Ultimate Roundup: Hey Guess What? The Weeknd is On Fire Right Now.

Selena Gomez Jaded at 23?, Bring Me the Horizon is Lucky #13, Slayer Doesn’t Half-Step, Everybody Loves Hailee, Emerging Eyes on Post Malone and Jess Glynne

Ultimate 100 Artists

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: The Weeknd is #1 again this week

Justin Bieber retains #2, Drake moves to #3, Taylor Swift is at #4, and Fetty Wap #5

Selena Gomez is a Big Mover from #30 to #6

Troye Sivan is riding high after the recent release of his WILD EP, moving up 25 spots to #24

Lana Del Rey successfully teases Honeymoon with a string of song releases, lifting her to #29

After a very brief stay on the Emerging Artists chart, Hailee Steinfeld debuts in the Ultimate 100 at #83…all signs point to a continued rise

Notable new album release spikes:

  • Metal gods Slayer launch Repentless, their first album without founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman and drummer Dave Lombardo, and grab #30 – After headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer the band starts hopping ponds to play Japan and Hawaii before invading European venues [Info]
  • Brett Eldredge and his team are making sure that everyone knows about his new album, Illinois, as he dominates the publicity circuit and grabs #31 – He plays some big U.S. shows at well-spaced intervals through the end of the year, including CMT On Tour with Thomas Rhett and Danielle Bradbery [Tickets]

Ultimate 100 Songs

Justin Bieber holds #1 for another week with What Do You Mean?

Shawn Mendes has truly achieved staying power as Stitches remains in the Top 10 at #9

Elle King is making big moves as EX’s & OH’s crosses over to Top 40 radio and grabs #27

The #1 song on this week’s Ultimate Latin Songs chart, Nicky Jam’s El Perdón (ft. Enrique Iglesias) is up to #76 on the main chart

Adam Lambert continues to flirt with the top of the chart as Ghost Town re-enters at #93

A big week of debuts:

  • Jess Glynne Hold My Hand at #86 (if you are not familiar with the name of this recent Emerging Artist you probably know her voice from Clean Bandit’s smash hit Rather Be…look for her to debut in the Ultimate 100 Artists in the coming weeks)
  • The Weeknd Real Life at #89 (giving him EIGHT of the Ultimate 100)

Emerging Artists

Electronic artist Robert DeLong (#15) releases his second full album, In the Cards, on Friday 9/18 via taste-maker powerhouse Glassnote Records (UMG distro). He is sure to continue making an impact as his single Long Way Down has found success at Alternative radio and is now crossing over to Top 40. After a string of significant one-off shows look for his trademark orange “X” and inventive computer peripherals (including Wii remotes and other joysticks) as he embarks on a fall U.S. headline tour.

59,000 Facebook Likes, 23,000 Twitter Followers, 14,000 Instagram Followers, 4.6 million YouTube plays in the U.S. and 10.8 million globally

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