Ultimate Roundup: Gwen Stefani Preaches Truth

Ariana Grande Retakes Top 5, Kane Brown is Official, Melanie Martinez’s Creepy Cry Baby, Jordan Smith Quick Release, Randy Houser Debuts, Desiigner’s Customized Emergence

Ultimate 100 Artists

Rihanna holds off all competitors for #1 again this week

Lukas Graham moves up a spot to #2

Justin Bieber is down one to #3

Future takes #4

Ariana Grande quickly goes Top 5 at #5 on her two new tracks

The release of This is What the Truth Looks Like along with her mega-exposure of late lifts Gwen Stefani to #17

Worship group Bethel Music’s Have It All live album continues to sell well, is a Big Mover from #55-19

Country music upstart Kane Brown finally releases his major label debut EP, Chapter 1, and a video for Used to Love You Sober, to come back into the Top 100 at #43

The Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast recording just can’t stay down with all the press and activity out there right now, is a Big Mover to #51

Melanie Martinez surges once again via the release of her polarizing video for Cry Baby, this week she takes #60

DJ Snake returns to the Top 100 at 67 as Middle (ft. Bipolar Sunshine) really takes off with mainstream audiences

Last season’s winner of The Voice, Jordan Smith, releases his debut album, Something Beautiful, flies off shelves (well, mostly servers), and he’s back at #75

Boosie Badazz isn’t away from the top for long, re-enters at #77

Kid Ink’s new video for Promise (ft. Fetty Wap) engages fans and earns him #80

Fox TV’s musical The Passion features a ton of hit rock song covers, including Bring Me to Life from Evanescence and fans react to lift them up to #83

Calvin Harris returns to the Top 100 for the first time since January, at #86

The success of We Went gives Randy Houser his Top 100 Debut at #95

Ultimate 100 Songs

Lukas Graham holds off RiRi for a second week in a row to keep #1 for 7 Years

Rihanna maintains #2 with Work (ft. Drake)

Meghan Trainor holds #3 again with No

Flo Rida is again #4 with My House

Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande slides up to #5 with no trouble

Mike Posner’s I Took a Pill in Ibiza (SeeB Remix) goes Top 10 at #7

Work from Home (ft. Ty Dolla $ign) by Fifth Harmony also goes Top 10 with a #14-9 move this week

Ariana Grande follows a now-common pattern and drops a second new track shortly after the first, with Be Alright Debuting at #21

Rising rap star Desiigner (who is currently #1 on our Emerging Artists chart) sees his breakout track, Panda, surge 37 spots to #23

The aforementioned DJ Snake’s latest collabo, Middle (ft. Bipolar Sunshine) is up to #25, and is challenging The Chainsmokers for #1 on the EDM Songs chart

Taylor Swift’s 1989 album just can’t stop churning out hits as New Romantics is a Big Mover to #53

Following her album release and surrounding press Gwen Stefani’s Make Me Like You re-enters the chart at #68

The new video release helps Kid Ink’s Promise (ft. Fetty Wap) Debut at #69

In its second week on the chart O.T. Genasis Cut It is up to #71

Iggy Azalea is back with her new single, Team, which debuts at #84

Rascal Flatts have I Like The Sound of That Debut at #96

G-Eazy plans on being amongst the top for a while as he gets his second cut into the Top 100 as I Mean It (ft. Remo) Debuts at #97

Emerging Artist

Brooklyn, New York rapper Desiigner (#1) literally put one track out, Panda, and it was all he needed to begin his road to stardom. After dropping the song in late December it immediately made the rounds on the internet, the street, and in clubs. It seemed that no one could get enough of the driving yet dreamy trap groove and slurred lyrical style that garnered more than one comparison to Future’s style.

Kanye West jumped in, quickly inking the young star (he isn’t even 20 years old yet) to a deal with G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam in February, which he announced at the Yeezy Season 3 event at Madison Square Garden. Mr. West then promptly brought the newbie into the studio, featuring him on two tracks from The Life of Pablo. Desiigner (born Sidney Selby III) previewed his second single, Pluto, just last week at South by Southwest in Austin.


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