Ultimate Roundup: Tory Lanez Told You

Shawn Mendes Reaches New Heights, No Slowing Kiiara Down, The Second Coming of Daya, Lindsey Stirling’s Therapeutic Third Release, Hardwired for New Metallica, Ro James: Permission Granted

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Chainsmokers move into pole position at #1

twenty one pilots land at #2

Drake remains in the #3 spot again this week

Rihanna is #4

Shawn Mendes makes a big jump from #24 to #5 for his highest-ever position on the chart

Major Lazer continues to build, moves #10-6

Adele returns to the Top 10 at #7

Canadian singer and rapper Tory Lanez releases his debut album, I Told You, gains Big Mover status as he’s up 65 to #11

PartyNextDoor holds at #20 as P3 maintains

Recent Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara isn’t slowing down, moves #37-22

Duo Rae Sremmurd inch up #31-25 behind SremmLife 2

Desiigner gains 14 rungs to #27 as Tiimmy Turner gains momentum as a solid follow-up to Panda

Another Emerging Artist graduate, Daya, returns to the Top 100 for the first time since February, taking #33 after a big jump

The score of the Netflix hit, Stranger Things, plays an integral part of the show and has resonated with fans, giving composers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein a Debut at #34

Dutch group Lukas Graham are proving not to be a one-hit-wonder as Mama Said does well and they move up to #40

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert cracks the top half of the chart at #46

Violinist, composer, and performance artist Lindsey Stirling returns to the Top 100 at #50 with the release of her 3rd studio album, Brave Enough

Metal gods Metallica re-enter the chart at #52 as they start to release singles from the upcoming Hardwired…to Self-Destruct LP (their 10th) and make a big splash with the inaugural concert at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

Frank Ocean comes in at #55 this week after creating quite a stir with the release of his Endless “visual album” followed one day later by the self-released Blonde LP, following weeks of suspense

Virginia rapper D.R.A.M. graduated the Emerging Artist chart last week with a #96 Debut, this week he continues upward to #82

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers also swap places with twenty one pilots on the Songs chart as Closer (ft. Halsey) retakes #1 in its 4th week on

twenty one pilots Heathens is #2

Shawn MendesTreat You Better crashes the Top 5 party at #3, led by streaming and radio airplay

Major Lazer Cold Water (ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) holds #4 for a 3rd week in a row

Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling! once again remains in the Top 5 at #5

Now we’re talkin’! Recent Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara sees her debut cut, Gold, enter the Top 10 at #7

Sit Still, Look Pretty from Emerging Artist graduate Daya makes the biggest song move of the week, #64-11…can the momentum be held?

Very recent Emerging Artist graduate D.R.A.M. has his cut, Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty) move #25-22 and look for a Top 20 entry next week

Desiigner Timmy Turner runs up the chart from #72-27

Lukas Graham follows their debut hit single, 7 Years, with Mama Said, which is up 42 to #28 and looks like a lock for Top 20 next week

The first single from Metallica’s upcoming 10th album, Hardwired, shreds into the chart at #56

After Debuting last week, Kungs This Girl (Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners), is a solid Big Mover, up 32 to #63

With a new album slated for fall release, OneRepublic dropped the single, Kids, which now Debuts #64

YG has Why You Always Hatin? (ft. Drake & current #27 Emerging Artist Kamaiyah) Debut #74

Cole Swindell’s Middle of a Memory moves #99-79

PartyNextDoor gets Come and See Me (ft. Drake) on the board at #80 with a Debut

Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Starving (ft. Zedd) Debuts #82 and we are likely to see more action on this track in coming weeks

Look Alive from duo Rae Sremmurd Debuts #99, just getting in for the week

Emerging Artist

Singer and songwriter Ro James holds the #10 spot on this week’s Emerging Artists chart. Hailing from Stuttgart, Germany, he moved to New York where his aspirations took off with inspiration from the legendary work of the iconic Prince.

James began recording while still in his teens, and got an early writing credit on Miguel’s Use Me. The self-released Coke, Jack and Cadillacs triple-EP “set” gave him a platform to work from in 2013, performing around New York and getting an Asher Roth feature on the song Lisa.

ByStorm/RCA picked Ro up in 2015, put out the single, Permission, and released his debut album, Eldorado, in May. Permission did well at Urban radio, peaking at #12, while it is currently #2 at Urban AC.

Having just wrapped up a big string of live dates, including a run supporting Maxwell and bills with Fantasia and K. Michelle, it is a safe bet that plans for fall/winter will soon materialize.

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