The Weeknd holds the #1 spot for a fifth week in a row as the release of Beauty Behind the Madness fuels hot fire
Justin Bieber ain’t even close to done as he begins a new promotional cycle and leaps up the chart 92 spots to #8
Imagine Dragons don’t seem to need a vacation as they release new material and fly to #32
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back in business at #56
Notable new album release spikes:
Justin Bieber‘s What Do You Mean? debuts huge at #2
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debut at #23 as they scoot Downtown (ft. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz) with some old-school hip-hop legends and a surprise pick…if you don’t know Eric Nally or his Cincinnati band Foxy Shazam, do yourself a favor and rock that right now
5 Seconds of Summer keep churning out the singles as Jet Black Heart debuts at #85
This Hailee Steinfeld track Love Myself is no mere side-project…it is a Big Mover up 50 rungs to #36
Sacramento post-hardcore/experimental rock band Slaves (#26) has been together for less than two years and just released their second album, Routine Breathing, in August. Formed of members from other acts with varying success, including lead vocalist Jonny Craig formerly of Dance Gavin Dance. Signed to Sacto-based Artery Recordings (distributed via Sony RED and Razor & Tie) they just finished some record-release club shows in SLC, Portland, NorCal, Anaheim, and Mesa.
Century Media (recently purchased by Sony Music Entertainment) has a reputation for working with solid niche metal acts like In This Moment and Lacuna Coil…Butcher Babies (#34) is no exception. The LA-based outfit is fronted dually by Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey and just released their second album Take it Like a Man and is currently touring U.S. clubs, including dates with GWAR and Amaranthe.
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