Ultimate Roundup: #MannequinChallenge FTW: Rae Sremmurd Are Tops

R.I.P. Leonard Cohen, A Tribe Called Quest’s Swan Song, Justin Timberlake Trolls up the Chart, Sting’s Rock Revival, Future Is Getting Used to This, Emerging Debut for Louis the Child

Ultimate 100 Artists

#MannequinChallenge FTW: Rae Sremmurd move up 5 spots to take over #1

The Chainsmokers only lose one notch, coming in at #2 and will easily contend for the top spot again next week

Bruno Mars bounces up to #3 and will be strong next week with the 11/18 release of his 24k Magic LP

The Weeknd is #4

twenty one pilots continue their huge run at the top of the chart, taking #5

The influential singer, songwriter, and poet, Leonard Cohen, passed away last week, shortly after the release of his album, You Want It Darker, re-entering the chart at #8 as fans across the country pay homage to his works

With their latest Christmas album doing well, which includes the already popular cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Pentatonix is back I the Top 10 after a #19-9 move

Here is #11 after a 12-spot move for The Voice coach Alicia Keys

Maroon 5 flirt with the Top 10 at #12

Seminal hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest has released We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, their first album in 18 years, and following the untimely death of Phife Dawg it will be their last, and come in for a Debut at #17

Justin Timberlake Trolls his way to a #61-36 Big Mover jump

Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast just won’t cool down, surges back #85-51 on sales

Green Day re-enters at #65

Jon Bellion’s rise still has plenty of momentum as he re-enters at #68

Album reissues have been pushing Pink Floyd into the Top 100 recently, now it is the 27-disc (yes, TWENTY-SEVEN…but not to worry there is a 2-disc “sampler” release as well) The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation that brings them in at #70

Sting’s 12th studio album, and his first rock set in 13 years, 57th & 9th, has hit the streets and gives Mr. Sumner the #75 slot this week

Ultimate 100 Songs

We repeat… #MannequinChallenge FTW: Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane) from Rae Sremmurd handily takes the #1 spot here as well

Bruno Mars 24k Magic moves #4-2

The Chainsmokers Closer (ft. Halsey) falls out of the #1 spot after an incredible 12-week run, but remains very strong at #3

The Weeknd Starboy (ft. Daft Punk) is #4

Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem) from Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall is back in the Top 5 at #5, showing just how big this viral hit is as it holds its own with the big dogs

Blue Ain’t Your Color continues to hold strong for Keith Urban at #8 while taking over the #1 spot on Ultimate Country Songs

Future Used to This (ft. Drake) is this week’s top Big Mover, up 67 to #16 just like that

Jon Bellion All Time Low makes another push for its highest ranking yet at #20

Many Leonard Cohen songs are registering posthumous activity, but none like the classic, Hallelujah, which Debuts #42

The official video and good publicity bring John Legend’s Love Me Now back into the Top 100 at #51

Because The Chainsmokers don’t have enough hits going right now, Setting Fires (ft. XYLØ) Debuts #53 here after Debuting on Ultimate EDM Songs last week

Shawn Mendes’s performance of Mercy at the MTV VMAs brings the track a lot of attention, it re-enters the chart at #54

Collateral action brings Rae Sremmurd’s Look Alive in at #55

Fresh Eyes from Andy Grammer re-enters at #56

Radio leads the way for Rihanna Love on the Brain’s 32-rung Big Mover climb to #61

Big Sean’s latest, Bounce Back, Debuts #77

AMC’s The Walking Dead once again breaks a song, but this time it is a very deep music supervision dig for The Collapsable Hearts Club Easy Street (ft. Jim Bianco & Petra Haden), which Debuts #90 as fans can’t get the mega-happy tune, nor it’s unsettling placement, out of their heads

California-born Country artist Jon Pardi’s Dirt on My Boots Debuts #93 on the main chart while going +5 to #14 on Ultimate Country Songs

No surprise: Mac Miller’s 2011 cut, Donald Trump, revisits the Top 100 at #94 (and this year happens to be the 5th anniversary of the Best Day Ever mixtape from whence it came)

Emerging Artist

Nary a week goes by without a cool debut on the Emerging Artists chart. This time it is Chicago electro duo Louis the Child. The youngsters were making serious jams while still in high school and by 2015 they had a deal with dance mega-label Ultra Music.

Their song, It’s Strange (featuring fellow Chicagoan K. Flay), got enough attention to land on one of Taylor Swift’s playlists and make the FIFA 16 This led to gigs opening for The Chainsmokers and Madeon, then their own tour and slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, and Electric Zoo.

This year they released the singles Weekend (ft. Icona Pop) and Fire (ft. Evalyn) to keep things moving along. They’ve also done notable remixes for Miike Snow, Ty Dolla $ign, Magic Man, and more while dropping mixes like their October Diplo & Friends set.

The pair is currently on the road headlining North American club and theater dates all the way into spring; their current swing exhibits a tastemaker support lineup of Quinn XCII, Bearson, Pham, Elohim, and Pell.

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