Ultimate Roundup: Shawn Mendes Illuminates Top of Artists Chart

Artists of Then, Now & Forever Take Over, The Weeknd + Daft Punk = YAAAAAASSSS, Alicia KeysThe Voice Surge, Bruce Springsteen Reflects, Kungs Debuts, A Dose of Freshness from Maggie Rogers

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Chainsmokers hold #1 for the 6th week in a row

twenty one pilots continue their run at #2

Drake is #3

18-year-old Shawn Mendes enters the Top 5 after a #28-4 move following the release of his 2nd album, Illuminate

The Country Music Association-assembled supergroup, Artistz of Then, Now & Forever, hurtles a whopping 75 spots to make the Top 5 at #5 in just two weeks

Calvin Harris returns to the Top 10 at #9

The Weeknd is already back with new material, the Starboy album and Daft Punk-produced lead single, sending him up 32 and right back to the Top 10 at #10

Sales of Aaron Lewis’s 2nd solo Country album, Sinner, drive him up the chart #31-12

Luke Bryan makes a nifty #26-13 move this week

Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara enters the Top 20 at #19

Gnash makes a big #45-27 move

New The Voice coach Alicia Keys blasts into the Top 100 at #36 on the exposure

Emerging Artist graduate D.R.A.M. holds at #41, can the singles Cash Machine and Cute help Broccoli send him higher?

The 25th anniversary of Blood Sugar Sex Magic and a 2017 touring announcement send Red Hot Chili Peppers #89-48

Bruce Springsteen has released Chapter and Verse, the album companion to his new autobiography, coming in at #50

The 10th anniversary reisssue of The Black Parade brings My Chemical Romance in at #55

French DJ/producer Kungs Debuts #55 as his song, This Girl, becomes a hit in the U.S. after finding earlier success overseas

Christian artist Crowder brings his folktronic sound to bear on his second album, American Prodigal, making his first Top 100 visit, at #72, since June, 2014

AC/DC’s amazing live dates with frontman Axl Rose are whipping fans up everywhere, making the band a Big Mover, up 25 to #75 this week

Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Debut #77 on their collaboration with Zedd, Starving

Ty Dolla $ign’s new project is Campaign and he re-enters at #88

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) retains #1 for the 6th week in a row

In a huge shakeup, the single from the Country Music Association’s 50th anniversary mega-supergroup, Artists of Then, Now & Forever, Forever Country, jumps to #2 after debuting at #21 just last week, while it takes #1 Ultimate Country Songs

twenty one pilots Heathens only falls to #3

Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara’s Gold climbs to #4 after cracking the Top 5 last week

Go with your gut: Calvin Harris  My Way Debuted #19 last week, goes Top 5 at #5 this week, and goes to #2 on Ultimate EDM Songs

The brand-new single from The Weeknd, Starboy (ft. Daft Punk), Debuts #6 after setting the North American record for first week radio playlist adds

I Love You I Hate U (ft. Olivia O’Brien) from Gnash enters the Top 10 at #8

Desiigner Tiimmy Turner is a Big Mover up 24 to #32

It has only taken 3 weeks for Young M.A’s OOOUUU to get up to #34

With Alicia Keys a fresh, new coach on The Voice, her 2004 song If I Ain’t Got You received a contestant performance as well as some lines from the singer herself, sending it way up to #55 as fans downloaded and streamed away

Rae Sremmurd Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane) Debuts at #59

After a Debut at #85 last week, Alessia Cara’s Scars to Your Beautiful is up 20 to #65

Driven by the release of Illumination, Shawn Mendes Debuts Don’t Be a Fool at #72 and sees Mercy re-enter at #87

Lil Yachty’s front-free track (with hilarious video), 1 Night, Debuts #75

Pentatonix’s version of the classic, Jolene (ft. Dolly Parton), with the legend no less, Debuts #80

Luke Bryan Move Debuts #90 on the Ultimate 100 and is up to #14 on Ultimate Country Songs

Trolls co-stars Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake’s version of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors gets a #96 Debut

HandClap by Fitz &The Tantrums Debuts #98, driven by radio airplay

Emerging Artist

Maggie Rogers (Debut #38) first made waves earlier this year when Pharrell Williams’s reaction to the NYU master class music student’s Alaska went viral. The mixed and mastered version went out into the world in June and has now built up momentum via streaming and a little Triple A radio airplay. Snippets like her cover of Gwen Stefani’s Cool have fed the fuel online and her social presence has grown.

An official video for Alaska is in the works, she recently did a shoot with Vogue magazine, and she just sang with Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam at their album release party in New York.

Signed with Mick Management we are sure to start hearing more from this very fresh upstart, probably first by way of more material and key live dates in as the early developmental approach continues.


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