Ultimate Roundup: Not Hard II Love Usher

Mac Miller In Touch with His Feminine Side, Aaron Lewis Delivers Sophomore Sinner, Jack White Unplugged, Casting Crowns Comeback, Kiiara & D.R.A.M. Top 10 Songs, Wrabel’s a Few Blocks from a Big Hit

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Chainsmokers hold #1 for the 5th week in a row

twenty one pilots continue their run at #2

Drake moves up 1 to #3

Ariana Grande returns to the Top 5 at #4

Riding high on the release of They Don’t Know, Jason Aldean moves #9-5

Usher releases Hard II Love and moves #39-10

Mac Miller has a huge showing with the release of The Divine Feminine, jumps back into the Top 100 at #12

Who needs albums? Calvin Harris keeps the hit train rolling with My Way, surges +22 to #18

Aaron Lewis solidifies his Country game, now on Dot Records, by releasing Sinner for a #31 grab

Emerging Artist graduate Big Baby D.R.A.M. cracks the top half of the chart with a #58-41 move

A new Ron Howard documentary and souped-up Live at the Hollywood Bowl set see The Beatles take #53 this week

Not to be outdone, Led Zeppelin’s beefiest package of their BBC performances, The Complete BBC Sessions, brings the classic rockers in at #76

For their 50th year the Country Music Association outdid themselves by gathering dozens of amazing acts under the banner of Artists of Then, Now & Forever, which Debuts #80

Jack White’s Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 does well, he comes in at #87

What a comeback: cancer survivor Mark Hall and his band, Casting Crowns, release The Very Next Thing and take #96

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) retains #1 for the 5th week in a row

twenty one pilots Heathens stays at #2

Major Lazer Cold Water (Ft. Justin Bieber & MØ) continues at #3

Ariana Grande Side to Side (ft. Nicki Minaj) enters the Top 5 at #4

Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara’s Gold impressively makes the Top 5 at #5 after a very steady rise

Another Emerging Artist graduate, D.R.A.M., has his breakout single, Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty), enter the Top 10 at #10

twenty one pilots mix things up with their cover of My Chemical Romance’s Cancer, which Debuts #12

Calvin Harris has eschewed the LP and continues his steady release of hit singles with the aptly-titled My Way making a #19 Debut on the main chart and a Top 5 bow on Ultimate EDM Songs

The single from the Country Music Association’s 50th anniversary mega-supergroup, Artists of Then, Now & Forever, Forever Country, Debuts #21 in the Ultimate 100 and all the way up at #2 on Ultimate Country Songs

The video for Kanye West’s Fade continues to gain plays, driving the song up #56-33

Don’t say we didn’t warn you: Kungs This Girl (Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners) is a Big Mover up 20 to #34 this week and looks well on its way to being as big a hit in the States as it was overseas

It has been a while since our last surprise viral hit; the latest comes just as the school year is getting warmed up (as are volleyball players with moves) with Detroit’s Zayion McCall’s Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem) (ft. Zay Hilfigerrr) making a strong #54 Debut

Young M.A OOOUUU is a Big Mover to #65 in only its second week on the chart

Brett Young’s Sleep Without You has been doing well on Ultimate Country Songs, where it is now #13, and makes its Top 100 Debut at #73

Alessia Cara Scars to Your Beautiful Debuts #85

Portland rapper Aminé Debuts Caroline at #87, and you have to check out the fun video he and his crew put together (“Ummm…what are these bananas for…?” “Decoration.”)

Luke Bryan knows a thing or two about farms (his father grew peanuts), his Here’s to the Farmer tribute Debuts #92

What a world: who knew that a Michael Phelps lip sync of Eminem’s Lose Yourself would drive the classic track back into the char at #93?

Kings of Leon return with Waste a Moment Debuting #95

#3 Emerging Artist William Michael Morgan’s I Met a Girl Debuts #96

Emerging Artist

***It is worth noting that this week’s Ultimate 100 Songs chart has 11 songs from 10 artists that are currently on or graduated from the Emerging Artists chart this year, including 2 in the Top 10: Kiiara Gold (#5) and D.R.A.M. Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty) (#10). Be sure to keep an eye on the chart week in and week out so you never miss what’s coming next!

Pop singer/songwriter Wrabel (#12) is currently away from his Los Angeles home, on tour supporting Andy Grammer and Gavin Degraw. Wrabel has been developing for a couple of years now, initially signing on to Pulse Recording as a songwriter.

You might recognize him as the featured vocalist on Afrojack’s 2014 release, Ten Feet Tall, which is actually a re-work of Wrabel’s original song. He has also written for the likes of Ellie Goulding, Prince Royce, Adam Lambert, and Pentatonix, to name a few.

Now it is his turn to step all the way out front as his big hook-having single, 11 Blocks, is heading for the Top 10 at Hot AC radio and will soon make a play for Top 40 adds. With the official video having just dropped, it looks like his team will have plenty to work with on this project.


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