Ultimate Roundup: N.W.A = “Never Went Away”?

Long Weeknd, Bon Jovi’s Mercurial breakup, Carrie Underwood takes a Smoke Break, and Silento says Obsérvame

Top Artists

The Weeknd holds the #1 spot for a fourth week in a row

Straight Outta Compton’s impact continues to be strong for yet another week

Dr. Dre moves into the #2 spot

N.W.A takes #6

Ice Cube and Eazy-E are Big Movers, up 59 spots to #33 and 53 spots to #43, respectively

R. City is taking off, coming in at #10

Carrie Underwood launches a new cycle and moves into the Ultimate 100 at #38

South African-born Australian Troye Sivan announces his upcoming Wild EP, taking things beyond his YouTube fame, and generates a debut at #57

Bon Jovi makes waves at #71 with the release of their final album on Mercury records, including the scathing single Burning Bridges that tells the story of the breakup of their decades-old label relationship

Halsey is proving to have staying power as she comes back to the top of the chart at #91

Carly Rae Jepsen, 50 Cent, and Little Mix round out the Ultimate 100

This week’s notable new album release spikes:

Disturbed fans launch the group a whopping 76 spots to #11 as they engage with the new album Immortalized – U.S. club tour underway now [Tickets]

Kip Moore’s sophomore album Wild Ones helps him rise to #48 – Currently on the Dierks Bentley Sounds of Summer Tour [Tickets]

Nameless Swedish metal ghouls Ghost release Meliora and haunt #52 – U.S. club tour begins next month [Tickets]

Nelly is back on the scene with M.O. at #88 – Summer tour with New Kids on the Block and TLC wrapped up in early July

Top Songs

Carrie Underwood’s new track Smoke Break debuts at #17 and hits the Country Songs chart at #1

The Spanglish version of Silento’s Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) debuts at #18

No stranger to the top of charts, Nelly debuts The Fix (ft. Jeremih) at #52

The N.W.A effect can be felt on the Ultimate 100 Songs chart as well with classics being revisited by old fans and discovered by younger generations

Eazy-E Boyz-N-The Hood (Remix) – #56

N.W.A Fuck Tha Police – #64

Ice Cube No Vaseline – #80

Black Magic from Little Mix debuts at #60

Calvin Harris How Deep is Your Love (ft. Disciples) starts to roll at #81

Lana Del Rey follows High at the Beach with Terrence Loves You debuting at #83

Hailee Steinfeld adds recording artist to actress and model as her debut single Love Myself moves from #115 to #86

Emerging Artists

Soulful British singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas went from backing vocals for Paloma Faith to 2012 Mercury Price nominee on the strength of her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?; she now returns with her second album Blood…press is all over it, will there be an impact with music fans?

It feels like 10,000 Emerald Pools from psychedelic alt/pop artist BØRNS was overlooked at the beginning of this year, but now he is loaded for bear as Interscope Records begins to promote the single Electric Love and he continues his relentless club and theater touring schedule.


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