Ultimate Roundup: Taylor Swift Lives Up to Reputation Expectation

Camila Cabello Brings Havana to the Top / CMA Awards Dominate Activity / Eminem Walks On Water / Evanescence Synthesizes Success / Wiz Khalifa Laughs, Flies Up Chart / Greta Van Fleet Graduates!

Ultimate 100 Artists

Taylor Swift is once again in the #1 spot with the MASSIVELY successful release of reputation and announcement of the first round of of 2018 tour dates

Unshakable Ed Sheeran is up #3-2

Sam Smith re-enters the Top 5 with a#6-3 move as all cylinders continue to fire around The Thrill of It All

Imagine Dragons come in at #4

Camila Cabello is red hot, making her Top 5 debut at #5 as Havana (ft. Young Thug) takes over #1 on Ultimate 100 Songs

The rollout for Eminem‘s Revival album is fast and furious, popping him right into the Top 10, #25-9: within a week his collab with Beyoncé hits, rumors of the LP’s release date circulate, and he appears as Saturday Night Live‘s musical guest on 11/18

Let’s take a moment to look at the clear positive effect this year’s Country Music Association Awards had on many artists (be sure to check out Ultimate Country Artists as well):

Kid Rock logs another good Sweet Southern Sugar-powered week, moving #46-26

Evanescence returns at #30 with their first album in six years, Synthesis, with re-workings of their tunes with orchestral arrangements and an infusion of electronic elements along with a couple of new tracks; still plenty of chances to catch them live with an orchestra before the end of the year!

Christmas is definitely Pentatonix season, they are up #82-48 and yes, the TV special and tour are set!

A remastered release of Master of Puppets and the awesome Band Together Bay Area benefit concert help lift Metallica #80-54

With Rolling Papers 2 on the horizon, Wiz Khalifa moves #84-59 on the release of the Laugh Now, Fly Later mixtape

Pentatonix isn’t the only one with a big impact on modern Christmas music: Mariah Carey climbs #95-64

A big placement of Immigrant Song in Thor: Ragnarok bring Led Zeppelin in at #67 (along with a challenge from Jack Black to Chris Hemsworth)

NF is up #90-69 as Let You Down does well with a new video; the Perception tour stars in January

Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die! Greta Van Fleet graduates from the Emerging Artists chart with a #70 debut here following the release of their double-EP, From the Fires!

Michael Bublé is another Christmas powerhouse, re-entering at #87

#94 Sia is also getting in on the game, with her new track, Snowman, and Everyday Is Christmas (out this Friday 11/17)

Ultimate 100 Songs

After weeks of consistent gains, Camila Cabello‘s Havana (ft. Young Thug) takes the #1 spot

Ed Sheeran‘s Perfect is #2

Imagine Dragons Thunder takes #3

Post Malone rockstar (ft. 21 Savage) is #4

Keith Urban‘s important new song, Female, which he performed live at the Country Music Association Awards (more on that below), debuts big at #5 here while going straight to #1 on Ultimate Country Songs

Eminem‘s Walk On Water (ft. Beyoncé) is about as big as collaborations come, it debuts #6

What Lovers Do (ft. SZA) from Maroon 5 enters the Top 10 for the first time, #11-9, while Wait is a strong Big Mover, #89-46 (+43)

On album release week Taylor Swift gets four Top 100 entries: Call It What You Want (#10), …Ready for It? (#11), Look What You Made Me Do (#14), and Gorgeous (#56)

The Country Music Association Awards also led to a lot of movement on the Top 100 Songs side (be sure to check out Ultimate Country Songs as well):

Dua Lipa‘s breakout track, New Rules, is up to #20

Another controversial rapper has a fast-rising breakout song: Bushwick rapper 6ix9ine has Gummo debut at #61

As mentioned above, a big placement in Thor: Ragnarok brings Led Zeppelin‘s classic Immigrant Song in at #64 this week

NF‘s Let You Down re-enters at #71 behind an emotionally-charged new video

Emerging Artists

In just his third week on the chart YBN Nahmir takes over #1 and Rubbin Off the Paint sits at #104, just outside the Ultimate 100 Songs

PnB Rock’s debut studio album, Catch These Vibes, hits the street this Friday (11/17) and he re-enters the chart very strong at #2 in the lead-up, his first appearance since April, 2016

Devin Dawson holds at #3; he’s got an Orlando gig with Michael Ray and two awesome radio shows in Kentucky coming up

Cheat Codes take the #4 spot; they have three sick gigs on the calendar

Sofi Tukker moves up #6-5 here and #15-13 on Ultimate EDM Artists while Best Friend (ft. Nervo, The Knocks, and Alisa Ueno)  goes #9-6 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Alice Merton entered the Top 10 for the first time last week and continues to climb, #9-7, this week

18-year-old, Phoenix-based singer Trinidad Cardona debuts at #16 as his viral track, Jennifer, continues to grow – check out this Pigeons & Planes rundown of his great story; he’s already got dates set for early next year supporting Alex Aiono’s Feels Like tour (P.S. – this feels a bit familiar to when Emerging Artist chart grad Khalid came out of El Paso, TX at the same age, just after graduating high school…)

After re-entering at #40 last week, Lost Kings jump +20 to #20 (this week’s top Big Mover) as First Love (ft. Sabrina Carpenter) picks up some Top 40 and Dance radio spins

A trio of notable re-entries: R.LUM.R. (#37), Declan McKenna (#38), and Hoodrich Pablo Juan (#39)


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