Luis Fonsi Rises Quickly

No Obstacles for Shawn Mendes, How to Be Cool with Lana Del Rey, Ocho Por Incubus, Brad Paisley Visualizes, Blackbear Slangs, Paramore Navigates Hard Times

Ultimate 100 Artists

Kendrick Lamar holds #1

Bruno Mars remains #2

Ed Sheeran keeps #3

Pinch-hitting Coachella sets and new song have really fired Lady Gaga up, she moves #24-4

Drake rounds out the Top 5 at #5

Luis Fonsi’s Despacito (ft. Daddy Yankee) was doing quite well, now a remix with the addition of none other than The Biebs himself is blowing up and helping Luis to a new level as he goes #73-6 as this week’s top Big Mover

Shawn Mendes climbs #61-8 as he has dropped a new, upbeat pop single, has significant media attention, is getting mobbed by Scottish fans on the Illuminate World Tour which comes to the US in July

Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute to the Music of The Bee Gees sends The Bee Gees activity through the roof and they come in at #20

Two new tracks give Lana Del Rey a lift back into the Top 100 at #29

Nicki Minaj is blitzing right now, moves #74-49

Incubus has released their eight studio album, mysteriously titled 8, and takes the #50 slot; the 8 Tour with Jimmy Eat World and Judah & the Lion rolls out in July

Brad Paisley has taken the “visual album” concept to the world of Country music, with big guests like Mick Jagger, John Fogerty, and….Timbaland (!?!?), claiming #54 here and moving up to +22 to #7 on Ultimate Country Artists

Moving #80-57 is Blake Shelton

LA-based rapper/singer Blackbear Debuts at #64 on the release of his Digital Druglord LP

Machine Gun Kelly keeps the hits coming, moves #88-67

Paramore has returned with a very poppy yet dark new single, re-enters the chart at #81

Posthumous releases, news, and love bring in Prince (#79), Johnny Cash (#94), and David Bowie (#99)

Ultimate 100 Songs

Bruno MarsThat’s What I Like remains #1

Lady Gaga’s The Cure fires up #31-2

Kendrick Lamar now has eight songs in the Top 100:

HUMBLE.  #3-#3

DNA. –  #28-10 (powered by another great video, featuring Don Cheadle)

LOVE. (ft. Zacari) – #74-41

LOYALTY. (ft. Rihanna)#66-45

ELEMENT. – #73-51

YAH. – Debuts #87

XXX. (ft. U2) – Debuts #90

BLOOD. – Debuts #95

Zedd & Alessia Cara’s Stay does the opposite and keeps moving up, this week into the Top 5 #7-4 while impressively knocking The Chainsmokers & Coldplay out of #1 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Luis Fonsi’s new Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber) Debuts massively at #5 while the original Despacito (ft. Daddy Yankee) moves #39-19; the songs are #1 and #2, respectively, on Ultimate Latin Songs with the remix knocking the original out of the top spot!

There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back Debuts at #6 for a surging Shawn Mendes

The very Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (ft. The Weeknd) from Lana Del Rey makes a powerful pairing, Debuts #20…can’t wait for the official video, even the lyric video is super-duper-cool

It’s good to see baked desserts maintaining consistency on the charts: Flo Rida & 99 Percent let us hear Cake for a #43 Debut

Chris Stapleton’s Broken Halos Debuted last week and now moves #79-50 here and #11-5 on Ultimate Country Songs

Paramore return with Hard Times quickly Debuting at #53

No Frauds (ft. Drake & Lil Wayne) from Nicki Minaj re-enters at #54

Chris Brown Privacy Debuts #98

Emerging Artists

LANCO enters the Top 5, #7-5

Cheat Codes quickly enter the Top 10 with a #14-6 move; they are up to #18 on Ultimate EDM Artists as No Promises (ft. Demi Lovato) is picking up activity, going +21 to #17 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Belgian DJ/producer Lost Frequencies goes #28-19

Ocean Park Standoff is +6 to #24

Declan McKenna re-enters at #26

LA trio LANY Debuts at #28, let’s see if HOT AC radio takes to their song ILYSB; the LANY tour is on now

After Debuting 3 weeks ago, NY art-punk duo PWR BTTM are up to #29

Julia Brennan sneaked in for a #40 Debut last week and now makes a nice +7 climb to #33

Another SxSw 2017 fav, LA’s Cherry Glazerr, Debuts…they come in at #36

…aaaand yet another SxSw 2017 band that made an impact, Philly alternative rockers Beach Slang,  appear in the squeaker #40 slot this week, their first visit to the chart since November, 2015

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