Ultimate Roundup: Miranda Lambert Roars Back

Sia’s #1 is No Cheap Thrill, Major Lazer Cold Water Hot, Everybody’s Looking at Gucci Mane, Relient K Catch Some Air, Gnash DebU, William Michael Morgan Tips His Hat Country

Ultimate 100 Artists

Though the Songs chart got shaken up this week, Drake remains the #1 artist, making it TWELVE weeks in a row

Sia takes over the #2 spot as Cheap Thrills has really blown up

twenty one pilots don’t go far, to #3

Beyoncé slips back into the Top 5 at #4

Rihanna takes #5

Miranda Lambert has returned in a big way with her new single, Vice, the lead from her upcoming 6th studio album, rocking her all the way to #7 on the main chart and right into #1 on Ultimate Country Artists

The boys in Major Lazer are at it again with their friends Justin Bieber and MØ, heating up to #9 under Cold Water

Yeah, call it a comeback: Gucci Mane went away for a while and now offers up Everybody Looking to hungry fans that drive him to #10

As the surprise part of Logic’s Bobby Tarantino mixtape release wears off, the momentum only builds, making him a Big Mover up 26 to #11…solid

Canton, Ohio natives Relient K have released Air for Free, the follow-up to 2013’s Collapsible Lung, for #71

Hillsong United come in at #74 this week following the release of their visual album, Of Dirt and Grace – Live From the Land

Dan + Shay re-enter at #78 (and go Top 10 on Ultimate Country Artists) as From the Ground Up benefits from a feature in The Bachelorette on top of already strong airplay

Epic emo rockers My Chemical Romance return to the chart at #80 behind big social media growth after fans mistook a teaser for the 10th anniversary reissue of Welcome to the Black Parade for a reunion announcement hint…

Emerging Artist of the Month Kiiara is up to #81 in the week after her Debut

Rising nap enthusiast Gnash Debuts #83 as his breakout track, I Love U I Hate U, just keeps growing

In advance of next month’s MC4 sophomore album release, French Montana is dropping singles, the XXL-produced Born to Win documentary, and hanging with Iggy Azalea…that earns #85

The release of Lil Durk 2X has earned Windy City rapper Lil Durk a return to the Top 100 at #92

Ultimate 100 Songs

Just when we thought no one could stop the feeling, the mighty Sia and her Cheap Thrills have vanquished Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling! from the #1 spot, ending its 10-week streak

And then this! Miranda Lambert’s emotional, rock-ish new single, Vice, comes out huge for a #2 Debut, and knocking Florida Georgia Line’s H.O.L.Y. out of #1 on Ultimate Country Songs

But wait, there’s more! Katy Perry’s new Olympic anthem, Rise, is up #4-3

NOW we find the former top track, Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling!, at #4

Another big Debut, this one from Major Lazer with Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) is our #5 song this week…expect this one to hang around for a while, folks

Don’t Mind, from recent Emerging Artist graduate Kent Jones, is now up to #16

The aforementioned Gnash has I Love U I Hate U (ft. Olivia O’Brien) become a Big Mover up 22 to #21 with solid streaming and sales

Emerging Artist of the Month Kiiara’s Gold scoots up #33-24

Dan + Shay’s The Bachelorette bump is showing: From the Ground Up is up huge from #75-30, with radio already committed

Wale’s latest, My P.Y.T., has been well-received and makes another nice move, to #46

A Little More Summertime from Jason Aldean goes #85-62 and is sure to do well as the season plays out

Yet another fresh Country summer jam: Brantley Gilbert’s The Weekend Debuts #72 here and #12 on Ultimate Country Songs

Former Emerging Artist Andra Day’s song, Rise Up re-enters at #79; it has been beautifully covered on America’s Got Talent and now that she performed it at the Democratic National Convention it should see more gains next week

With the release of his 2nd album nearing, French Montana has two cuts Debut: at #80 is No Shopping (ft. Drake) and at #85 is Lockjaw (ft. Kodak Black)

Lukas Graham keeps the momentum going after their smash debut 7 Years with the Debut of Mama Said at #86

Skrillex & Rick Ross team up on Purple Lamborghini (Debut #89) to give the chart its 3rd Suicide Squad single

Emerging Artist

We have been experiencing a surge for the Country genre lately, and the Emerging Artists chart shows no exception. William Michael Morgan moves up 5 to #10 this week as his song, I Met a Girl, which interestingly was co-written by Sam Hunt, goes Top 20 at Country radio.

Signed to Warner Bros. Nashville at age 19, the Mississippi native took to the likes of Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and George Jones at an early age. He quickly burgeoned playing as many gigs as he could with his band while a teenager.

Morgan continues to take his “hat country” directly to the fans, touring through the end of the summer, and we’re likely to see a follow-up single from his debut EP.


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