Ultimate Roundup: Biebs Bounces Back

Imagine Dragons explore their Roots, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis drop a stone-cold hit about…mopeds?, and told you so: Alessia Cara Emerges

Top Artists

The Weeknd holds the #1 spot for a fifth week in a row as the release of Beauty Behind the Madness fuels hot fire

Drake, Dr. Dre, Fetty Wap, and Taylor Swift round out the Top 5

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

Told you so: Alessia Cara “graduates” from the Emerging Artists chart as she debuts in the Top 100 at #73

Notable new album release spikes:

Halsey follows her earlier EP release spike with the release of the Badlands LP as she moves an impressive 75 places to #16 – U.S. club tour begins at the end of September [Tickets]

Ben Rector’s sixth studio album, Brand New, puts him at #80 – U.S. club tour begins in two weeks [Tickets]

Rob Thomas drops his third solo album, The Great Unknown, and takes #82 – U.S. club and theater tour about to take a break and resume in October [Tickets]

Top Songs

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

Roots is the new single from Imagine Dragons, accompanied by a little social marketing mojo, debuting at #39

The Weeknd does his best Drake chart impression by debuting two more songs, Prisoner (ft. Lana Del Rey) and Tell Your Friends, giving him six in the Top 100 this week

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

Emerging Artists

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.

103,000 Facebook Likes, 94,000 Twitter Followers

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.

223,000 Facebook Likes, 85,000 Twitter Followers, 1.4 Million YouTube plays in the U.S. and 4.5 million globally

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