Ultimate Roundup: DJ Khaled Knows the Key

Who Knew Kenny Chesney + P!NK = Fire?, Americans Love Jake Owen, Fantasia Defines Success, Hillary Scott Solo Debut, Suicide Squad Terrorizes Songs Chart, Rob $tone Makes Banging Debut

Ultimate 100 Artists

Lucky 13: Drake remains the #1 artist for the thirteenth week in a row

twenty one pilots edge up to #2 with two tracks in the Top 10 Ultimate 100 Songs

Major Lazer quickly hit the Top 5 at #3 as Cold Water pours over ears everywhere

Sia lands at #4

With Everybody Looking doing well, Gucci Mane moves up #10-5

DJ Khaled’s 9th studio album, Major Key, sells well and drives him into the Top 10 #28-8

Kenny Chesney’s collab with P!NK brings him back into the Top 100 at #11 while he shoots into #1 on Ultimate Country Artists

The Chainsmokers surge back up to #13 behind their latest single, Closer (ft. Halsey), on top of an abundance of other current hits

Jake Owen releases American Love, runs the press gauntlet, and keeps the live performances coming for the #27 spot

Gnash is our only Big Mover this week as he gobbles up 31 places to #52 in just his second week within the Top 100

2004 American Idol winner Fantasia releases her 5th album, The Definition Of…, returning to the chart at #55

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott makes her solo Debut at #77 with the release of her Scott Family-backed Love Remains album

D.C. rapper Wale returns to the Top 100 at #90 as My PYT grows

Halsey returns to the Top 100 at #99 as her feature on The Chainsmokers’ Closer skyrockets and her Badlands tour tears through summer

Veteran Christian rockers Skillet (20 years!) sneak in at #100 this week ahead of the 8/5 release of their latest album, Unleashed

Ultimate 100 Songs

After Debuting very strongly at #5 last week, Major Lazer Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) takes over the #1 spot

Sia’s Cheap Thrills only falls to #2

You really Can’t Stop the Feeling!: Justin Timberlake’s cut moves back up #4-3

Kenny Chesney released Setting the World on Fire (ft. P!NK) and it comes into the Top 5 at #4 just like that (and gives P!NK two fire-related jams on the chart)

Meghan Trainor’s aptly-titled Me Too has consistently stuck around through all the major releases shaking the top of the chart up lately, it is back in the Top 5 after moving #8-5

As Suicide Squad hype builds, twenty one pilotsHeathens surges once again, this time from #15-6; the duo also has Ride in the Top 10 at #9

I Hate U I Love U (ft. Olivia O’Brien) by Gnash enters the Top 20 at #17

Yet another solid release from The Chainsmokers, Closer (ft. Halsey), hits the ground running, Debuting #18 on the main chart and #4 on Ultimate EDM Songs

In further Suicide Squad soundtrack activity, Skrillex & Rick Ross Purple Lamborghini is a Big Mover up 54 to #35 while Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons Sucker For Pain (ft. Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) is a Big Mover as well, up 50 to #38

Desiigner now has two singles on the chart as Timmy Turner Debuts #39 and attempts to follow up on the debut mega-hit, Panda

Jacob Sartorius gets a second release to hit the Top 100 this year as Hit or Miss Debuts #50

Holy Key (ft. Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar & Betty Wright) from DJ Khaled Debuts #70

Gucci Mane’s Back on Road (ft. Drake) Debuts #89

Emerging Artist

Last week we noted the recent surge in Country on the Emerging Artists chart. Well, Hip-Hop/Rap is in on that too. Our newest addition is Rob $tone, who makes a strong Debut at #11. Rob came out of nowhere fast, he wasn’t even on the radar in his home town of San Diego, when his cut Chill Bill (ft. J. Davis & Spooks) started spreading on SoundCloud and then was used in The LAD Bible’s “fireball” video that got some decent viral spread a couple of months ago.

RCA Records snapped him up and the song with a catchy whistling loop (fans of Kill Bill, Vol. 1 will instantly recognize it…and the reference of the song’s title) and mega-hard drop is making its way out into the world…could we have another Panda or at least an Uber Everywhere on our hands?

San Diego heads can catch him open for Lil Uzi Vert at The Observatory North Park on August 11th.

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