Ultimate Roundup: Kelly Clarkson Comes Full Circle

The 1975 Are Watching You Sleep, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Own Their Mess, Fifth Harmony’s Home Office, Anthrax Still Thrashing After All These Years, Cool Duo: Zara Larsson & MNEK, Snakehips’ Entrancing Emergence

Ultimate 100 Artists

Rihanna takes the #1 spot this week on the new video release for Work (ft. Drake) and continued fan interest in ANTI

Adele slips to #2

Justin Bieber holds #3

Flo Rida comes in at #4

twenty one pilots are up 1 to #5

The first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, returned to perform on the 15th and final season of the show, tears were shed, and fans went bonkers for Piece by Piece, rocketing the singer to #8

British Alternative outfit The 1975 hit the chart at #18 on the release their succinctly-titled sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are so Beautiful yet so Unaware of It

Another sophomore LP release, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, brings the due in at #25

Fifth Harmony announce a May release date for their new album, 7/27, and drop the new single Work from Home (ft. Ty Dolla $ign) to much fanfare and take #41 this week

Mike Posner’s Ibiza pill ride spirals upward as he is a Big Mover up 35 to #47

Thrash kings Anthrax have released their first album in 5 years, For All Kings, which bounces them up to #61

Chris Young’s duet with Cassadee Pope continues to do very well, he is up #86-64

Cole Swindell is another Country Big Mover as he takes #67 with a 22-rank climb

In more Country news, rookies Old Dominion show resilience as their new single, Snapback, helps them back into the Top 100 at #94

Ultimate 100 Songs

A well-timed video release for Work (ft. Drake) brings Rihanna’s current single into the #1 spot with relative ease

Flo Rida My House stays strong at #2

After her powerful return to American Idol, the original Idol, Kelly Clarkson, sees Piece by Piece explode for a massive #3 Debut

Yet again, through all kinds of superstar activity, twenty one pilotsStressed Out holds steady at #4

Justin Bieber Love Yourself is #5

This Lukas Graham single, 7 Years, is a clear-cut hit as it moves up #10-6 and can very likely crack the Top 5 next week

The first single off of Fifth Harmony’s new album, Work from Home (ft. Ty Dolla $ign), Debuts at #16

Maren Morris My Church is a Big Mover  up 29 to #26

Cole Swindell’s You Should Be Here chases My Church as it is also a Big Mover up 29, to #28

Multi-directional Zayn continues his string of new release drops, this time it is iT’s YoU Debuting at #30

Stand by You from Rachel Platten is up to #34

Ellie Goulding Something in the Way You Move was really spurred on by her Grammy Awards performance and only heats up more this week, moving a big 47 to #40

Rihanna sees a second new track from ANTI, Needed Me, work up the chart to #48

Drunk on Your Love from Brett Elderidge is a Big Mover to #49 on the main chart while it goes Top 5 on the Country Songs chart

No sleep for Back to Sleep as Chris Brown’s latest is up 24 to #54

Last week’s Debut of Ruth B.’s Lost Boy was no flash in the pan, the cut is a Big Mover up 33 to #57 this week and doesn’t look to be going anywhere outside of the Top 100 anytime soon

Tim McGraw Humble and Kind makes a huge 40-place move to #59

A cool Debut from a cool duo: Zara Larsson & MNEK see Never Forget You come in at #63

Robin Schulz Sugar (ft. Francesco Yates) is gathering momentum as it is up to #65, and holds #2 on the EDM Songs chart

Red-hot Demi Lovato’s Stone Cold Debuts #75

We have been watching DJ Snake Middle (ft. Bipolar Sunshine) do well on the EDM Songs chart, where it is currently #3, and now see it Debut at #76 on the main chart

Chris Young’s Think of You (ft. Cassadee Pope) Debuts at #77 on our chart and even higher in real life

Youth from up-and-comer Troye Sivan makes its Debut at #79

Old Dominion’s second single, Snapback, Debuts #85…let’s see if it can remain in the Top 100 next week

Emerging Artist

British electro-urban duo Snakehips (#13) first got heads nodding online with their remixes for the likes of Banks, The Weeknd, and Wild Belle. In fact, Oliver Lee is a British multi-instrumentalist and James Carter is a top-flight saxophone player from Detroit, Michigan who did some solid time on the New York jazz scene. The two crossed paths in Hong Kong, let the connection slide, and then reconnected on a long-haul flight…that is a lot of flavor…the result was Snakehips. Days with You (ft. Sinead Harnett) was their breakout track in 2014 which lead to a tie-up with Sony Music that produced the super-vibey Forever (Pt. II) EP (check out the title cut). Things have really started to heat up with the release of the current single, All My Friends (ft. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper), which is a truly modern-sounding electro-R&B jam with a relatable message connecting with fans. Their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week was a definite exposure boost. After a few European live dates Snakehips will head to the American West Coast for Coachella and a few shows around those two weekends.

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