Ultimate Roundup: Charlie Puth Speed Dials Success

twenty one pilots Crash Superstar Top 5, Bryson Tiller Knocking on Top 10’s Door, Elle King Keeps Climbing, Rachel Platten’s Winter Wildfire, Keep the Light on for Chris Young, Mako Emerges from UC Depths

Ultimate 100 Artists

Adele holds the #1 spot for a 7th week in a row; MASSIVELY anticipated tour hits North America July 5th…good luck finding [Tickets]!

Justin Bieber continues his very strong showing at #2; Purpose World Tour starts at KeyArena in Seattle on March 9th [Tickets]

Columbus, Ohio alt-rock/hip-hop duo twenty one pilots prove they have mainstream appeal as they continue to crash the superstar party at the top of the chart, moving #5-3; EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW kicks off at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati on May 31st [Tickets]

Drake takes #4 again this week

The Weeknd slips up a spot to #5

We’ve been watching Bryson Tiller’s quick ascent, he’s at #11 this week, and think he might just be able to crack the Top 10 soon; the well-timed T R A P S O U L Tour starts at the Fox Theater in Oakland on January 27th and runs through February 29th at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto [Tickets]

It is so much fun to see Emerging Artists make it big, and Elle King is currently making it REALLY BIG as she is up 43 spots to #18; dates with Vance Joy later this winter then a headline tour beginning in April [Tickets]

Rachel Platten’s major label debut LP, Wildfire, is finally out and she re-enters the chart at #25; theater dates lining up in March [Tickets]

Multiple Grammy nominee Charlie Puth has had a terrific New Year, is a BigMover to #30

Jason Derulo makes a nice #68-46 jump

Rapper Kid Ink re-enters the Top 100 at #49 on the surprise Christmas Day release of Summer in the Winter 

Newcomer and Emerging Artist chart graduate Post Malone picks and rolls to #56; live dates on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Fetty Wap – Welcome to the Zoo begin February 5th in Silver Spring, MD [Tickets]

Murfreesboro, Tennessee Country artist Chris Young has been doing terrifically since the November release of I’m Comin’ Over and makes a huge jump from #100 to #60, let’s see if he and his team can keep taking it up a few notches; I’m Comin’ Over Tour with Eric Paslay and Clare Dunn continues into February [Tickets]

Live fast…die old? The passing of legendary metal icon Lemmy Kilmister at age 70 (4 days after his 70th birthday, Christmas Eve) sees his classic band of 4 decades, Motörhead, rip into the chart for a #62 “Debut” as fans pay homage by turning it up and whetting their whistles

Rapper T.I. shows some action this week as he moves to #24

Andy Grammer might just be in for some consistent success as things are really coming together for him and he re-enters the chart at #77

Pitbull re-enters the chart at #80 following his New Year’s Eve Revolution; Time of Our Lives tour kicks of in Sin City at March 12th [Tickets]

Joe Jonas-fronted DNCE makes their Debut at #96; as with their debut single we expect to see a respectable climb up the chart

Yet another Canadian breakout artist Debuts on the chart, this week it is Tory Lanez at #100

Ultimate 100 Songs

Adele Hello takes a 10th week at #1

Justin Bieber holds #2 and #3 with Love Yourself and Sorry

Stressed Out by twenty one pilots moves #5-4 and looks strong though it probably can’t crack the Adele/Bieber stronghold

Drake’s Hotline Bling is #5

EX’s & OH’s from Elle King is up #22-6…can it crack the Top 5?

Charlie Puth has a Top 10 hit on his hands as One Call Away is a Big Mover to #10

On the release of her album Rachel Platten’s singles are hot: Stand By You goes #71-25 and Fight Song rebounds #62-42

Andy Grammer Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah) is up 22 to #53

Shut Up and Dance sees new life for Walk the Moon, going #91-57

Fall Out Boy Irresistible is up #81-61

Jason Derulo Debuts his latest single, Get Ugly, at #87

With a huge video debut over New Year’s Taylor Swift has Out of the Woods re-enter the chart at #90…and is sure to follow the breadcrumbs to the top of the chart

Bryson Tiller already has a 2nd single in the Top 100 as Sorry Not Sorry Debuts at #99

Emerging Artist

Los Angeles “progressive and cinematic dance music” duo Mako (#35) live up to their self-description, and it’s no wonder why. One half of the team is Julliard-trained composer Alex Seaver, who was working on film and television scores when he was introduced to DJ Logan Light, who had been opening for artists like Tiësto and Avicii. After a few years of cranking out original material and some high-octane collaborations (Steve Angello, Sander van Doorn, Madison Beer, et al) they are currently signed to powerhouse Ultra Music so things should really get going in short order. Their latest singles Smoke Filled Room and Way Back Home fit into today’s mainstream EDM sound but definitely move in a moodier, cinematic direction than a lot of the pop hooks and Tropical jams dominating many speakers; these kinds of tunes are ripe for sync placements so keep your ears peeled. There are no live dates on their calendar but that will likely change soon, and it would be no surprise to see them run this year’s festival circuit.

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