Ultimate Roundup: Katy Perry Rises to the Occasion

Britney Spears Lookin’ for That Oooh, Needtobreathe Know Love Ain’t Easy, Dirty Heads Achieve Cinco, Respect Good Charlotte’s Authoritah!, A Golden Graduation for Kiiara, Miss Margo Price

Ultimate 100 Artists

Drake has now been #1 for ELEVEN weeks in a row

twenty one pilots take #2

…ending Justin Timberlake’s 5-week run at #2, though he only slips to #3

Rihanna holds #4

Sia moves up 3 to #5

Schoolboy Q goes Top 10 at #7 behind the Blank Face LP

Katy Perry is back with a bang, up 49 to #8, on the release of her Olympic anthem, Rise

Britney Spears hasn’t been resting on her Vegas laurels, drops the new song, Make Me… featuring the very hot commodity, G-Eazy

South Carolinian Christian rockers Needtobreathe release Hard Love and hit the chart at #20

Surf City U.S.A.’s own Dirty Heads release their self-titled 5th album and take #30 this week

As the surprise Bobby Tarantino mixtape continues to make its way into the world, Logic is a Big Mover up 23 to #37

Good Charlotte release their first album in six years, Youth Authority, and return to the chart at #44

With Lights Come On doing well (it is #4 Ultimate Country Songs) and A Little More Summertime strategically released, Jason Aldean goes #75-52

Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda continue to spread the positive energy and promote charity for those effected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy, are up #82-53

5 Seconds of Summer return to the chart at #66 as their Ghostbusters soundtrack cut, Girls Talk Boys, is a hit with moviegoers

Current Emerging Artist of the Month, Kiiara, is emerging no more: she graduates the Emerging Artists chart by Debuting #94 on Ultimate 100 Artists!

Ultimate 100 Songs

Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling! remains #1 for the 10th week in a row

Cheap Thrills from Sia slides into #2

Controversy shmontroversy, Calvin HarrisThis is What You Came For (ft. Rihanna) is a bone fide hit as it moves #7-3

Katy Perry makes a splash with the release of her Olympic anthem, Rise, which Debuts #4

twenty one pilots see Ride go Top 5 at #5

What Britney Spears does in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas: she drops Make Me… (ft. G-Eazy) for a strong #7 Debut

Girls Talk Boys, 5 Seconds of Summers’s Ghostbusters soundtrack contribution, Debuts #23

Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty) from current #1 Emerging Artist D.R.A.M. is now up to #34

I Hate U I Love U (ft. Olivia O’Brien) by Gnash is really doing quite well, is a Big Mover up 27 to #43

OneRepublic Wherever I Go experiences a surge in sales propelled by consistent radio airplay and streaming activity, moves #81 to #45

As the lead-up to the release of Dig Your Roots continues, Florida Georgia Line’s latest single, Smooth, Debuts #82 here on the main chart as it moves up 14 to #11 on Ultimate Country Songs

Jason Aldean releases A Little More Summertime for a #85 Debut, it hits Ultimate Country Songs at #13

Thomas Rhett knows you need a Vacation, the jam Debuts #92 here and moves up to #15 on Ultimate Country Songs

#2 Emerging Artist Dreezy’s Body (ft. Jeremih) re-enters the chart at #95 after a short absence

Last week Lil Uzi Vert made an end-run for an Ultimate 100 Artists Debut, now his track Money Longer follows suit by just slipping in for a #100 Debut

Emerging Artist

Margo Price (#17) recorded her Country/Americana debut album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, at the legendary Sun Studios in her home base of Nashville, Tennessee. The set was released via Jack White’s Third Man Records in March, and in April she was a bit of a surprise, but worthy, pick to be a Saturday Night Live musical guest.

Her single, Hurtin’ On the Bottle, is not getting nearly enough love from Country and Triple A radio, but no matter…she and her band, The Pricetags, are touring their butts off and winning fans with appearances like a recent visit to the Tonight Show and her joining Ryan Adams as opener and duet partner.

The road continues via gigs with Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, and festivals like Newport Folk, Interstellar Rodeo, Pickathon, Bumbershoot, and Farm Aid. And to think, this Emmylou-Dolly-Loretta-Tammy-influenced powerhouse is just getting started in the big leagues…more to come, we’re certain.

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