Ultimate Roundup: Niall Horan’s Solo Direction

Bon Iver Challenges, Solange at the Grown-Up Table, New Height for Danny Brown, Goddess Banks at The Altar, Young M.A Debuts, Ryan Follesé Goes a Little Bit Country

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Chainsmokers hold #1 for the 7th week in a row

twenty one pilots are once again #2

The Weeknd is comfortably back in the Top 5 at #3 as Starboy blows up

Shawn Mendes impressively holds #4 his 2nd album, Illuminate, continues to engage fans

Niall Horan is the latest One Direction member to go solo with the release of his first single, This Town; he Debuts #10

Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver releases 3rd LP, 22, A Million, for first appearance in Top 100 since June 2012, at #19

Gnash is now Top 20 at #20

Solange has released her first studio album in 8 years, A Seat at the Table, making her Debut at #29

Emerging Artist graduate D.R.A.M. moves #41-30

As new singles are steadily released in the lead-up to the release of Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, Metallica re-enters at #41

Hailee Steinfeld & Grey have struck gold with their Zedd collab, Starving, are a Big Mover +31 to #46

Detroit rapper Danny Brown has made a splash with his latest album, Atrocity Exhibition, and achieves his highest-ever ranking at #48

The release of Banks’ sophomore album, The Altar, brings the singer in at #65 for her best showing on the chart to date, and first Top 100 entry in nearly 3 years

The 25th anniversary of Nevermind has generated a lot of activity around Nirvana, bringing the grunge pioneers in at #80

South Korean pop group GOT7 has made a dent in the U.S. market with the release of their 2nd album, Flight Log: Turbulance, and Debuts #84

Rapper Young M.A’s super-hot single, OOOUUU, has lifted the artist for a #85 Debut this week

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) retains #1 for the 7th week in a row

The Weeknd Starboy (ft. Daft Punk) goes #6-2 in its 2nd week, can it hold off Heathens and usurp Closer next week?

Heathens from twenty one pilots remains #3

One Direction’s Niall Horan’s debut single, This Town, Debuts #4

Emerging Artist graduate Kiiara’s Gold remains Top 5 at #5

I Love U I Hate U (ft. Olivia O’Brien) by Gnash inches upwards to #6 and has a good shot at the Top 5

Emerging Artist graduate D.R.A.M. sees his jam, Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty), make the Top 10 at #9

Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Starving (ft. Zedd) goes #23-12

The Chainsmokers are chain-releasing mega-hits, this time it is All We Know (ft. Phoebe Ryan) which Debuts #17

Exposure from a Fiat commercial and killer Dancing with the Stars performance launches HandClap from Fitz & The Tantrums a whopping 62 spots to #36

Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall’s viral hit, Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem), is already #37 and just earned them a deal with Atlantic Records

Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s team-up, In the Name of Love, moves #70-56 on the main chart while holding #9 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Moth Into Flame is Metallica’s latest lead-up single to their new album, it Debuts #70 this week

The Weeknd follows Starboy with False Alarm, which Debuts #75

Old Dominion’s Song for Another Time Debuts #89 while it is up to #14 on Ultimate Country Artists

DJ Esco & Future’s Too Much Sauce (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) from Project E.T. Debuts #91

The viral video of all viral videos, PSY’s Gangnam Style, gets a boost as fans revisit in the wake of the latest breakout, Piko-Taro’s Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen

Emerging Artist

Nashville’s Ryan Follesé (Debut #35) has taken a break from his pop-rock group, Hot Chelle Rae, to have a solo go at making Country music. As it turns out this apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree as his father, Keith, is a successful songwriter of hits for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Lonestar.

Ryan’s self-titled debut EP came out via Big Machine just before Labor Day and includes the lead single, Float Your Boat. The next single lining up is Put a Label On It, he performs on The Today Show October 24th, and a tour supporting LOCASH kicks off at Bogart’s in Cincinnati on November 11th.

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