Ultimate Roundup: Kings and Queens – Justin Bieber Dethrones Adele

Bryson Tiller Right On Time, G-Eazy Next Up?, David Bowie’s Farewell, Mendes Cabello Collabo Comeback, Graduation Daya, Emerging Grizfolk Wake Up Giants

Ultimate 100 Artists

Justin Bieber ends Adele’s 7-week run at #1 as he convincingly takes over the top spot and she slips to #2

twenty one pilots hold a distant yet still impressive #3

Drake remains #4

The Weeknd is still #5

Right on schedule, Bryson Tiller cracks the Top 10 as he moves #11-9

Can G-Eazy be the next “outsider” to enter the Top 10? He inches up #14-12 this week…

The Rachel Platten Wildfire spreads as she jumps #25 to #13, if she can avoid a slide next week it will be the makings of a nice debut release run

[Insert heavy sigh here] In what can be described as a perfectly orchestrated artistic and (very) literal exit, David Bowie releases his final album, Black Star, on his 69th birthday and then passes away two days later…we see him “Debut” on our chart at #25

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello slam into the chart for a #39 Debut as their collaborative single, I Know What You Did Last Summer, takes off with solid airplay, sales, and respectable streaming numbers

Christian group Passion (whose current lineup includes Chris Tomlin and Crowder, among others) releases their latest album and spike into the Top 100 at #57 for a Debut

The anticipation for new material from Metallica this year continues to grow, and The Night Before Superbowl 50 concert  at AT&T Park in San Francisco approaches quickly…leading to Big Mover status, up 28 t #61

We already have our first Emerging Artist chart “graduate” of 2016! After a long run at #1 on the Emerging chart, pop newcomer Daya Debuts at #68 on the main chart as her debut single Hide Away grows in popularity

DNCE doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, or adding vowels, as they are a Big Mover to #72 after their Debut last week

Major Lazer re-enters the chart at #91, announces historic Havana, Cuba concert in March

It is official: the gang is getting back together! Guns N’ Roses will indeed headline at this year’s Coachella festival, and gives us another “Debut” (at #100) from a classic act

Ultimate 100 Songs

As with the Artists chart, Justin Bieber takes over #1 with Love Yourself

Adele’s awesome 10-week run at #1 ends as Hello falls all the way to…#2

In a nice instance of symmetry, twenty one pilots now hold #3 on the Songs chart as well, with Stressed Out

Justin Bieber still has two in the Top 5 as Sorry is #4

The Chainsmokers Roses (ft. ROZES) deftly takes advantage of the momentum as it makes a great jump from #14 to #5

Flo Rida sees My House slide #12-6 after a steady climb up the chart

Stand By You, the 2nd single from Rachel Platten, goes Top 10 at #7, up from #25 last week

I Know What You Did Last Summer rockets into the Top 10 at #8 with Big Mover status for the 29-place gain

Thomas Rhett’s Country smash Die a Happy Man goes #20-10

Post Malone White Iverson is now Top 20 at #17

Recently-former Emerging Artist Daya’s debut cut Hide Away flips #32 to #23

G-Eazy’s track Me, Myself & I (ft. Bebe Rexha) is for real, moves #47 to #25

On the strength of the new version with Demi Lovato and accompanying N*SYNC-inspired (and partially cameoed) video, Irresistible from Fall Out Boy is a Big Mover up 21 to #40

Out of the Woods from Taylor Swift climbs further, to #66…will it find the route to the top?

Statistically speaking the time has come for James Bay’s Let it Go, which moves to #70 in its third week within the Top 100

Kevin Gates 2 Phones Debuts at #78

2 Chainz Watch Out Debuts at #92

Emerging Artist

Grizfolk (Debut #3), a Los Angeles-based alternative rock quintet with some Swedish roots, just released their debut album, Waking Up Giants, and jump into our chart this week. The group formed in 2012, saw their single The Struggle gain quick attention online, got some buzz going with the help of KCRW’s influential Morning Becomes Eclectic, and signed to Virgin Records shortly thereafter. They first laid out the From the Spark EP which contained the single Hymnals that did quite well on the music blog circuit. The band has toured their butts off since the beginning and heads out again next week as the Troublemaker Tour swings through North American clubs through February (including at least one date with an act we have our eye on…Knox Hamilton). This band has a lot of room to grow so it will be interesting to see if they can hold the momentum with some radio airplay or a big push online.

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