Ultimate Roundup: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Lil Uzi Vert Rages to Top 5 / Light It Up, Indeed, Luke Bryan / Katy Perry, M.C. / Queens of the Stone Age Tackle Villains / Just the Beginning for Old Dominion / Fifth Harmony Complete Rebirth

Ultimate 100 Artists

Luis Fonsi moves back into #1…

barely holding off Taylor Swift, who comes in hot at #2 on 3 days of new song activity and will most likely take over #1 next week

18 months ago, Lil Uzi Vert hit our early-warning radar and now the release of his debut album, Luv Is Rage 2, he claims the #3 spot in the country!

Imagine Dragons continue to ride high, at #4 this week

Bruno Mars takes #5 while the 24k Magic tour continues

A second week of Project Baby 2 release activity has Kodak Black solidly in the Top 10, #10-7

More new material from Demi Lovato sends her into the Top 10, #22-8

Light It Up, indeed: Luke Bryan is this week’s top Big Mover, going +50 to #11 here and knocking Sam Hunt out of #1 on Ultimate Country Artists, a very rare occurrence this year!

Strong sales activity for Science Fiction drives Brand New up #58-13, a terrific showing for a rock/alternative act these days; upcoming live dates and some terrific venues

MTV Video Music Awards hosting duties look to have paid off for Katy Perry: the extra one evening boost sends her up #39-19, it will be interesting to watch this week’s activity play out on the 9/7 chart

It was her moment and Bonnie Tyler seized it: her 1983 cut, Total Eclipse of the Heart, was the soundtrack of the American total solar eclipse, bringing her in huge at #21

Speaking of rock albums doing well: we point you to Villains, Queens of the Stone Age’s Mark Ronson-produced, mega-tight, turn it up to eleven, lucky 7th album that shoots the band in at #27

Happy Endings looks to be only the beginning as Old Dominion soars 43 spots to #30 while holding #12 on Ultimate Country Artists

Controversial rapper Xxxtentacion’s first studio album, 17, does well and brings him into the chart, at #37, for the first time since June 15th

Fifth Harmony has been building up to the release of their self-titled third studio album, and jump #79-40 after its release, and sure to rise further next week

In further eclipse soundtrack news, surprise, Pink Floyd is brought in at #43 as metaphorical needles dropped Dark Side of the Moon from west to east last week (we wonder what the Wizard of Oz stats look like…)

Thirty Seconds to Mars return to the fray in a big way, re-entering at #65 as their new single comes in strong; they have three awesome amphitheater dates in next month (with September 2015 Emerging Artist of the Month, PVRIS!)

Yo Gotti & Mike WiLL Made-It are up again, #84-67

Very cool to see The War on Drugs debut #85 following the release of A Deeper Understanding; there are quite a few chances to see them soon

After re-entering at #97 last week, blackbear moves up to #86

Puerto Rican Reggaeton and Trap singer Ozuna debuts in the wildcard #100 slot this week while taking #6 on Ultimate Latin Artists

Ultimate 100 Songs

Luis Fonsi’s Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber) reclaims #1 this week, buuuuuuuut…

…with only three days’ worth of activity, Taylor Swift’s new Look What You Made Me Do debuts #2 and will very likely take over #1 next week

Liam Payne’s Strip That Down (ft. Quavo) moves up #4-3

Cardi B. Bodak Yellow is now Top 5 at #5, this should get interesting next week!

Not to be lost in the Taylor Swift news, Luke Bryan’s Light It Up debuts big at #6 here and knocks Sam Hunt’s Body Like a Back Road out of #1 on Ultimate Country Songs, which it held since it debuted on FEBRUARY 9th!!!

As mentioned above, Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 smash hit, Total Eclipse of the Heart, was THE song of the 2017 American total solar eclipse, debuting incredibly at #7

Demi Lovato’s latest in a string of new releases, Tell Me You Love Me, debuts #21 (and Sorry Not Sorry is back in the Top 10)

Thirty Seconds To Mars see Walk On Water debut at #26

This week’s top Big Mover is Gucci Mane’s I Get the Bag (ft. Migos), which is a whopping +56 to #35

Katy Perry’s VMA’s performance of Swish Swish (ft. Nicki Minaj) brings it in for a solid #39 re-entry mostly on just one night worth of activity

No slowing down for blackbear do re mi (ft. Gucci Mane), which is up again, #72-49

With Project Baby 2 out, Kodak Black has two tracks debut: Transportin’ at #56 and Roll in Peace (ft. Xxxtentaction) at #79

The Weekend from SZA is up #79-59 (and now she’s got a feature on Maroon 5’s new song to boot)

Dua Lipa’s New Rules climbs #95-73

Thomas Rhett Grave debuts #82 here and moves #24-13 on Ultimate Country Songs

Farruko‘s Krippy Kush (ft. Bad Bunny & Rvssian) floats in for a #99 debut here while going #5-4 on Ultimate Latin Songs

Emerging Artists

August Emerging Artist of the Month, Cheat Codes, hold #1 for the eighth week in a row, move into the Top 5 (#7-4) on Ultimate EDM Artists, and are a mere 17 spots away from graduating to Ultimate 100 Artists; No Promises (ft. Demi Lovato) is #41 on Ultimate 100 Songs and holds #2 on Ultimate EDM Songs for the second week

#2 LANCO (May’s Emerging Artist of the Month) is +9 to #16 on Ultimate Country Artists while Greatest Love Story is now up to #76 on Ultimate 100 Songs #12 on Ultimate Country Songs

Daniel Caesar has been sneaking up the chart in recent weeks and absolutely blasts up 26 spots to #3 this week following the release of his debut album, Freudian; he’s got winter dates lined up so you can catch him before he gets even bigger!

In their third week on the chart Brockhampton enters the Top 5 (#12-5) with the release of Saturation 2; their shows next month are not to be missed and selling fast…

After jumping fourteen spots last week, Jordan Davis holds steady at #13 again this week

Tom Walker slips into the Top 20, #21-18; he’s got some dates supporting The Script on the horizon

Ofenbach keep it steady, climbing #28-22

Baltimore’s Creek Boyz debuted at #33 last week and move up to #30 on this week’s chart

British-German singer Alice Merton also follows her debut week, where she came in at #36, with activity pushing her up to #32


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