Ultimate Roundup: Dr. Dre doesn’t live up to hype…he creates it.

We have a chart Drakeover, the Quan has been Hit, Disney’s The Descendants drives parents to drinking and cast recordings up the rankings, Luke Bryan is feeling frisky, and Mac Miller returns better than ever.

Top Artists

Dr. Dre is this week’s biggest mover within the Top 100, up 56 spots to #4 as the Compton: A Soundtrack release peaks

Charlie Puth is really catching on as he moves up 33 to #28

Mac Miller jumps into the chart at #70 on news of his upcoming album GO:OD AM and the release of the first single

At #72 N.W.A emerges from the classic catalog world during the run up to the 8/14 release of Straight Outta Compton

iHeart Memphis owns the latest YouTube dance craze, earning a debut at #74

R. City engages fans with their single Locked Away (ft. Adam Levine), makes debut at #85

Disney’s The Descendants TV movie original cast has multiple songs getting activity

Shinedown debut at #93 on airplay and streaming of their single Cut the Cord and confirmation of a 9/18 release date for their 5th studio album, Threat to Survival

Other notable new album release spikes come from:

TobyMac (This is Not a Test) – #78 – Currently playing some shows, NA tour begins in earnest in October

Chief Keef (Bang 3 Pt. 2) – #85 – Surprise release two weeks ahead of schedule

Top Songs

Drake debuts three, count ‘em, three new singles (Charged Up at #38, Hotline Bling at #47, Right Hand at #80) as well as being featured on The Game’s 100 which debuts at #94, giving 7 of his own tracks and 3 features on this week’s chart

iHeart Memphis’ YouTube dance sensation Hit the Quan quickly debuts high on the chart at #19

Fetty Wap releases yet another single, appropriately entitled Again, which debuts at #33

Dove Cameron’s performance of If Only from The Descendants TV movie debuts at #78 while the cast recording of Rotten to the Core is a Big Mover from #95 to #30

With the release of his new album Kill the Lights Luke Bryan sees Strip it Down reenter the chart at #51 and title track Kill the Lights debut at #95

Notable Emerging Artists

Southern Rockers The Cadillac Three jump back into the chart all the way up at #7 with Country radio exposure of White Lightning; they look to keep momentum as they tour festivals, fairs, and clubs to close out the summer before embarking on Chase Rice’s JD & Jesus Tour in October

PVRIS just wrapped up a rocking summer swing on the Vans Warped Tour and has built a respectable streaming and social base…will radio get on board with a single like My House or perhaps White Noise, Fire, or St. Patrick?


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