Ultimate Roundup: The Hills, The Hills, and The Hills

Demi Lovato’s Confident 5th Album, Pentatonix Come Original, Carrie Underwood: Storyteller, MGK GA, Jana Kramer Triple Threat, Jess Glynne’s Hold My Hand Resurges

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Weeknd reclaims #1 from Drake, who comes in at #2 after 3 weeks in the top slot

The Game kicks in the door to the Top 5, breaking up the pop party, moving from #7 to #3 as The Documentary 2 and The Documentary 2.5 roll deep

Taylor Swift occupies #4

Selena Gomez moves #6 to #5 as Revival gets out into the world

We see Demi Lovato Confident-ly make a Big Move to #10, up 22 spots

A cappella powerhouse Pentatonix jumps back onto the chart at #20 on the release of their self-titled album, the first of original material

Storyteller Carrie Underwood is also up 22 spots, to #30

Imagine Dragons continue to drop new tracks and thus are Big Movers from #59 to #35

Troye Sivan reenters the chart at #38 as fans get hyped for his debut album and new video

Old Twitter drama aside, Machine Gun Kelly’s grinding promo tour is paying off as General Admission is released and he grabs a #43 debut

Our final Big Mover of the week is 5 Seconds of Summer, up 21 to #54

Country upstart Jana Kramer debuts at #74 with the release of her second album, 31, the success of her current single…and a bun in the oven!

Nelly is back in the Top 100 at #81 as his single does well and talk of his next album, Heartland, heats up…how “country” will it be?

Coheed and Cambria debut at #86; we hear them ditch the 7-album run of The Amory Wars concept albums on their new release The Color Before the Sun

Detroit’s own DeJ Loaf can be found in a lot of places these days, including at #97 on the chart, her first Top 100 appearance since the summer

35 MPH Town is available, a TBS special from his home town of Moore, Oklahoma aired over the weekend, and Toby Keith grabs #98

Ultimate 100 Songs

Drake Hotline Bling remains #1

The Weeknd gets two versions of the same track in the Top 5 with The Hills at #2 and The Hills Remix ft. Eminem (a Big Mover up a whopping 72 rungs) at #5…not to mention The Hills Remix ft. Nicki Minaj that anchors the other end of the chart at #100

Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams holds down #3

Debuting yet another single, Perfect, at #4, is One Direction

Demi Lovato’s title track single Confident reenters the chart all the way up at #40

Imagine Dragons debut I Was Me at #61

Ellie Goulding debuts Something in the Way You Move at #64

As foreseen by our crystal ball in the 10/8 Emerging Artist write up, Jess Glynne’s first big U.S. single Hold My Hand returns to the chart at #73

Heartbeat from Carrie Underwood debuts at #74

A rare sighting: an EDM remix of Taylor Swift debuts at #77, R3hab’s take of Wildest Dreams

Jana Kramer gets her first Top 100 track with I Got the Boy debuting at #82; it is also doing well on the Country Songs chart, up 8 spots to #11 this week

Emerging Artist

On the cusp of her 17th birthday, Pittsburgh native Daya (#2) is quickly invading pop-inclined ear canals with her single Hideaway. The project is being worked by the RED Distribution team for her label, ArtBeatz, which was formed by her early industry-veteran supporters specifically to release her music. Her self-titled EP was released in September, giving new fans more material to check out, and her television debut was not shabby: The Today Show this past August. Her stage name is the Hindi translation of her first name, Grace, and we’re sure to see more of that finesse and poise as this young star grows.

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