Ultimate Roundup: The Game Makes Big Moves

Selena Gomez’s Revival, Avicii’s Stories capture attention, our kind of Logic, The 1975 are not dead, multifaceted Miley, Elle and Bryson don’t fade

Ultimate 100 Artists

Drake holds #1 for a third week in a row

The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Fetty Wap, and Drake & Future shuffle a bit but round out the Top 5 for a second week

Selena Gomez releases her latest album, Revival, and approaches the top of the chart at #6; the pop star plays some holiday radio shows in December then launches a huge North American arena tour in May [Tickets]

Compton rapper The Game is a massively Big Mover as he grinds up 65 spots to #7 with the release of Documentary 2, his star-studded album that has been building attention in recent weeks; look for this high level of activity to continue as Documentary 2.5 releases 10/16

Maximizing the tried and true formula of Radio Airplay + Sales Elle King rises for another week, this time to #19…if her online activity catches up she could have a chance at the Top 10; wrapping up club dates now then going on tour with Vance Joy in February [Tickets]

Avicii rises for a second week as his promotional campaign for Stories drives streaming and social activity, bringing him in at #36 (+22)

Newcomer Bryson Tiller impressively holds #37 for a second week; hitting a few club dates this month [Tickets]

Driven by radio airplay that is leading to sales Alessia Cara is a Big Mover, up 29 spots to #55; performing at Tidal X: 1020 and then a few holiday radio shows in December [Tickets]

Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, aka Logic, announces a November release date for his sophomore album The Incredible True Story, sees strong iTunes presale numbers, and spreads the first single Young Jesus (ft. Big Lenbo)…all of which brings him a debut at #93

Tim McGraw is seeing lots of Country radio spins and respectable streaming numbers that bring him back into the Top 100 (at #98) for the first time in a couple of months

Ultimate 100 Songs

Drake Hotline Bling remains #1

The Weeknd The Hills, Taylor Swift Wildest Dreams, and Justin Bieber What Do You Mean? are #2, #3, and #4 respectively

Stitches by Sean Mendes moves to #5, giving him his first Top 5 song on the chart and shaking up the superstar stronghold

EX’s & OH’s gives Elle King her first Top 10 song at #8…can it be another newbie to crack the Top 5?

After teasing fans by implying a false breakup this summer, The 1975 release Love Me for a #37 debut

Break Up in a Small Town from Sam Hunt adds to the country activity on this week’s chart as it makes a big move to #49

Old Dominion Break Up with Him is a Big Mover up 30 to #53; it also cracks the Top 5 on the Country Songs chart this week

The Cardinals may be done for the season but St. Louis has a contender on the chart as Nelly The Fix (ft. Jeremih) notably moves from #92 to #65 this week

The Weeknd gets a second version of his #2 track onto the chart, The Hills (Remix ft. Eminem), which debuts at #77

Juxtaposing her current Dead Petz project, Miley Cyrus debuts Hands of Love, from the Freeheld soundtrack, at #80

Bryson Tiller makes his first appearance on the Songs chart with a #97 debut as Don’t gets streaming attention from fans

Ty Dolla $ign debuts Blasé (ft. Future & Rae Sremmurd) at #94

DeJ Loaf is back in the Top 100 with Back Up (ft. Big Sean) debuting at #99

Emerging Artists

Meg Myers (#10) has been steadily building her career since relocating from Nashville to Los Angeles. She linked up with producer Doctor Rosen Rosen, released the Daughter in the Choir EP, and signed to Atlantic Records. She then dropped the Make a Shadow EP before releasing her debut album, Sorry, in September of this year. The single Lemon Eyes is currently #24 at Alternative radio with airplay on about 40 stations. She just played Austin City Limits, is touring clubs, and is doing some dates with AWOLNATION. Her recent national television performance debut on Revolt TV is likely the beginning of many appearances and recent press coverage includes Interview and InStyle as well as local influencers such as LA Weekly and Village Voice.


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