Ultimate Roundup: LA juxtaposed – High by the Beach and Straight Outta Compton

5SOS solidifying claim to their season, Maiden’s Sweet Sixteen, and a Country breakout triple threat

Top Artists

Lana Del Rey returns at #8 with the release of her new single and announcement of her upcoming third studio album release, Honeymoon

5 Seconds of Summer are a Big Mover up to #6 on the back of their second hot new single in a row

The record-breaking opening weekend for Straight Outta Compton is generating a lot of activity:

Dr. Dre holds #5

N.W.A. moves up 57 spots to #15

Ice Cube enters the Ultimate 100 at #92

Eazy-E cracks the chart at #96

At #99 Iron Maiden releases the new single Speed of Light, with accompanying video game-inspired video, in advance of their sixteenth studio album, the upcoming double-disc The Book of Souls

Other notable new album release spikes come from:

Former The Voice contestant Melanie Martinez (Cry Baby) – #46 – Currently on North American club tour

Bullet for My Valentine (Venom) – #60 – On the end-run of the SLIPKNOT: Summer’s Last Stand Tour

A posthumous release from Queens rapper Chinx (Welcome to JFK) – #93

Top Songs

Lana Del Rey’s High by the Beach brings out the big guns to break up the summer chart-topper party with a #3 debut

5 Seconds of Summer drop Fly Away in at #7, their second strong debut in under 2 months

N.W.A. classic Straight Outta Compton is revisited by fans and debuts over a quarter-century after its release, at #50

Jason Derulo’s latest, Cheyenne, debuts at #84

K Camp is picking up steam as the new single Comfortable debuts at #88

Fast-rising new artist Alessia Cara sees her first single Here debut at #90

Mac Miller’s 100 Grandkids debuts at #97

A trio of country debuts rounds out the chart:

Dustin Lynch Hell of a Night at #92

Michael Ray Kiss You in the Morning at #94

Maddie & Tae Fly at #100

Emerging Artists

Florida native Michael Ray has been on the chart for a while, claiming #19 this week, and with his debut single Kiss You in the Morning cracking the Ultimate 100 Songs chart might soon be a graduate of the Emerging ranks as he moves from #160 to #128 on the Ultimate 100 Artists chart

Sleep paralysis-inspired “drone-metal-art-folk”? Yes please. Take a moment away from your happy “here comes the weekend” playlist and check out LA-based Chelsea Wolfe, one of our newest entrants to the Emerging Artists pool…

We’ll just keep saying her name: Alessia Cara

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