Ultimate Roundup: Pentatonix Lead Holiday Cheer Charge

Selena Gomez’s Same Old Success, Elle King Makes Big Moves, Coldplay Climbs, DNCE DBUTS, Andy Grammer is Slightly Positive, Emerging Eyes on JR Castro

Ultimate 100 Artists

Numbers 1 through 4 remain the same this week: Adele, Justin Bieber, Drake, and The Weeknd

Not to be left out, Taylor Swift powers her way from #10-5

Selena Gomez enters the Top 10 at #7; currently playing holiday radio shows, arena tour kicks off in May [Tickets]

With their recently released LP of original material and existing cache of holiday music, Pentatonix is a Big Mover up 34 places to #9; crushing holiday radio shows this month [Tickets]

With their new album cycle really gaining steam, Coldplay is now in the Top 20 at #17; international tour dates fire up this spring [Tickets]

Demi Lovato is up 31 to #18; holiday radio shows on now, Future Now tour with Nick Jonas begins in late June [Tickets]

Former Emerging Artist Elle King surges from #57 to #26, continuing her impressive breakout; holiday radio shows going on now, The Fire and The Flood Tour with Vance Joy later this winter [Tickets]

Carrie Underwood re-surges to #31; The Storyteller tour begins at the end of January [Tickets]

Continuing an unsurprising holiday activity surge is crooner Michael Bublé who is up 27 to #43; playing Vegas on New Year’s Day [Tickets]

Big Mover Panic! At the Disco climbs from #91 to #59 as they continue to release new songs from their forthcoming fifth album Death of a Bachelor; holiday radio shows this month, expect a 2016 tour to support the new record [Tickets]

Enya makes an Ultimate Chart Debut at #66, proves she can still get you to chill out on her new album Dark Sky Island; has never played a solo concert but is now hinting that it might be possible

Entering the Top 100 at #76 is Trans-Siberian Orchestra as they maximize their peak time of year; Holiday-izing arenas all month long [Tickets]

Andy Grammer returns to the chart at #86 as he fires up a new single and deluxe edition release of Magazines or Novels; just a few holiday radio show appearances this month [Tickets]

Ultimate 100 Songs

Adele’s Hello remains #1

Justin Bieber holds #2 with Sorry and takes #3 with Love Yourself (he also holds #6 with What Do You Mean? for 3 of the Top 10)

Hotline Bling from Drake is #4

Selena Gomez sees Same Old Love move #12-5

EX’s & OH’s from Elle King makes for a fun black sheep among the superstar-ridden Top 10 as it moves to lucky #7

Demi Lovato Confident makes a strong leap to #14 and can contend for a Top 10 spot next week

Adele’s next singles might just be picking themselves as When We Were Young moves up 5 to #12 and Water Under the Bridge is a Big Mover from #74 all the way up to #25

Coldplay exerts their will on the Songs chart as well with Adventure of a Lifetime jumping up to #26

The Voice contestant Amy Vachal brings her second performance to the chart, this time Blank Space (The Voice Performance) Debuts all the way up at #33

Marvin Gaye (ft. Meghan Trainor) from dating-rumor-magnet Charlie Puth goes up to #47

After an initial spike, good old radio airplay builds and helps catalyze Gwen Stefani Used to Love You, which goes #94 to #48

Andy Grammer Debuts Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah) at #57

With YouTube plays still rolling and some sales starting to happen, IAmDLOW Bet You Can’t Do it Like Me is up to #66

Chris Brown Zero goes from the last slot in the Top 100 to #67

New Joe Jonas project DNCE Debuts Cake By the Ocean at #73, this one is likely to rise

Because The Weeknd totally needed another track on the chart, In the Night Debuts at #78

We have been waiting for Who Is Fancy to break out since Goodbye came out earlier this year, and now it is beginning to happen with the #86 Debut of Boys Like You (ft. Meghan Trainor & Ariana Grande)

Former Emerging Artist Young Thug Debuts Best Friend at #96

Luke Bryan slips a #100 Debut for Home Alone Tonight onto the chart, it is also a Big Mover on the Ultimate Country Songs chart

Emerging Artist

North Las Vegas R&B singer JR Castro is a Big Mover up 20 to #14 on this week’s Emerging Artists chart. Signed to Global Entertainment his debut single Get Home (Get Right) is produced by DJ Mustard, features Kid Ink and Quavo of Migos, and is Top 20 at Rhythmic radio and gaining spins at Urban. Good start, right? Yes, but let’s just wait and see what happens when the track FMN, produced by hit maker Timbaland, drops. There is also a new mixtape anticipated to hit streets in January, executive produced by Timbo, so there will be no shortage of material for fans to discover. We could be looking at a “graduation” from the chart before Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction plays out.


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