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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Ultimate Roundup: DJ Snake Encore Debut

twenty one pilots Usurp Drizzy, Hot Skillet, Cody Johnson Bein’ Himself, The Chainsmokers More Than Closer to #1, Zara Larsson Makes Lush Debut, Nick Fradiani Hurricane Season

Ultimate 100 Artists

twenty one pilotsSuicide Squad-boosted activity has proven enough to unseat Drake for #1, ending his incredible 13-week run at the top of the chart!

The Chainsmokers, with their Halsey collab, Closer, have enough juice to take #2…

…which puts Drake in the #3 spot this week

Major Key is a major success, sending DJ Khaled into the Top 5 after a #8-4 move

Rihanna just needs to be Rihanna to get back into the Top 5 at #5

The release of DJ Snake’s Encore LP propels the French beat-dropper to #7

After sneaking into the chart at #100 last week, Skillet makes a huge 77-spot jump to #23 following the release of UNLEASHED

Activity around Hillary Scott’s Love Remains album grows for a 2nd week, sending her up #77-31

Panic! At the Disco are the latest act to see a big boost from their Suicide Squad soundtrack contribution, move up 21 to #32

Britney Spears is not messing around as Make Me (ft. G-Eazy) climbs and a second new song, Private Show, drops…she is now at #35

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert is steadily climbing, making it to #55 in his 5th week in the Top 100

Texas Country singer Cody Johnson has released his 6th album, Gotta Be Me, with solid results as he Debuts at #83

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) just barrels into the #1 spot after Debuting #18 last week

twenty one pilots Heathens is now #2, leading five Suicide Squad soundtrack songs in the Top 100 this week

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling! holds #3

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

Let Me Love You (ft. Justin Bieber) from DJ Snake Debuts huge at #5

Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons Sucker For Pain (ft. Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) surges up from #38-13

Britney Spears Make Me… (ft. G-Eazy) is a Big Mover, up 24, now #30

Panic! At the Disco’s cover of Queen’s classic Bohemian Rhapsody for the Suicide Squad soundtrack Debuts #41

French Montana has a big single on his hands as No Shopping (ft. Drake) is a Big Mover up 37 to #44

American Country Love Song from Jake Owen gains 32 to hit #50

Meghan Trainor No goes #71-51

Britney Spears releases a second new track, Private Show, for a #55 Debut

She’s Got a Way With Words by Blake Shelton goes #80-58

You Don’t Own Me (ft. G-Eazy) from Emerging Artist chart graduate Grace re-enters the Top 100 at #84 as Suicide Squad tunes continue to dominate the chart

Zara Larsson is definitely taking hold in America, now seeing her single, Lush Life, Debut #90

Country rookie Kane Brown keeps ‘em coming as Thunder in the Rain Debuts #97 on the main chart at #15 on Ultimate Country Songs

Emerging Artist

American Idol Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani Debuts at #12 this week on the release of his first full album, Hurricane, on 19 Recordings/Dot Records/BMLG. The single All On You is getting some spins at Top 40 radio, press coverage surrounding the album is helping focus attention, and he just played at the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Nick returned to Idol as a mentor this past February and played on the American Idols Live Tour in 2015…we should expect more touring and high-profile appearances sooner rather than later.


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Emerging Artist of the Month: Chris Lane

#5 Emerging Artists chart

#373 Ultimate 100 Artists chart

Late last summer Chris Lane and his genre-bending falsetto started generating some activity that caught our attention. When his Fix EP was released in November, he Debuted on the Emerging Artists chart and in his second week was a Big Mover up 24 spots to #15. At the time we thought we might just have a fresh Country music star forming and the ensuing months have proven that out.

The standout baseball player from Kernersville, NC picked up a guitar and worked his way up the ladder by doing covers and playing shows before eventually writing original material and releasing a DIY album. After a few years of growth Chris signed on to Big Loud Records, the label grown from the established management, publishing, and production company Big Loud Mountain, perhaps best known for developing Florida Georgia Line.

He made his debut with the single Broken Windshield View in June 2014, laying solid groundwork with fans online, and has since earned rave reviews from Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” Young Hollywood’s “Artist To Watch” list, HELLO! Magazine’s “People You Will Be Talking About” and Glamour’s “Music We Love.”

Chris has opened for a lot of terrific acts, including The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Lee Brice, Chris Young, and Brantley Gilbert. He hit the road with Florida Georgia Line on their This Is How We Roll tour and supported Dustin Lynch’s Hell Of A Night circuit along with Tyler Rich last fall and winter. Now Chris has upgraded from the van to the bus as he rolls across America with Emerging Artist graduate Kelsea Ballerini as support for Rascal Flatts’ Rhythm & Roots outing, which runs into October.

The new LP, Girl Problems, streets toady, August 5th and features Lane’s irresistible lead single Fix, which is currently approaching the coveted #1 spot at Country radio. Named after the distinct thread of romantic obsession throughout the project, the album was produced by studio ace Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen).

With radio just about ready for a second single (there is a fun For Her lyric video promotion happening) it looks like fans are in for a lot more modern, super-danceable pop Country from this Emerging Artist.

  • Fix is currently #2 at Country radio with nearly 12,000 spins and over 61 million audience in the last week
    • 174,200 spins and 873.8 million audience to date
  • The video for Fix has been played 63 times in the last week across CMT and Great American Country outlets
  • 9 million YouTube plays, 4.6 million of which are for Fix


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Ultimate Roundup: DJ Khaled Knows the Key

Who Knew Kenny Chesney + P!NK = Fire?, Americans Love Jake Owen, Fantasia Defines Success, Hillary Scott Solo Debut, Suicide Squad Terrorizes Songs Chart, Rob $tone Makes Banging Debut

Ultimate 100 Artists

Lucky 13: Drake remains the #1 artist for the thirteenth week in a row

twenty one pilots edge up to #2 with two tracks in the Top 10 Ultimate 100 Songs

Major Lazer quickly hit the Top 5 at #3 as Cold Water pours over ears everywhere

Sia lands at #4

With Everybody Looking doing well, Gucci Mane moves up #10-5

DJ Khaled’s 9th studio album, Major Key, sells well and drives him into the Top 10 #28-8

Kenny Chesney’s collab with P!NK brings him back into the Top 100 at #11 while he shoots into #1 on Ultimate Country Artists

The Chainsmokers surge back up to #13 behind their latest single, Closer (ft. Halsey), on top of an abundance of other current hits

Jake Owen releases American Love, runs the press gauntlet, and keeps the live performances coming for the #27 spot

Gnash is our only Big Mover this week as he gobbles up 31 places to #52 in just his second week within the Top 100

2004 American Idol winner Fantasia releases her 5th album, The Definition Of…, returning to the chart at #55

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott makes her solo Debut at #77 with the release of her Scott Family-backed Love Remains album

D.C. rapper Wale returns to the Top 100 at #90 as My PYT grows

Halsey returns to the Top 100 at #99 as her feature on The Chainsmokers’ Closer skyrockets and her Badlands tour tears through summer

Veteran Christian rockers Skillet (20 years!) sneak in at #100 this week ahead of the 8/5 release of their latest album, Unleashed

Ultimate 100 Songs

After Debuting very strongly at #5 last week, Major Lazer Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) takes over the #1 spot

Sia’s Cheap Thrills only falls to #2

You really Can’t Stop the Feeling!: Justin Timberlake’s cut moves back up #4-3

Kenny Chesney released Setting the World on Fire (ft. P!NK) and it comes into the Top 5 at #4 just like that (and gives P!NK two fire-related jams on the chart)

Meghan Trainor’s aptly-titled Me Too has consistently stuck around through all the major releases shaking the top of the chart up lately, it is back in the Top 5 after moving #8-5

As Suicide Squad hype builds, twenty one pilotsHeathens surges once again, this time from #15-6; the duo also has Ride in the Top 10 at #9

I Hate U I Love U (ft. Olivia O’Brien) by Gnash enters the Top 20 at #17

Yet another solid release from The Chainsmokers, Closer (ft. Halsey), hits the ground running, Debuting #18 on the main chart and #4 on Ultimate EDM Songs

In further Suicide Squad soundtrack activity, Skrillex & Rick Ross Purple Lamborghini is a Big Mover up 54 to #35 while Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons Sucker For Pain (ft. Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) is a Big Mover as well, up 50 to #38

Desiigner now has two singles on the chart as Timmy Turner Debuts #39 and attempts to follow up on the debut mega-hit, Panda

Jacob Sartorius gets a second release to hit the Top 100 this year as Hit or Miss Debuts #50

Holy Key (ft. Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar & Betty Wright) from DJ Khaled Debuts #70

Gucci Mane’s Back on Road (ft. Drake) Debuts #89

Emerging Artist

Last week we noted the recent surge in Country on the Emerging Artists chart. Well, Hip-Hop/Rap is in on that too. Our newest addition is Rob $tone, who makes a strong Debut at #11. Rob came out of nowhere fast, he wasn’t even on the radar in his home town of San Diego, when his cut Chill Bill (ft. J. Davis & Spooks) started spreading on SoundCloud and then was used in The LAD Bible’s “fireball” video that got some decent viral spread a couple of months ago.

RCA Records snapped him up and the song with a catchy whistling loop (fans of Kill Bill, Vol. 1 will instantly recognize it…and the reference of the song’s title) and mega-hard drop is making its way out into the world…could we have another Panda or at least an Uber Everywhere on our hands?

San Diego heads can catch him open for Lil Uzi Vert at The Observatory North Park on August 11th.


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Ultimate Roundup: Miranda Lambert Roars Back

Sia’s #1 is No Cheap Thrill, Major Lazer Cold Water Hot, Everybody’s Looking at Gucci Mane, Relient K Catch Some Air, Gnash DebU, William Michael Morgan Tips His Hat Country

Ultimate 100 Artists

Though the Songs chart got shaken up this week, Drake remains the #1 artist, making it TWELVE weeks in a row

Sia takes over the #2 spot as Cheap Thrills has really blown up

twenty one pilots don’t go far, to #3

Beyoncé slips back into the Top 5 at #4

Rihanna takes #5

Miranda Lambert has returned in a big way with her new single, Vice, the lead from her upcoming 6th studio album, rocking her all the way to #7 on the main chart and right into #1 on Ultimate Country Artists

The boys in Major Lazer are at it again with their friends Justin Bieber and MØ, heating up to #9 under Cold Water

Yeah, call it a comeback: Gucci Mane went away for a while and now offers up Everybody Looking to hungry fans that drive him to #10

As the surprise part of Logic’s Bobby Tarantino mixtape release wears off, the momentum only builds, making him a Big Mover up 26 to #11…solid

Canton, Ohio natives Relient K have released Air for Free, the follow-up to 2013’s Collapsible Lung, for #71

Hillsong United come in at #74 this week following the release of their visual album, Of Dirt and Grace – Live From the Land

Dan + Shay re-enter at #78 (and go Top 10 on Ultimate Country Artists) as From the Ground Up benefits from a feature in The Bachelorette on top of already strong airplay

Epic emo rockers My Chemical Romance return to the chart at #80 behind big social media growth after fans mistook a teaser for the 10th anniversary reissue of Welcome to the Black Parade for a reunion announcement hint…

Emerging Artist of the Month Kiiara is up to #81 in the week after her Debut

Rising nap enthusiast Gnash Debuts #83 as his breakout track, I Love U I Hate U, just keeps growing

In advance of next month’s MC4 sophomore album release, French Montana is dropping singles, the XXL-produced Born to Win documentary, and hanging with Iggy Azalea…that earns #85

The release of Lil Durk 2X has earned Windy City rapper Lil Durk a return to the Top 100 at #92

Ultimate 100 Songs

Just when we thought no one could stop the feeling, the mighty Sia and her Cheap Thrills have vanquished Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling! from the #1 spot, ending its 10-week streak

And then this! Miranda Lambert’s emotional, rock-ish new single, Vice, comes out huge for a #2 Debut, and knocking Florida Georgia Line’s H.O.L.Y. out of #1 on Ultimate Country Songs

But wait, there’s more! Katy Perry’s new Olympic anthem, Rise, is up #4-3

NOW we find the former top track, Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling!, at #4

Another big Debut, this one from Major Lazer with Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) is our #5 song this week…expect this one to hang around for a while, folks

Don’t Mind, from recent Emerging Artist graduate Kent Jones, is now up to #16

The aforementioned Gnash has I Love U I Hate U (ft. Olivia O’Brien) become a Big Mover up 22 to #21 with solid streaming and sales

Emerging Artist of the Month Kiiara’s Gold scoots up #33-24

Dan + Shay’s The Bachelorette bump is showing: From the Ground Up is up huge from #75-30, with radio already committed

Wale’s latest, My P.Y.T., has been well-received and makes another nice move, to #46

A Little More Summertime from Jason Aldean goes #85-62 and is sure to do well as the season plays out

Yet another fresh Country summer jam: Brantley Gilbert’s The Weekend Debuts #72 here and #12 on Ultimate Country Songs

Former Emerging Artist Andra Day’s song, Rise Up re-enters at #79; it has been beautifully covered on America’s Got Talent and now that she performed it at the Democratic National Convention it should see more gains next week

With the release of his 2nd album nearing, French Montana has two cuts Debut: at #80 is No Shopping (ft. Drake) and at #85 is Lockjaw (ft. Kodak Black)

Lukas Graham keeps the momentum going after their smash debut 7 Years with the Debut of Mama Said at #86

Skrillex & Rick Ross team up on Purple Lamborghini (Debut #89) to give the chart its 3rd Suicide Squad single

Emerging Artist

We have been experiencing a surge for the Country genre lately, and the Emerging Artists chart shows no exception. William Michael Morgan moves up 5 to #10 this week as his song, I Met a Girl, which interestingly was co-written by Sam Hunt, goes Top 20 at Country radio.

Signed to Warner Bros. Nashville at age 19, the Mississippi native took to the likes of Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and George Jones at an early age. He quickly burgeoned playing as many gigs as he could with his band while a teenager.

Morgan continues to take his “hat country” directly to the fans, touring through the end of the summer, and we’re likely to see a follow-up single from his debut EP.


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Ultimate Roundup: Katy Perry Rises to the Occasion

Britney Spears Lookin’ for That Oooh, Needtobreathe Know Love Ain’t Easy, Dirty Heads Achieve Cinco, Respect Good Charlotte’s Authoritah!, A Golden Graduation for Kiiara, Miss Margo Price

Ultimate 100 Artists

Drake has now been #1 for ELEVEN weeks in a row

twenty one pilots take #2

…ending Justin Timberlake’s 5-week run at #2, though he only slips to #3

Rihanna holds #4

Sia moves up 3 to #5

Schoolboy Q goes Top 10 at #7 behind the Blank Face LP

Katy Perry is back with a bang, up 49 to #8, on the release of her Olympic anthem, Rise

Britney Spears hasn’t been resting on her Vegas laurels, drops the new song, Make Me… featuring the very hot commodity, G-Eazy

South Carolinian Christian rockers Needtobreathe release Hard Love and hit the chart at #20

Surf City U.S.A.’s own Dirty Heads release their self-titled 5th album and take #30 this week

As the surprise Bobby Tarantino mixtape continues to make its way into the world, Logic is a Big Mover up 23 to #37

Good Charlotte release their first album in six years, Youth Authority, and return to the chart at #44

With Lights Come On doing well (it is #4 Ultimate Country Songs) and A Little More Summertime strategically released, Jason Aldean goes #75-52

Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda continue to spread the positive energy and promote charity for those effected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy, are up #82-53

5 Seconds of Summer return to the chart at #66 as their Ghostbusters soundtrack cut, Girls Talk Boys, is a hit with moviegoers

Current Emerging Artist of the Month, Kiiara, is emerging no more: she graduates the Emerging Artists chart by Debuting #94 on Ultimate 100 Artists!

Ultimate 100 Songs

Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling! remains #1 for the 10th week in a row

Cheap Thrills from Sia slides into #2

Controversy shmontroversy, Calvin HarrisThis is What You Came For (ft. Rihanna) is a bone fide hit as it moves #7-3

Katy Perry makes a splash with the release of her Olympic anthem, Rise, which Debuts #4

twenty one pilots see Ride go Top 5 at #5

What Britney Spears does in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas: she drops Make Me… (ft. G-Eazy) for a strong #7 Debut

Girls Talk Boys, 5 Seconds of Summers’s Ghostbusters soundtrack contribution, Debuts #23

Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty) from current #1 Emerging Artist D.R.A.M. is now up to #34

I Hate U I Love U (ft. Olivia O’Brien) by Gnash is really doing quite well, is a Big Mover up 27 to #43

OneRepublic Wherever I Go experiences a surge in sales propelled by consistent radio airplay and streaming activity, moves #81 to #45

As the lead-up to the release of Dig Your Roots continues, Florida Georgia Line’s latest single, Smooth, Debuts #82 here on the main chart as it moves up 14 to #11 on Ultimate Country Songs

Jason Aldean releases A Little More Summertime for a #85 Debut, it hits Ultimate Country Songs at #13

Thomas Rhett knows you need a Vacation, the jam Debuts #92 here and moves up to #15 on Ultimate Country Songs

#2 Emerging Artist Dreezy’s Body (ft. Jeremih) re-enters the chart at #95 after a short absence

Last week Lil Uzi Vert made an end-run for an Ultimate 100 Artists Debut, now his track Money Longer follows suit by just slipping in for a #100 Debut

Emerging Artist

Margo Price (#17) recorded her Country/Americana debut album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, at the legendary Sun Studios in her home base of Nashville, Tennessee. The set was released via Jack White’s Third Man Records in March, and in April she was a bit of a surprise, but worthy, pick to be a Saturday Night Live musical guest.

Her single, Hurtin’ On the Bottle, is not getting nearly enough love from Country and Triple A radio, but no matter…she and her band, The Pricetags, are touring their butts off and winning fans with appearances like a recent visit to the Tonight Show and her joining Ryan Adams as opener and duet partner.

The road continues via gigs with Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, and festivals like Newport Folk, Interstellar Rodeo, Pickathon, Bumbershoot, and Farm Aid. And to think, this Emmylou-Dolly-Loretta-Tammy-influenced powerhouse is just getting started in the big leagues…more to come, we’re certain.


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