now #13, and makes its Top 100 Debut at #73

Alessia Cara Scars to Your Beautiful Debuts #85

Portland rapper Aminé Debuts Caroline at #87, and you have to check out the fun video he and his crew put together (“Ummm…what are these bananas for…?” “Decoration.”)

Luke Bryan knows a thing or two about farms (his father grew peanuts), his Here’s to the Farmer tribute Debuts #92

What a world: who knew that a Michael Phelps lip sync of Eminem’s Lose Yourself would drive the classic track back into the char at #93?

Kings of Leon return with Waste a Moment Debuting #95

#3 Emerging Artist William Michael Morgan’s I Met a Girl Debuts #96

Emerging Artist

***It is worth noting that this week’s Ultimate 100 Songs chart has 11 songs from 10 artists that are currently on or graduated from the Emerging Artists chart this year, including 2 in the Top 10: Kiiara Gold (#5) and D.R.A.M. Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty) (#10). Be sure to keep an eye on the chart week in and week out so you never miss what’s coming next!

Pop singer/songwriter Wrabel (#12) is currently away from his Los Angeles home, on tour supporting Andy Grammer and Gavin Degraw. Wrabel has been developing for a couple of years now, initially signing on to Pulse Recording as a songwriter.

You might recognize him as the featured vocalist on Afrojack’s 2014 release, Ten Feet Tall, which is actually a re-work of Wrabel’s original song. He has also written for the likes of Ellie Goulding, Prince Royce, Adam Lambert, and Pentatonix, to name a few.

Now it is his turn to step all the way out front as his big hook-having single, 11 Blocks, is heading for the Top 10 at Hot AC radio and will soon make a play for Top 40 adds. With the official video having just dropped, it looks like his team will have plenty to work with on this project.


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Ultimate Roundup: Googoo for Lady Gaga

Sia Does It Again, Jason Aldean Knows, Bastille’s World, Wilco Schmilco, The Head and the Heart Go Major, Luke Combs Hurricane Force?

Ultimate 100 Artists

This is getting serious: The Chainsmokers hold #1 for the 4rd week in a row

…aaaaand twenty one pilots keep #2 locked up yet again…

Sia jumps #18-3 as The Greatest (ft. Kendrick Lamar) explodes

Drake takes the #4 spot

Beyoncé rounds out the Top 5 at #5

As A Bird in the Trap Sings McKnight does very well, Travi$ Scott goes #24-8 for a Top 10 showing

They Don’t Know, but Jason Aldean knows how to be a Big Mover, up 28 to #9 on the new album release

No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it…Lady Gaga is BACK, re-entering the Top 100 at #12 and likely to rise next week as radio and fans go nuts over Perfect Illusion

Bastille follows up their debut Bad Blood LP with the sophomore effort, Wild World, for a showing at #32 this week

A very steady Unsteady propels X Ambassadors up a whopping 59 slots to #34

Keith Urban makes a nice #83-60 move on the main chart, goes Top 10 on Ultimate Country Artists

Emerging Artist graduate Kelsea Ballerini is making huge waves in the Country history books, and only into her 3rd single all-time; she comes back into the chart at #63

Groundbreaking alternative rock/Country outfit Wilco put their 10th album, Schmilco, into the world and occupy the #68 spot

Miranda Lambert bounces up 22 to #72

The Head and the Heart release their 3rd album (and first with Warner Bros. Records), Signs of Light, making their first Top 100 appearance in 2 years, at #82

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) retains #1 for the 4th week in a row

twenty one pilots Heathens stays at #2

Major Lazer Cold Water (Ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) rises to #3 from #4

Sia Debuts The Greatest (ft. Kendrick Lamar) at #4…huge

Lady Gaga’s “comeback” single, Perfect Illusion, Debuts #5…also huge; and after just about clearing the Top 40 radio panel it its first week this won’t be a flash in the pan

Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara’s Gold goes #8-7 amidst all heavy-hitters

Gnash’s I Hate U I Love U (ft. Olivia O’Brien) continues an impressive run by entering the Top 10 after a #13-10 rise

Unsteady from X Ambassadors is the top Big Mover this week, going #50-13

Emerging Artist graduate Kelsea Ballerini’s 3rd single, Peter Pan, jumps #54-29 as she makes history at Country radio; the cut is now up to #3 on Ultimate Country Songs

Desiigner Tiimmy Turner makes a streaming-powered move up to #34

Keith Urban Blue Ain’t Your Color is now #46

Following the MTV VMAs debut of the official video and subsequent streaming activity, Kanye West’s Fade Debuts #56

Travi$ Scott is now on both of the main charts as Pick Up the Phone (ft. Young Thug & Quavo) Debuts #60

Every time there is any kind of news about Evanescence their track, Bring Me to Life, spikes on the chart; now that a full-fledged tour has been announced fans send the 2003 song up to #84

Brooklyn’s Young M.A is unsigned and doing just fine, thank you very much: OOOUUU Debuts #94 and doesn’t look like it will fall any time soon…

Former Emerging Artist Post Malone returns with a strong featured artist with Déjà vu (ft. Justin Bieber) Debuting #95

Rihanna Sex with Me Debuts #99

Emerging Artist

Country singer Luke Combs started showing promising activity last winter, soon after the release of his This One’s for You He Debuted on our Emerging Artists chart at #15 last week (9/8) and now moves up a spot to #14.

The single, Hurricane, is in rotation at over 30 Country radio stations, including leading support in Chicago, Orlando, Kansas City, Columbus, and his hometown of Asheville, NC. The video has just crested 1.5 million YouTube plays in the U.S. and his social following has grown well into six figures.

Luke and his band are currently touring their butts off into the fall, including dates with Corey Smith, up-and-comers Muscadine Bloodline, and a slot supporting Travis Tritt on 9/15.


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Emerging Artist of the Month: FRENSHIP

#25 Emerging Artists chart

#2,912 Ultimate 100 Artists chart

James Sunderland and Brett Hite make up the Los Angeles electro-pop duo, FRENSHIP. Both had been musicians on the scene and met not at a club, rehearsal space, studio, or through a network of fellow artists, but while working at Lululemon of all places…serendipity!

They got right down to work, first gaining attention online last November with Knives, an uplifting collaboration with Norwegian producer Matoma that is marked by a deep, swinging bassline interspersed with a lovely, light vocal. The next standout cut, Carpet, came this past spring. Their 80s-nodding, tropically-tinged sound clearly grew and once again meshed well with the emotionally relatable, catchy, melodic vocals that float through. Romantic memories of idyllic summer breezes, bare feet in warm sand, and lazy mornings in bed are easily conjured.

We come now to their current single, Capsize, which is a clear evolution of their sound to a larger scale. The addition of Emily Warren’s vocals and the big, super-clean production were exactly the right elements for birthing what is clearly a first-listen pop powerhouse that fits right at the leading edge of current tastes.

Having done well going the independent route the band linked up with Columbia Records and the heavyweight teams went to work. Capsize has already cracked the Top 40 chart, and with two thirds of the panel’s stations on board there is plenty of room to grow. The exposure here will augment their streaming success and widen the audience exposure tremendously; we are sure to watch spins and audience numbers pile up rapidly in the coming weeks.

We know that timing is everything, and all is lining up just so. The debut Truce EP hit streets on September 2nd and includes an acoustic version of Kids, a track they originally put out a couple of years ago. This re-work shows that the duo has heartfelt songwriting roots and breadth that is going to allow them to do all kinds of fun things going forward.

James and Brett are now hitting the road supporting Cherub’s Bleed Gold fall tour, which is going to take them through some amazing venues in great cities where they are sure to win new fans en masse. It looks like this fall is going to be a bit warmer as FRENSHIP’s good vibes pour through speakers everywhere, keeping hips moving and hearts full.

  • Capsize (ft. Emily Warren)
    • Is currently #38 at Top 40 radio
      • 3,750 spins to date, 11.75 million audience to date
    • Has ~700,000 YouTube plays in the U.S.
      • Averaging ~106,000/week over the last 4 weeks
    • Has ~2.8 million YouTube plays globally
      • Averaging ~449,000/week over the last 4 weeks


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Ultimate Roundup: Travi$ Scott Sophomore Surprise


Juan Gabriel Remembered, Ariana Grande’s Good Side, A Day to Remember Flip Bad Vibrations, Black Eyed Peas Looking for Love, Halsey Moves Closer to the Top, A Boogie with the Hoodie…Regular Person. Not.

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Chainsmokers hold #1 for the 3rd week in a row

twenty one pilots keep #2 locked up

Drake remains in the #3 spot

With a full week of posthumous activity, legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel soars to #4

Britney Spears is up #8-5 following the release of Glory and a big MTV VMAs performance

Florida Georgia Line only slips to #6 as Dig Your Roots and various album cuts garner much activity; they also continue to dominate Ultimate Country Artists at #1

Another MTV VMA bump goes to Beyoncé, who moves #10-7

Ariana Grande gets the strongest post-VMAs surge as she goes #19-9 following her Side to Side performance with Nicki Minaj

Frank Ocean remains Top 10 at #10 as Endless / Blonde fever continues…

Floridian metalcore/pop punk hybrid outfit A Day To Remember drops their 6th LP, Bad Vibrations, hitting the Top 100 solidly at #23

Travi$ Scott makes waves with all kinds of activity around the release of Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, including a promo with Mr. McKnight himself, to come in at #24

Barbra Streisand remains on top of her game as Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway continues to sell well, driving her up 28 spots to #26

On top of her usual activity, Halsey’s performance with The Chainsmokers helps her gain Big Mover status this week, going #96-65

Black Eyed Peas reunite for a good cause, re-booting their mega-hit Where is the Love?, this time enlisting “The World”, to grab #73

Linkin Park are just about always hanging around the Top 100, moving up to #81 this week as news of their upcoming 7th album starts to hype fans up…

The iconic Marco Antonio Solís peeks back into the Top 100 at #99 as celebrations approach for his FORTIETH year in music

Nick Jonas slips back in at #100 this week and he’s bringing the Bacon

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) retains #1 for the 3rd week in a row

twenty one pilots Heathens stays at #2

Britney SpearsMake Me… (ft. G-Eazy) re-surges #12-3 after their MTV VMAs performance

Major Lazer Cold Water (Ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) goes #5-4

We Don’t Talk Anymore (ft. Selena Gomez) by Charlie Puth comes in at #5

Ariana Grande’s Side to Side (ft. Nicki Minaj) explodes for a #6 Debut following the duo’s MTV VMAs performance

Mama Said by Lukas Graham moves #22-14 and looks capable of cracking the Top 10 next week

The latest from Florida Georgia Line, May We All (ft. Tim McGraw), is a Big Mover up 32 to #24; it is also up 7 to #2 (behind H.O.L.Y.) on Ultimate Country Songs

Following her knockout MTV VMAs set, Beyoncé sees activity on three songs: Sorry moves #69-41, Hold Up re-enters at #45, and Formation re-enters at #80

Black Eyed Peas reunite to deliver the an important message via a rework of their hit, Where is the Love?, #WHERESTHELOVE (ft. The World), enlisting a massive roster of stars, which Debuts #44

#1 Emerging Artist Rob $tone’s debut track, Chill Bill (ft. J. Davi$ & Spooks), moves up to #84 in its second week on the chart

Blue Ain’t Your Color from Keith Urban goes #91-66

Chris Brown’s Grass Ain’t Greener re-enters at #69

Rihanna’s Love on the Brain re-enters at #77

Nick Jonas is making us hungry: Bacon (ft. Ty Dolla $ign) Debuts #81

Current #2 Emerging Artist Tucker Beathard has his cut, Rock On, Debut #87

Emerging Artist

20-year-old Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (née Artist Dubose) cracks the Top 10 of our Emerging Artists chart this week, moving #11-8, after debuting on June 30th.

A lot has happened since A Boogie released his Artist: The Mixtape a mere 7 months ago. His tracks My Shit, Jungle, and Friend Zone received lots of attention online from blogs, streaming hip-hop fans looking for new jams, and influential New York radio stations like Hot 97.

At the beginning of August, the rookie got some Summer Sixteen tour stage time between Roy Wood$, dvsn, and headliner Drake at Madison Square Garden. Just this week he is featured in the New York Times Music section. His latest song, Not a Regular Person, is heating up while My Shit is getting some spins at Urban radio nationally.

East coast live dates are on the slate, including a couple supporting Schoolboy Q. Recently the independent he has been signed to, Highbridge the Label, inked up a joint venture with Atlantic records, signaling that only big things can be in store.


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UltimateRoundup: Frank Ocean Prefers Blonde

Florida Georgia Line Spread Their Roots, Britney Spears in All Her Glory, The Real Young Thug Stands Strong, Barbra Streisand & Friends, Juan Gabriel Gone Too Soon, The Hunna Gonna Win Stateside

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Chainsmokers hold #1 again this week

twenty one pilots keep the #2 spot warm

Drake remains posted up in the #3 spot

Florida Georgia Line jumps #18-4 on the release of Dig Your Roots, their 3rd album; they also continue to hold #1 on Ultimate Country Artists for a 3rd week in a row

Frank Ocean really shook things up with his release of the visual album, Endless, followed a mere 24-hours later by the independent release of Blonde, making a massive 50-spot move to #5

Britney Spears is up to #8 as fans dig into her 9th album, Glory

Charlie Puth suddenly finds himself in the Top 10 after a snappy #29-9 leap

Blake Shelton goes #48-31

The release of the Jeffrey mixtape propels Atlanta rapper Young Thug (née Jeffery Lamar Williams) #87-34 for Big Mover status

The Tag, You’re It/Milk and Cookies video double-feature carries  The Voice alum Melanie Martinez up 22 to #53

Always classic, Barbra Streisand delivers Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway and hits the Top 100 at #54

Middle of a Memory is doing well, he’s on the road with Florida Georgia Line, the Down Home Tour and EP are revealed…Cole Swindell goes #95-58

blink-182 keeps activity steady while touring, moves back up the chart to #61

Recent Emerging Artist graduate D.R.A.M. is up again, this time to #72

Legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel passed away suddenly while on tour last weekend, shocked fans pay tribute, bringing him in at #87, and he’s sure to rise next week

Ellie Goulding returns to the Top 100 for this first time since April 7th, taking #98

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) retains #1 this week

twenty one pilots Heathens stays at #2

We Don’t Talk Anymore (ft. Selena Gomez) by Charlie Puth breaks into the Top 5 with a nice #21-3 move and solid numbers across the board

Shawn MendesTreat You Better stays in the Top 5 for a 2nd week, now at #4

Major Lazer Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) moves to #5

Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara’s debut single, Gold, is up to #6…can the rookie break into the very heavy Top 5 gang?

Another Emerging Artist graduate, Daya, has her single, Sit Still, Look Pretty enter the Top 10 this week at #10

Make Me.. (ft. G-Eazy) from Britney Spears jumps #47-12 on the back of the new album release

Cole Swindell’s Middle of a Memory spikes 28 to #51 on the main chart and goes #12-6 on Ultimate Country Songs

Blake Shelton’s She’s Got a Way with Words is up to #54

Florida Georgia Line Debuts two cuts from Dig Your Roots: May We All (ft. Tim McGraw) at #56 and God, Your Mama, and Me (ft. Backstreet Boys) at #67

Ellie Goulding’s latest, Still Falling for You from the Bridget Jones’s Baby soundtrack, Debuts #71

Mercy, a new one from Shawn Mendes, Debuts #75

Brett Eldredge Wanna Be That Song makes a #84 Debut

After first hitting Ultimate EDM Songs, where it is currently #10, In the Name of Love from Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha Debuts #88 on the main chart

Blue Ain’t Your Color by Keith Urban sees a #91 Debut

Current #1 Emerging Artist, Rob $tone, is moving quickly and his debut single, Chill Bill (ft. J. Davi$ & Spooks), Debuts #95…let’s see if it can carry momentum into next week…

Emerging Artist

This week we feature British alternative rock band The Hunna, who Debut at #15. After establishing themselves in England and hitting a few other European markets, the group has crossed the Atlantic to take a stab at America, putting pen to paper with 300 Entertainment.

Their single, You & Me, is charting at Alternative radio and they recently wrapped up a string of North American tour dates. They’ll swing around the UK in October before popping back to the States for a couple of gigs in NYC and LA.

With the album, 100, available now, and the track, Bonfire, in the wings they should have plenty of ammo to continue their fight for new fans.


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Ultimate Roundup: Tory Lanez Told You

Shawn Mendes Reaches New Heights, No Slowing Kiiara Down, The Second Coming of Daya, Lindsey Stirling’s Therapeutic Third Release, Hardwired for New Metallica, Ro James: Permission Granted

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Chainsmokers move into pole position at #1

twenty one pilots land at #2

Drake remains in the #3 spot again this week

Rihanna is #4

Shawn Mendes makes a big jump from #24 to #5 for his highest-ever position on the chart

Major Lazer continues to build, moves #10-6

Adele returns to the Top 10 at #7

Canadian singer and rapper Tory Lanez releases his debut album, I Told You, gains Big Mover status as he’s up 65 to #11

PartyNextDoor holds at #20 as P3 maintains

Recent Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara isn’t slowing down, moves #37-22

Duo Rae Sremmurd inch up #31-25 behind SremmLife 2

Desiigner gains 14 rungs to #27 as Tiimmy Turner gains momentum as a solid follow-up to Panda

Another Emerging Artist graduate, Daya, returns to the Top 100 for the first time since February, taking #33 after a big jump

The score of the Netflix hit, Stranger Things, plays an integral part of the show and has resonated with fans, giving composers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein a Debut at #34

Dutch group Lukas Graham are proving not to be a one-hit-wonder as Mama Said does well and they move up to #40

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert cracks the top half of the chart at #46

Violinist, composer, and performance artist Lindsey Stirling returns to the Top 100 at #50 with the release of her 3rd studio album, Brave Enough

Metal gods Metallica re-enter the chart at #52 as they start to release singles from the upcoming Hardwired…to Self-Destruct LP (their 10th) and make a big splash with the inaugural concert at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

Frank Ocean comes in at #55 this week after creating quite a stir with the release of his Endless “visual album” followed one day later by the self-released Blonde LP, following weeks of suspense

Virginia rapper D.R.A.M. graduated the Emerging Artist chart last week with a #96 Debut, this week he continues upward to #82

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers also swap places with twenty one pilots on the Songs chart as Closer (ft. Halsey) retakes #1 in its 4th week on

twenty one pilots Heathens is #2

Shawn MendesTreat You Better crashes the Top 5 party at #3, led by streaming and radio airplay

Major Lazer Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) holds #4 for a 3rd week in a row

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling! once again remains in the Top 5 at #5

Now we’re talkin’! Recent Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara sees her debut cut, Gold, enter the Top 10 at #7

Sit Still, Look Pretty from Emerging Artist graduate Daya makes the biggest song move of the week, #64-11…can the momentum be held?

Very recent Emerging Artist graduate D.R.A.M. has his cut, Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty) move #25-22 and look for a Top 20 entry next week

Desiigner Timmy Turner runs up the chart from #72-27

Lukas Graham follows their debut hit single, 7 Years, with Mama Said, which is up 42 to #28 and looks like a lock for Top 20 next week

The first single from Metallica’s upcoming 10th album, Hardwired, shreds into the chart at #56

After Debuting last week, Kungs This Girl (Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners), is a solid Big Mover, up 32 to #63

With a new album slated for fall release, OneRepublic dropped the single, Kids, which now Debuts #64

YG has Why You Always Hatin? (ft. Drake & current #27 Emerging Artist Kamaiyah) Debut #74

Cole Swindell’s Middle of a Memory moves #99-79

PartyNextDoor gets Come and See Me (ft. Drake) on the board at #80 with a Debut

Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Starving (ft. Zedd) Debuts #82 and we are likely to see more action on this track in coming weeks

Look Alive from duo Rae Sremmurd Debuts #99, just getting in for the week

Emerging Artist

Singer and songwriter Ro James holds the #10 spot on this week’s Emerging Artists chart. Hailing from Stuttgart, Germany, he moved to New York where his aspirations took off with inspiration from the legendary work of the iconic Prince.

James began recording while still in his teens, and got an early writing credit on Miguel’s Use Me. The self-released Coke, Jack and Cadillacs triple-EP “set” gave him a platform to work from in 2013, performing around New York and getting an Asher Roth feature on the song Lisa.

ByStorm/RCA picked Ro up in 2015, put out the single, Permission, and released his debut album, Eldorado, in May. Permission did well at Urban radio, peaking at #12, while it is currently #2 at Urban AC.

Having just wrapped up a big string of live dates, including a run supporting Maxwell and bills with Fantasia and K. Michelle, it is a safe bet that plans for fall/winter will soon materialize.


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Ultimate Roundup: PartyNextDoor Rages On

Rae Sremmurd Duo Does Deux, Justin Moore Kinda Killing It, Kehlani Debuts Like a G, Young the Giant Bring Home the Strange, Our Big Baby D.R.A.M. Graduates!, Dae Dae Means It

Ultimate 100 Artists

twenty one pilots hold #1 again this week as Heathens leads three hot tracks in the top half of Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers hold #2 as Closer (ft. Halsey) stays strong

Drake remains in the #3 spot this week

DJ Snake moves up #7-4 behind the success of Encore

Rihanna will simply not be omitted from the Top 5 as she hangs on to #5 yet again

A nice #17-6 move as Ariana Grande does well in all categories, led by the single, Into You

Eminem returns to the Top 10 at #9 with some Suicide Squad exposure stoking classic track revisits while some drama over a non-existent beef with Drake got cleared up nicely…

In further news from the Drakeverse, the multi-faceted PartyNextDoor returns to the Top 100 after 2 years with the release of PartyNextDoor 3

Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons are a Big Mover up 26 to #22 as Sucker for Pain (ft. Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) goes Top 10 on Ultimate 100 Songs

Rae Sremmurd (“Drummer’s Ear”, backwards) return at #31 after the release of SremmLife 2

Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara really takes off with a #65-37 Big Mover jump

Arkansan Justin Moore re-enters at #39 with the release of his 4th studio album, Kinda Don’t Care

Halsey’s tour and collab-inspired surge continues as she is up 36 to #52 this week

Singer Kehlani makes her Debut at #91 as her Suicide Squad song, Gangsta, exposes her to a wide audience

Southern California Alternative rock band Young the Giant see their third album, Home of the Strange, do quite well, propelling them to #95

We are so proud! After capping his time on the Emerging Artists chart with a 4-week run at #1, Virginia rapper D.R.A.M. (“Does Real Ass Music”) graduates to the Big Show with a #98 Debut

Ultimate 100 Songs

twenty one pilots Heathens is now #1 as the popularity of the Suicide Squad soundtrack, and this song in particular, hasn’t abated

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) could only hold #1 for a week, going to #2 in this frame, but is still only in its third week on the chart!

Let Me Love You (ft. Justin Bieber) from DJ Snake follows a huge #5 Debut with a very strong move to #3 in week #2

Major Lazer Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) holds #4

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling! remains in the Top 5 at #5

Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons Sucker for Pain (ft. Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) is Top 10 now, going #13-6

Into You from Ariana Grande jumps #23-7 behind strong streaming, broadcast, and sales

Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara’s Gold is now #11, can she go Top 10 next week?

Usher’s latest, No Limit (ft. Young Thug), is a Big Mover up 41 to #29

Kehlani not only makes her Ultimate 100 Artists Debut this week, her Suicide Squad song, Gangsta, Debuts up at #32

Another Emerging Artist graduate, Grace, continues to do well as You Don’t Own me (ft. G-Eazy) is up a big 41 rungs to #43 as the Suicide Squad release reinvigorates the track that first spiked when include in a trailer earlier this year…

Jon Pardi’s Head Over Boots goes #78-54 on the main chart will cracking the Top 10 on Ultimate Country Songs

It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To by Billy Currington Debuts #81

Future makes a statement as his…cover?…of Desiigner’s Tiimmy Turner Debuts #94

It hasn’t take long for Kungs This Girl (Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners) to make a splash in America (it was pretty huge in Europe earlier this year), it now Debuts #95 here and goes Top 10 on Ultimate EDM Songs

DJ Khaled’s big crew cut Do You Mind (ft. Nicky Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross) Debuts at hot #97

Cole Swindell Middle of a Memory sneaks in for a #99 Debut

Emerging Artist

Atlanta just cannot stop delivering up-and-coming rappers these days; maybe the city should start its own label? The latest to rise to the top of our Emerging Artists chart is Dae Dae, who enters the Top 5 at #3 this week.

Signed to Nitti Beatz, his track, Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye), was released in 2015 and steadily made its way around before things got a little nutty with this viral video. Social media attention followed, and relatively new powerhouse label 300 Entertainment picked the young rapper up.

Wat U Mean is currently Top 5 at Urban Radio and now has a remix featuring Lil Yachty backing it up. He did a run of live shows on Young Thug’s Hi-Tunes tour earlier this year and we’ll likely see more dates materialize before too long.

The 4 Reasons mixtape is giving fans plenty to check out so things don’t get stale, like Spend It and Dej Loaf (a former Emerging Artist being the reference for a current Emerging Artist’s song?! Cool.).


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