Ultimate Roundup: Hamilton Meets Multiple Tonys

DJ Khaled Banks For Free, Volbeat Seals the Deal, Dan + Shay Sophomore Obsessed, Jon Bellion Debut Condition, X Ambassadors Steady Soundtrack Success, D.R.A.M. Promotes Deep Green Vegetable Consumption

Ultimate 100 Artists

Drake retains #1

Justin Timberlake is up 1 to #2

Beyoncé is #3

Rihanna remains #4

Kevin Gates rounds out the Top 5 at #5

Florida Georgia Line comes off a rockin’ CMT Awards performance with a #18-6 move

Future returns to the Top 10 at #8

Nick Jonas makes the week’s second-biggest move (+45) from #54 to #9

Between his new single, For Free (ft. Drake), touring with Beyoncé, and a hilarious commercial with Ray Liotta, DJ Khaled figures out how to jump #42-16

Surprise! Hamilton cleaned up at the Tony Awards. This earns the Original Broadway Cast the week’s biggest move (+48) from #70 to #22

Volbeat has a second strong week on the chart, coming in at #31, following the release of Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie

Dan + Shay are Big Movers on the release of their sophomore album, Obsessed, going #58-34

Singer and former The Voice contestant, Christina Grimmie, comes into the chart at #44 as fans flock to her social accounts following her tragic, senseless death…

Recent Emerging Artist chart graduate, Kent Jones, continues his Song of the Summer push for Don’t Mind, moving #73-57

Paul Simon goes #76-62 as Stranger to Stranger becomes his most successful LP in decades

After a couple of years of mixtapes, Jon Bellion releases his debut album, The Human Condition, for a #69 Debut on the chart

X Ambassadors boost from #90 to #72 as Unsteady is joined in the Ultimate 100 Songs by Unsteady (Erich Lee Gravity Remix)

Ultimate 100 Songs

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling! remains #1 and looks to be the cut to beat for Song of the Summer

Drake One Dance (ft. Wizkid & Kyla) stays at #2

Florida Georgia Line’s latest single, H.O.L.Y., cracks the Top 5 with a #8-3 move

P!NK Just Like Fire continues at #4

Desiigner Panda takes #5

For Free (ft. Drake) from DJ Khaled moves #12-6 and could enter the Top 5 next week

In related We the Best Music Group news: recent Emerging Artist chart graduate, Kent Jones, has a Song of the Summer contender as Don’t Mind goes #20-14

From the Ground Up by Dan + Shay is a Big Mover, up 56 (!) spots to #24, boosted by their sophomore album release

Carrie Underwood wowed the CMT Awards with her performance of Church Bells, which goes #73-42 on this week’s chart

Selena Gomez sees Kill Em with Kindness Debut #52

With Zootopia now available in homes, Shakira’s Try Everything re-enters the chart at #70

Another CMA Awards performance-boosted track is Keith Urban’s Wasted Time, which re-enters at #88

X Ambassadors Unsteady (Erich Lee Gravity Remix) Debuts #89 to join the main version which sits at #49, both boosted by a strong connection with the new film, Me Before You

Now with an official video, Jacob SartoriusSweatshirt re-enters the Top 100 at #90

Sam Hunt has singles for days: Make You Miss Me Debuts #92

Pop upstart and Chainsmokers collaborator Daya gets her 2nd solo Top 100 song as Sit Still, Look Pretty Debuts #96

Emerging Artist

Hampton, VA rapper D.R.A.M. (#7) has been doing well on the Emerging Artist chart for a while now and gets a +4 boost into the Top Ten on the release of his latest single, Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty). Streaming numbers are heading up and radio is moving with over 400 spins in the past week…it could crack the Top 40 at Urban before the month is out as programmers are familiar with 2014’s Cha Cha that has gathered 25k+ spins to date. “Does Real Ass Music” signed to Atlantic Records last summer so this and appearances like his upcoming Firefly festival date should signal the beginning of a big push.

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