Ultimate Roundup: Kendrick Lamar Gets to the Heart of the Matter

Drake Goes to Eleven, Big Mover Trey Songz, Gorillaz to the Rescue!, The Originator – Chuck Berry, RaeLynn Goes Wild, Luke Combs Graduates

Ultimate 100 Artists

Drake’s massive More Life numbers send him back into the #1 spot, unseating Ed Sheeran and his 5-week run

Of course, Ed Sheeran doesn’t go far and holds #2 (he’s been at either #1 or #2 since 1/12)

Bruno Mars takes #3

Rick Ross moves #7-4 with further activity around Rather You Than Me

The Weeknd rounds out the Top 5 at #5

Kendrick Lamar re-enters at #10 with a new single, The Heart Part 4, his first Top 100 appearance since September

We saw the lead-up and now Trey Songz is the week’s top Big Mover going +69 to #15 with the release of Tremaine the Album

The Beauty and the Beast (2017) – Original Motion Picture Cast is up #36-19 as fans of the live-action reboot flock to the soundtrack

Keith Urban keeps the heat up with a #44-29 rise here while moving into #2 on Ultimate Country Artists

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s Gorillaz are back, releasing four new songs and earning #34

Zedd & Alessia Cara are proving to be a potent combo, rise to #35

Lil Uzi Vert’s new animated video is garnering a lot of attention, sending him up #72-45

Posthumous activity around the groundbreaking music of icon and legend Chuck Berry brings the original guitar slinger in at #47

Disturbed continue their long run of consistency, are +21 to #58

Jason Derulo’s new jam with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign sends him #95-71

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill are making an album together and the lead single brings them in for a #73 Debut as a duo

The release of RaeLynn’s debut album, Wild Horse, gives her a #82 Debut here and a #13 re-entry on Ultimate Country Artists

Luke Combs becomes our seventh Emerging Artists chart graduate of 2017 as he goes +25 to slip in for a Debut at #100!

Ultimate 100 Songs

Despite losing the top Artists spot to Drake’s onslaught, Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You holds #1 for a sixth week

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

Body Like a Back Road from Sam Hunt moves up #4-3 while remaining at #1 Ultimate Country Songs for a 8th consecutive week

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This is at #4

Kendrick Lamar’s The Heart Part 4 Debuts at #5

Emerging Artists chart graduate Kodak Black’s Tunnel Vision rises to #8

Stay from Zedd & Alessia Cara goes Top 10 at #9

OK, let’s take a Drake break…the dude has eleven songs in the Top 100 this week, all Debuts save for Fake Love!

The first official duet from Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s upcoming album project, Speak to a Girl, Debuts #22 here and #2 on Ultimate Country Songs

Ed Sheeran Shape of You (Stormzy Remix) Debuts #38

Look at Me! From Xxxtentacion is the week’s top Big Mover, up 43 to #42 on strong streaming activity

The animated video for Lil Uzi Vert’s XO TOUR Llif3 brings it in for a #63 Debut

G-Eazy & Kehlani’s Good Life goes #97-67

Jason Derulo Swalla (ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) Debuts #72

Current #1 Emerging Artist Rag’N’Bone Man’s soulful Human Debuts #73 as it makes the leap to Top 40 radio

Rick Ross brings some heat with Idols Become Rivals (ft. Chris Rock), which Debuts #86

Zayn releases another jam, Still Got Time (ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR), for a #93 Debut

Dan Stevens, who plays the Beast in the new Beauty and the Beast, has his film version of Evermore (ft. London Voices) grab on for a #100 Debut

Emerging Artists

We close out the first quarter with our seventh graduate, Luke Combs! He went +25 to slip in to Ultimate 100 Artists at #100 this week and is #15 on Ultimate Country Artists. His single, Hurricane, is #52 on Ultimate 100 Songs and #6 on Ultimate Country Songs.

This makes Rag’N’Bone Man our #1 artist for the week and he came so close to graduating as well, coming in at #102 on Ultimate 100 Artists! Human has already been a smash in the U.K. and is working towards that here in the U.S. as it crosses over to Top 40 radio. The track Debuted #73 on Ultimate 100 Songs this week and it is a safe bet that this soulful singer will graduate next week.

We have a good feeling about LANCO, who are now up to #6 as Greatest Love Story gains traction with fans in a meaningful way and is #32 on Ultimate Country Songs

As noted last week, rapper GoldLink is on the rise. His At What Cost album dropped on Friday (3/24) and he continues to surge, this week going #24-7.

Rapper, and recent Dreamville signee, J.I.D  quickly makes the move to Emerging with a #31 Debut this week; let’s see if he can hold on behind his sick track, Never.


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