Ultimate Roundup: Lorde = Green Light, Go!

Ed Sheeran’s Long Division, Justin Timberlake Really Can’t Stop the Feeling, Khalid Graduates, Auli’i Cravalho Surges on Small Screens, Clean Bandit Soothes Top 10 Songs, Big Little River for Leon Bridges

Ultimate 100 Artists

Ed Sheeran remains #1 and is likely to stay atop the perch for a while at the rate he is going now that ÷ is out

Bruno Mars remains strong at #2

Future’s 2-album blitz keeps him right behind Bruno Mars at #3

The Weeknd holds #4

Migos are #5 for the fourth week in a row

Justin Timberlake’s Oscars opener pays dividends as the following week’s activity makes him the top Big Mover, #54-14

Aaron Watson’s Vaquero is really doing well and he moves up #53-17 after Debuting last week; a few very cool chances to catch him live in the next few weeks

The much-anticipated return of Lorde is upon us, she re-enters at #27

The collab between Zedd & Alessia Cara brings them in for a #38 Debut

Coldplay knows how to make a big blitz yet again: the Chainsmokers collab is quickly followed by the new single, Hypnotised, and they move #64-43

Khalid becomes our 5th Emerging Artist chart graduate of the year with the release of his Debut album, American Teen, boosting him to a sturdy #51 Debut here on the main chart

Julia Michaels was our 4th Emerging Artist chart graduate of the year with her #70 Debut last week and she makes a nice jump to #55 this week; a new video should further bolster her on the 3/16 chart

Now that Moana is making its way into homes, social growth and steady streaming boost Auli’i Cravalho for a #62 re-entry

Blake Shelton is +20 to #63 as the Doing It to Country Songs Tour is underway

Placement is everything: #79 re-entry Leon BridgesRiver was featured in the new HBO dark comedy-drama, Big Little Lies, driving a surge in sales of the single and his Grammy-nominated 2015 debut album, Coming Home

Ayo & Teo’s Rolex has been doing well on Ultimate 100 Songs, now the duo makes their Debut at #88 on the Artists side

Ultimate 100 Songs

Guess what? Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You is #1 again this week and he adds two more with Debuts for Perfect (#46) and Dive (#79) for a total of 5 in the Top 100 (Castle on the Hill is #50 and Thinking Out Loud is #71)

Bruno Mars That’s What I Like likes holding on to #2

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This holds on tight to #3

Body Like a Back Road from Sam Hunt stays at #4 while again remaining at #1 Ultimate Country Songs since Debuting in that spot 5 weeks ago

The aforementioned Oscars opening performance of the Best Original Song-nominated Can’t Stop the Feeling! from Justin Timberlake boosts the cut #37-5 on this week’s chart

Clean Bandit’s Rockabye (ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie) enters the Top 10 after a #15-8 move as they do the rounds, including a Today Show performance, which should help keep activity up

Lorde’s big, pop, club-worthy, Jack Antonoff-produced cut, Green Light, is the week’s top Debut at #9

Stay from Zedd & Alessia Cara follows last week’s #39 Debut with a +26 climb to #13 here while going Top 5 at #3 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Issues from Emerging Artist chart graduate Julia Michaels enters the Top 20 at #18 and the new video should help it gain further next week

Moana hits small people’s small screens, How Far I’ll Go performed by Auli’i Cravalho surges #75-29, this week’s top Big Mover

Here’s the beef: Remy Ma’s Nicki Minaj diss track, Shelter, streams its way to a #45 Debut

The well-timed fourth single from Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman LP, Everyday (ft. Future), Debuts #48

…speaking of which, Future’s Mask Off is +38 to #55 while Comin Out Strong (ft. The Weeknd) Debuts #59, giving him 4 in the Top 100 with Selfish (ft. Rihanna) at #34 and Draco at #78

Airplay and streaming drive Emerging Artist chart graduate Khalid’s debut single, Location, #90-68 around the release of his debut album, American Teen

Gucci Mane Make Love (ft. Nicki Minaj) Debuts #69

Losin Control from #1 Emerging Artist Russ Debuts #90

Jason Aldean’s Any Ol’ Barstool Debuts #99

Emerging Artists

We are on a roll now! After hitting our radar as an independent artist last year and entering Emerging Artists as things look off, Khalid has now graduated the chart with the release of his debut album, American Teen, pushing him up for a strong #51 Ultimate 100 Artists debut. Location is up 22 to #68 on Ultimate 100 Songs

Russ takes over the #1 spot as Losin Control Debuts #90 on Ultimate 100 Songs; he currently sits at #116 on Ultimate 100 Artists so he could very easily be our next graduate

March Emerging Artist of the Month, Maggie Rogers, holds steady at #9

LANco moves #15-10 for their first Top 10 appearance, powered by Greatest Love Story which Debuts #39 on Ultimate Country Songs

Austin, Texas-based alternative/electronic duo Missio Debuts #28; clearly, you can catch them at SxSw next week or on the SiriusXM Alt Nation Advanced Placement Tour with 888 and Coast Modern which kicks off next month

Michael Tyler Debuts #31; he co-wrote the Dierks Bentley hit, Somewhere On a Beach, and is making a break for it with They Can’t See and his upcoming debut LP, 317, that non-coincidentally drops on 3/17

We have had our eye on R.LUM.R for a while and are excited to see this soulful singer Debut here at #40 (fun fact: his stage name is a meaningful and rather complex amalgamation of his first and middle names as he describes in this early interview with The Music Ninja)


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