UltimateRoundup:Kings of Leon Walk Through WALLS

Maroon 5 Don’t Wanna Know, Bangtan Boys Get U.S. Wings, Norah Jones Back at the Piano, The Game Flashes Back, JoJo’s Matured Resurgence, Car Seat Headrest’s DIY Emergence

Ultimate 100 Artists

The Chainsmokers hold #1 for the 9th week in a row

twenty one pilots remain at #2

The Weeknd holds #3 for a 2nd week

Bruno Mars returns to the Top 5 at #4

Maroon 5 are a really Big Mover, up 68 to #5 on the release of Don’t Wanna Know (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

The Followill boys’ Kings of Leon releases their 7th studio album, WALLS, and come back to the chart at #9

K-pop sensation Bangtan Boys (aka BTS) have made a mark in the U.S. with the release of their album, Wings, earning a big #14 Debut

Norah Jones moves #55-17 on her latest album release, Day Breaks

Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall continue their red-hot rise, moving #44-24 in only their 2nd week on the chart

Compton’s own The Game has released 1992 and comes in at #33

JoJo releases her 3rd LP, Mad Love, her first in 10 years (when she was only 15 years old) to nab a #42 Debut

A Nobel Prize for Literature and Desert Trip spike Bob Dylan’s activity, he re-enters the chart at #43

John Legend is up 21 to #56

It is no surprise that Gucci Mane was stockpiling material the last couple of years; he releases the 2nd of 3 albums this year, Woptober, for a #60 re-entry

Those Pink Floyd reissues are a hit, and Roger Waters made some waves at Desert Trip, making the classic act a Big Mover +22 to #61

Hillsong Worship’s new album, Let There Be Light, boosts the group to #63

Avenged Sevenfold’s new cut, The Stage, has made an impact and brings the band in at #83

Television exposure from X Factor and an appearance/performance on NCIS boosts Emerging Artist graduate Grace back into the Top 100 at #84

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee 2Pac is #84 this week

Chris Young takes #92 as he gets the Christmas party started pretty early by releasing his collaborations album, It Must Be Christmas

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) retains #1 for the 9th week in a row

The Weeknd Starboy (ft. Daft Punk) remains #2 in its 4rd week

Bruno Mars’s 24k Magic moves #4-3 in week 2 on the chart

Maroon 5 Don’t Wanna Know (ft. Kendrick Lamar) Debuts #4

Heathens from twenty one pilots rounds out the Top 5 at #5

Now this is viral: Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall’s Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem) enters the Top 10 at #8 in only its 3rd week on the chart

Exposure from X Factor and NCIS boosts Emerging Artist graduate Grace’s You Don’t Own Me (ft. G-Eazy) 30 spots to #22

Love Me Now by John Legend moves #47-24

Jon Bellion’s breakthrough continues to build momentum as his track, All Time Low, Debuts #53

Machine Gun Kelly Bad Things (ft. Camila Cabello) Debuts #56

The aforementioned K-pop group Bangtan Boys (aka BTS) didn’t just spike on their new album release, their song Blood Sweat & Tears Debuts #67

Surf City, U.S.A.’s heaven metal group Avenged Sevenfold see The Stage make a #70 Debut this week

Emerging Artist graduate Andra Day’s Rise Up was featured in a Michelle Obama-helmed documentary in September, and she just performed at the Rise Up as One concert, bringing the song back to the Top 100 at #77

Carrie Underwood Dirty Laundry Debuts #84 on the main chart and is +12 to #13 on Ultimate Country Songs

It was only a matter of time: Piko-Taro’s funny, infectious, and highly viral Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Debuts #90

Emerging Artist

Car Seat Headrest (#28) is the brainchild of Will Toledo, begun as a DIY solo project in his home town of Leesburg, Virginia in 2010 when he was 17 years old. If you are wondering, he came upon the name while recording vocals in the back seat of his car for privacy.

Over the course of about 4 years Will self-released nearly a dozen albums via Bandcamp, building an online cult following. Will formed the project into a proper band, relocated to Seattle, and signed with stalwart indie Matador Records. Shortly after signing, the compilation Teens of Style was released, and in May of this year his first “proper” studio album, Teens of Denial, was released.

Press attention has included Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and Paste. Tracks like Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales, Fill in the Blank, and Vincent have gotten some Alternative radio specialty show airplay. The band has been touring pretty much non-stop for the last year, including North American & European shows and festivals, and is slated to be out on the road through November.


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