Ultimate Roundup: Katy Perry Proves Reliable Witness

David Guetta Has a New 1 4U, SZA in Ctrl, CMT Awards Award Activity, Rise Against Throws It to the Wolves, G-Dragon Scales Up in U.S., Hillsong United’s 5th Wonder, Playboi Carti Debuts

Ultimate 100 Artists

Luis Fonsi is #1 for the 5th week in a row and remains installed atop Ultimate Latin Artists for the 19th week in a row

With Shape of You killing it on all fronts, Ed Sheeran moves back up #5-2 prior to his S. tour dates kicking off July 1st

Kendrick Lamar is #3

DJ Khaled is back in the Top 5 at #4

Bruno Mars takes #5

The highly publicized release of Witness sends Katy Perry back into the Top 10 with a #16-7 move; Witness The Tour hits the road in September

With positivity and love still swirling around Ariana Grande, soon to be Manchester’s first honorary citizen, and her music following the huge One Love Manchester benefit concert, she surges #28-10

David Guetta crashes back into the Top 100 at #14 following the release of his new Justin Bieber collab; he also achieves the feat of kicking The Chainsmokers out of #1 on Ultimate EDM Artists, which they held consecutively since August 11th, 2016!!!

Niall Horan goes up #29-18

R&B singer SZA breaks out with the release of her debut album, Ctrl, to Debut #28

Keith Urban cleaned up at the CMT Awards and is this week’s top Big Mover, going +27 to #30, while re-entering the Top 5 on Ultimate Country Artists

The CMT Awards were also good for Lady Antebellum, who re-enter the Top 100 at #35 and surge #24-6 on Ultimate Country Artists

Following the aforementioned Manchester benefit concert, New Fans & Followers are up 97% for Coldplay, sending them up #76-60 (and they have a very cool-sounding new app designed by none other than Brian Eno)

Wolves is the latest album from Rise Against, who re-enter at #61; they are on our right now with Deftones and Thrice

South Korean rapper G-Dragon has his best U.S. sales showing to date with his new Kwon Ji Yong EP, earning a Debut at #70

Hillsong United’s 5th studio album, Wonder, is out and they return to the Top 100 at #80

His track, Magnolia, Debuted on Ultimate 100 Songs last week, now Playboi Carti makes his Ultimate 100 Artists Debut at #94 and is likely to rise…

Ultimate 100 Songs

Song of the Summer frontrunner, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber), is #1 for the 5th week in a row while it and the original version spend an eighth consecutive week in the top two spots on Ultimate Latin Songs

DJ Khaled I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne) slides up to #2

Believer from Imagine Dragons does well again this week, taking #3

Sam Hunt Body Like a Back Road moves #5-4 and keeps #1 on Ultimate Country Songs

David Guetta’s 2U (ft. Justin Bieber) Debuts huge at #5 and touts a lip sync video featuring the Victoria’s Secret Angels

Slow Hands from Niall Horan keeps rising, now for a Top 10 spot at #9

All-star performances were the name of the game at this year’s CMT Awards, and some of the biggest beneficiaries of ensuing activity are:

Lady Gaga The Cure moves #39-26

The latest from DJ Khaled‘s upcoming album, GratefulTo the Max (ft. Drake), Debuts #29

Ariana Grande’s One Last Time re-enters at #35 following One Love Manchester

Selena Gomez Bad Liar rises #54-42

The Witness album release helps push Katy Perry’s Bon Appétit (ft. Migos) from #65 to #54 and Swish Swish (ft. Nicki Minaj) from #83 to #70

Playboi Carti Magnolia Debuted #68 last week and jumps up to #48 this week for a nice opening salvo of activity

Niall isn’t the only surging 1D’er on this chart as Strip That Down (ft. Quavo) by Liam Payne moves up #70-49

Internet sensations Annie LeBlanc & Hayden Summerall team up for a cover of Alex & Sierra’s 2014 song, Little Do You Know, which Debuts #74 while the original is also brought up the chart by related activity for a #84 Debut

The new song from 2 Chainz’s upcoming Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, 4AM (ft. Travis Scott), Debuts #94

Grabbing a #100 Debut is Meek Mill Whatever You Need (ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign)

Emerging Artists

Tee Grizzley and Cheat Codes hold #1 and #2, respectively

May Emerging Artist of the Month, LANCO, moves #5-3 with a nice social bump and activity from the new official video for Greatest Love Story, which re-enters Ultimate Country Artists at #38

Brooklyn indie rock quartet Big Thief Debut at #8 following the release of their second album, Capacity

June’s Emerging Artist of the Month, MISSIO, holds at #11

LA DJ duo Lost Kings Debut #12 here and at #39 on Ultimate EDM Artists as their new cut, Look At Us Now (ft. Ally Brooke & A$AP Ferg), which Debuts #39 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Declan McKenna is +6 to #19 as his new song, Humongous, gets a push and starts to react; he’ll be playing at Lollapalooza and a few U.S. Dates in August

After last week’s Debut at #27, Ofenbach move up to #22

Skylar Stecker makes a healthy #36-26 move

James TW re-enters at #31

Michigan rock’n’roll outfit, and freakishly legit channelers of Led Zeppelin, Greta Van Fleet, Debut #37 as Highway Tune does well at Active Rock radio

To say that Barcelona frontman Brian Fennell’s solo work as SYML brings the moods would be a drastic understatement; he Debuts #38 as his song Where’s My Love (with a freaking heavy video) and, well, kind of haunting cover of Sandman (which screams “David Lynch”) get attention

Country songwriter Ryan Hurd is making a go of it as a performer, Debuts #40 this week as he sees some gains with social and at radio with Love In a Bar


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