Ultimate Roundup: Would You Rather, Ricky Rozay Edition

More Drake, Beauty and the Beast Enchants the Charts, A Spirited Release from Depeche Mode, Climate Change Fuels Pitbull, Russ Takes Control, A Spoon-ful of Hot Thoughts

Ultimate 100 Artists

Ed Sheeran remains #1 for the 5th week in a row (he’s been at either #1 or #2 since 1/12)

Bruno Mars holds on to #2 for the 5th week in a row

The Weeknd moves up to #3

Future comes in at #4…and watchoutnow, the Nobody Safe Tour pops off May 4th at the FedEx Forum in Memphis

With More Life smashing streaming records that Ed Sheeran recently set, Drake moves #13-5 and will rise further next week

Rick Ross’s superstar-feature-packed Rather You Than Me brings him back to the Top 100 with a strong #7 re-entry

+22 to #14 are Zayn & Taylor Swift behind a resurging I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

Emerging Artist chart graduate Kodak Black enters the Top 20 at #18

Beauty and the Beast is an absolute beast at the box office and the soundtrack sends Beauty and the Beast (2017) – Original Motion Picture Cast up #58-36

Machine Gun Kelly’s latest collab with a powerful pop force gives him Big Mover status, +31 to #43

Charlotte, North Carolina’s Elevation Worship released There Is a Cloud on Friday and come in at #50

Zedd & Alessia Cara are this week’s top Big Mover, going from #91 to #53

Depeche Mode shows that well into their 4th decade they still have…Spirit…their 14th album release gives them the #54 spot this week; huge North American dates kick off in SLC on 8/23

Flip it: Climate Change fuels Pitbull’s global warming #64 re-entry this week, and talk about globalization, this dude will be playing all over the world this year, including dates with Enrique Iglesias and a residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas this summer

Auli’i Cravalho move #88-71

Last week Russ became the 6th Emerging Artists chart graduate this year with his #89 Debut and this week he makes a nice +15 rise to #74

Former Emerging Artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie doesn’t stay away from the Top 100 for long, re-entering at #78

K-Pop group GOT7 re-enters the chart at #96 with the release of the Flight Log: Arrival EP, their first appearance since October

At #96 are Austin’s indie rock masters Spoon, who dropped their 9th album, Hot Thoughts, and return to the Top 100 for the first time since August, 2014 when They Want My Soul came out

Ultimate 100 Songs

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You holds #1 for a fifth week

Bruno Mars That’s What I Like takes week four at #2

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This moves #5-3

Body Like a Back Road from Sam Hunt is back up to #4 while remaining at #1 Ultimate Country Songs for a 7th consecutive week

Zayn & Taylor Swift I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) resurges #11-5 on massive radio airplay

The Weeknd’s 2nd collab with the most famous French androids around, I Feel It Coming (ft. Daft Punk) blasts into the Top 10 #20-7

After flirting with the Top 10 in February, Say You Won’t Let Go from James Arthur finally breaks in with an impressive #23-10 jump

Zedd & Alessia Cara Stay goes #36-19

In Case You Didn’t Know from Brett Young makes a nice #56-40 climb while going up a spot to #3 on Ultimate Country Songs

#1 Emerging Artist Luke CombsHurricane is +14 to #53 while cracking the Top 5 on Ultimate Country Songs

You’re Welcome, Duane Johnson’s big tune from Moana, is +22 to #54

Lorde’s Liability moves to #56 after Debuting at #83 last week

Machine Gun Kelly stays on target as At My Best (ft. Hailee Steinfeld) makes a #58 Debut, joining #32 Bad Things (ft. Camila Cabello)

Linkin Park Heavy featuring Emerging Artists chart graduate Kiiara (our June 2016 Emerging Artist of the Month) goes #77-62

The new one from Frank Ocean, Chanel, Debuts #86

Rick Ross Trap Trap Trap (ft. Young Thug & Wale) Debuts #93

G-Eazy & Kehlani Fate of the Furious cut, Good Life, e-brake slides in for a #97 Debut

Emerging Artists

Notable performers at last week’s South by Southwest appearing on this week’s chart were: Rag’N’Bone Man (#2), Rob $tone (#4), Maggie Rogers (#5), Starley (#6), Madeintyo (#11), Nebu Kiniza (#14), Bishop Briggs (#15), San Holo (#19), Hippo Campus (#20), Missio (#25), R.LUM.R (#28), THEY. (#32), Ralo (#33), Mondo Cozmo (#39)

Luke Combs and Rag’N’Bone Man retain #1 & #2, respectively, this week and are both closing in on Ultimate 100 Songs so we’ll watch for them to be our next graduates if their trajectory continues in the next 1-3 weeks

March Emerging Artist of the Month Maggie Rogers was one of the most-talked about acts at SxSw last week; she heads into the Top 5

Country singer and songwriter Michael Tyler released his debut album, 317, on Friday 3/17 (no accident) and is +7 to #18 (if he had been +3 to #17 it would have been amazing)

Moving #36-24, GoldLink is gearing up: he has announced the At What Cost album release for this Friday (3/24) while trickling out new tracks and has Coachella and cool dates with Little Dragon on the horizon


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