Ultimate Roundup: 50th CMA Awards Rock the Charts

Rae Sremmurd #MannequinChallenge, Alicia Keys Here All Along, Real Estate Not Bon Jovi’s Forte, A$AP Mob Gets Cozy, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Graduates, Hey Violet Don’t Act Their Age

Ultimate 100 Artists

Well, that wasn’t long: The Chainsmokers are back at #1 after just one week…can they make another run like their previous 10-week stint?

Drake slips to #2

The Weeknd is back up to #3

Twenty one pilots remain #4

Kenny Chesney has another terrific week after the release of Cosmic Hallelujah, moving #15-5 and retaining #1 on Ultimate Country Artists

Rap duo Rae Sremmurd are suddenly on FIRE thanks to #MannequinChallenge, move #18-6, which is no easy feat these days

DC4 pushes Meek Mill into the Top 10 at #8

Trap or Die 3 lifts Jeezy #16-11

Big-time CMA Awards bumps for some of Country music’s brightest stars:

Songstress Alicia Keys presents her 6th album, Here, for a #23 re-entry to the Top 100

Bon Jovi has released This House is Not for Sale, the first album without former lead guitarist Richie Sambora, and comes in at #60

As we draw nearer to the 11/18 release of Hardwired… To Self-Destruct and more singles are released to the public, Metallica again cracks the Top 100, this week at #63

A$AP Mob, the massive Harlem, NY collective, drops their first studio LP, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends and makes a Debut at #79

Bronx, NY rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is now our twelfth Emerging Artists Chart graduate of the year! He Debuts #82 on Ultimate 100 Artists this week.

With Lady Wood out for a couple of weeks now, Tove Lo is back in the Top 100 at #88

Ultimate 100 Songs

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) stays at #1 for the 12th week in a row, all comers being held off

The Weeknd Starboy (ft. Daft Punk) goes #3-2

Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane) from Rae Sremmurd surges big-time, #13-3 in a very competitive environment, thanks to #MannequinChallenge

Bruno Mars 24k Magic returns to the Top 5 at #4

Lots of CMA Awards activity increases for some of the last years’s biggest Country songs:

Aminé Caroline takes a steady climb into the Top 20 at #18

In a very rare occurance (sound familiar?), Steve Goodman’s Go Cubs Go blasts into the current pop music pantheon for a #55 Debut as it sound tracked the team’s incredible World Series run

Fooled you: after dropping out of the Top 100, Piko-Taro Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen jumps back in at #61 with the Ultra Music release of the “long version”

Meek Mill Litty (ft. Tory Lanez) Debuts #69

Can you find the pattern in this quartet of Debuts?

Emerging Artist

L.A. pop-punk band Hey Violet enters the Top 10 this week as their single, Guys My Age, starts piling up some significant spins and streams. Formed in 2008 when the original members were still in middle school, the band was initially called Cherri Bomb. This first iteration did pretty well, including touring with Foo Fighters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, and Staind to name just four.

With a tweaked lineup the band changed their name in February 2015 and signed to 5 Seconds of Summer’s Capitol Records imprint, Hi or Hey Records. A few stretches of tour support for 5SOS over the last 18 months set the band up nicely, exposing them to throngs of new fans, including via the cool idea of playing acoustic sets outside of the venues.

With a video now out for Guys My Age and a surging social following this young outfit looks to be ready to tip the scales and break big.


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