Ultimate Roundup: John Mayer Gets Wavey

Starset Debuts, Down is Up for Marian Hill, Fénix Regenerates Nicky Jam, Sturgill Simpson SNL Surge, 26 Years & 10 LPs for AFI, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Emerge from Modern Ruin

Ultimate 100 Artists

Ed Sheeran holds #1 for the second week in a row

The Chainsmokers are back up to #2

The Weeknd takes #3

Migos move #5-4

Bruno Mars rounds out the Top 5 at #5

John Mayer is releasing his new album, The Search for Everything, in “waves” of EPs and the release of Wave One brings him back into the Top 100 at #10

Former Emerging Artists Starset Debuts a very strong #33 after the release of their second album, Vessels

Another former Emerging Artists Ultimate Chart-er is Philly-based duo Marian Hill, who Debut #37 after their song, Down, began appearing in a new iPhone/AirPods commercial and fans are going nuts for it; they hype also landed them a spot on The Tonight Show…look for radio really start spinning this cut more…

Reggaeton star Nicky Jam makes yet another big move with the release of Fénix, taking the #41 spot in is first Top 100 appearance since May 2015; he also moves #11-2 on Ultimate Latin Artists

Yet another former Emerging Artist, Post Malone climbs to #42 this week

Yeah, another former Emerging Artist, Country singer Sturgill Simpson, is currently nominated for 2 Grammy Awards, Album of the Year and Best Country Album, both for A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, but it is his recent Saturday Night Live musical guest appearance that has spiked sales and brought him back to the Top 100 at #44

Teen Internet sensation Jacob Sartorius has released his first EP, The Last Text, to re-enter the chart at #54; The Last Text World Tour kicks off in Toronto January 26th

As The Cleopatra World Tour Continues, The Lumineers have a second week of strong activity and are the chart’s only Bit Mover in this period, up 28 to #61

3 weeks ago iSpy (ft. Lil Yachty) Debuted on Ultimate 100 Songs, now KYLE makes his artist Debut at #63

3 Doors Down’s inauguration eve performance spurs streaming and sales activity, they re-enter at #64

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Emerging Artists grads Kaleo are back in the mix at #67 because their song, Way Down We Go, is featured in the new Logan trailer, boosting sales on top of solid radio airplay

AFI enters their 26th year with the release of their 10th album, AFI (aka “The Blood Album”), and the #79 slot

Young Thug returns at #96 on elevated streaming and social as he releases new content, including the unusual video for Wyclef Jean with a pretty hilarious backstory

Toby Keith also benefits from his inauguration eve concert appearance, popping in at #97

Clean Bandit make their Top 100 return after nearly 2 years, hitting #98 this week as Rockabye takes off in America

Ultimate 100 Songs

Ed Sheeran’s new track, Shape of You, sits at #1 for week #2

Migos Bad and Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) is still cookin’ at #2

The Chainsmokers Paris moves #5-3 in its second week on the chart

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) from super-duo Zayn & Taylor Swift remains #4

Machine Gun Kelly Bad Things (ft. Camila Cabello) returns to #5 for the first time since December 29th

After flirting with it for a few weeks, Jon Bellion’s All Time Low makes the Top 10# with a #13-9 climb

After going #17-10 Niall Horan’s This Town returns to the Top 10

I Spy (ft. Lil Yachty) from KYLE is HOT! Debut #66-36-21 in three weeks!

The abovementioned Marian Hill have a new iPhone/AirPods commercial and performance on The Tonight Show to thank for their sultry dance track, Down, being the top Debut this week, at #30

Also as mentioned in the Artists Roundup above, Kaleo’s Way Down We Go is prominently featured in the new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Logan, getting a big #67-31 boost

When Migos are on, Migos are ON, that’s the deal. T-Shirt gobbles up 39 slots to #33

Clean Bandit Rockabye (ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie) is up again, #48-34

Radio airplay drives sales and Andy Grammer’s Fresh Eyes is this week’s top Big Mover with a grande +49 to #37

Bebe Rexha I Got You Debuted #78 last week and climbs to #53 this week

Noah Cyrus Make Me (Cry) (ft. Labrinth) remains on an upward trajectory with this week’s #71-54 rise

John Mayer’s new EP includes Moving On and Getting Over, which Debuts #63

Luis Fonsi Despacito (ft. Daddy Yankee) Debuts 67 on the main chart while taking over #1 from Shakira on Ultimate Latin Songs

Swang from Rae Sremmurd is moving up quickly, going #99-68 in its 2nd week

Black from Dierks Bentley Debuts #78 here and goes Top 10 on Ultimate Country Songs

#5 Emerging Artists Hey Violet get their first Top 100 song as Guys My Age Debuts #88!

Super-producer Alex Da Kid enlists the help of some prominent collaborators for his own song, Not Easy (ft. X Ambassadors, Elle King & Wiz Khalifa), which Debuts in the squeaker #99 spot

Emerging Artist

English hardcore outfit Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Debut at #21 on this week’s Emerging Artists Ultimate Chart after releasing their 2nd album, Modern Ruin via International Death Cult/Kobalt.

Frank previously fronted Gallows, then formed Pure Love with Jim Carroll, before evolving into this current, super-intense incarnation. Their first record, 2015’s Blossoms, was definitely more rooted in the hardcore sound while Modern Ruin delivers a big, clean rock feel very much steeped with punk energy and attitude. It is some awesomely heavy stuff; check out the video for Lullaby to pick up what they are putting down.

Anchoring the digital world to the physical the new release offers both a hardbound book version and a “hyper deluxe” box set alongside a slate of merch including some straightforward I Hate You swag for when you just gotta let that special someone know.

The band is currently shredding stages and will wreak some havoc Stateside with a couple of shows in February and another visit in the spring for festivals including Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range.


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