iHeartRadio Music Awards + BigChampagne Emerging Artists!

Over the years we have had a lot of fun working with our friends at iHeartRadio and the entire radio community on the airwaves and online. We LOVE when data delivers us a fresh Emerging Artist to track and watch develop…and when they blow up we get all warm and fuzzy. When these two things intersect…perfection!

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards are this Sunday, March 5th and there are a whole bunch of Emerging Artists Ultimate Chart acts nominated. Here’s a rundown so you’re ready for the big night!

Desiigner took over 2016 with his breakout track, Panda, which is nominated for Hip-Hop Song of the Year, and made very quick work of the “emerging” stage of his career. He gradated the Emerging Artists chart by Debuting on Ultimate 100 Artists on March 31st, 2016.

Panda is STILL on Ultimate 100 Songs after living in the Top 5 from April into July. Desiigner was also nominated for Best New Hip-Hop Artist and is in the race for Hip-Hop Artist of the Year with heavyweights DJ Khaled, Drake, Future, and J. Cole!

Canadian act The Strumbellas have already been named the Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist and will vie for the overall Best New Artist. They are also up for Alternative Rock Artist of the Year against the likes of blink-182, Cage the Elephant, Coldplay, and twenty one pilots!

The Stumbellas were on our radar for a while and Debuted on the Emerging Artists chart on February 11th, 2016, blew us (and everyone else) away at South by Southwest, and earned a spot as the April Emerging Artist of the Month.

Now get ready for this: though they didn’t win their respective genre categories, we have NINE other current or former Emerging Artists that were nominated for Best New Artist!

Belly – Peaked at #2 in February 2016

Chris Lane August 2016 Emerging Artist of the Month, Graduated on February 2nd, 2016

Daya – Graduated on January 14th, 2016 (and The Chainsmokers’ Don’t Let Me Down, on which she is featured, is up for the socially voted Best Collaboration)

D.R.A.M. – Graduated on August 18th, 2016

Dreezy – Made it to #1 multiple times in Spring/Summer 2016

iAmChino – Peaked at #9 in November & December 2016

Kaleo – Graduated on June 23rd, 2016

Kent Jones – Graduated on June 2nd, 2016

Ro James –  Currently #22

Finally, we have a category that really vibes well with the Emerging Artists chart: the socially voted Best Underground Alternative Band. Our September 2015 Emerging Artist of the Month, PVRIS (don’t say we didn’t warn you!), and the February 2017 Emerging Artist of the Month, Hey Violet (how’s that for for timing?), are both nominated!

We cannot wait for the big show on Sunday night! Best of luck to all of the nominees, including the mega-stars, and congrats on the well-deserved nominations across the board. Then it will be back to the airwaves and the charts to see what 2017 brings!

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Ultimate Roundup: Grammy Sure is Active

Maroon 5 Ices It, Dress for Success with Joy Villa, Future Future, Prince Streams Flow Again, Prisoner Breaks for Ryan Adams, Linkin Park Lifts with Legs

Ultimate 100 Artists

Ed Sheeran re-takes #1 after Lady Gaga’s post-Superbowl surge

Bruno Mars has really heated up, his Grammy performances were on point, he goes #7-2

The Weeknd keeps the videos and news coming, moves #6-3

With a full week of activity following the Grammys, Beyoncé rises #14-4

Migos hold on to #5 again this week

Lady Gaga doesn’t go far, grabs #6

Adele cleaned up the awards at the Grammys but her #15-7 move doesn’t quite match Queen B’s

Katy Perry’s latest push behind her new single is paying off, she is up #16-10 and with a new video out could rise further next week

Maroon 5’s collab with Future (and awesome video) brings them up nicely from #34 to #15

Independent artist Joy Villa comes out of left field for a #17 Debut after she grabbed plenty of attention, and support in the form of sales, from fans of her “Make America Great Again” dress at the Grammys

Keith Urban is looking strong after his Grammy duet with Carrie Underwood, jumps #39-19 here and inches into #2 on Ultimate Country Artists

Future quickly dropped his new self-titled album, moves #41-20, should rise a bit more next week, and announces another album, HNDRXX, is coming

With his music back on streaming services, Prince returns to the Top 100 all the way up at #22

Ryan Adams releases Prisoner, his 16th album in nearly as many years, comes in at #28; live dates are on the horizon

The Grammys were good to Maren Morris, winner of Best Country Solo Performance for My Church, and she re-enters at #30 here and jumps into the Top 5 on Ultimate Country Artists

Kygo & Selena Gomez are the latest powerhouse collab, they Debut #32

Former Emerging Artist Sturgill Simpson took home the Best Country Album Grammy for A Sailor’s Guide to Earth and he re-enters at #39

This Bangtan Boys (aka BTS) thing is not a flash in the American pan, they tie for top Big Mover this week, +49 to 41, behind the track Spring Day

Danish newcomers Lukas Graham didn’t win any Grammys but their 3 nominations gave them a jolt of exposure, sending them back up the chart #92-43

South Florida rapper Kodak Black keeps the tracks coming and makes an impressive +33 gain to #44

Linkin Park has new music (featuring June 2016 Emerging Artist of the Month, and Emerging Artist chart graduate, Kiiara), move #89-48

Re-entering at #49 is DJ Khaled, who has a new album, Grateful, coming up and the lead single is no joke: Shining (ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z)

Romeo SantosHéroe Favorito is taking off with a great video, he moves #81-55 here and goes Top 5 on Ultimate Latin Artists

Chance the Rapper won 3 big Grammys: Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance all around the album Coloring Book, which is 100% streaming-only…an important first

A nomination for Best New Artist was enough to drive Kelsea Ballerini back into the Top 100 at #75

The release of the All Your Fault, Pt. 1 EP gives a very active Bebe Rexha her Debut at #77; she can be caught live at a few dates in March

Jessie James Decker’s Gold EP, which features songs written by Maren Morris, leads to her #78 Debut

Lana Del Rey is back with her new track, Love, and quickly re-enters at #88

Alison KraussWindy City is her first solo album since 1999 and helps her slip in at #92

Ultimate 100 Songs

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You moves back into #1 after Lady Gaga’s chart takeover last week, the third new single from the upcoming ÷ album, How Would You Feel (Paean), Debuts #11, and even older songs are bursting at the seams with activity right now, Thinking Out Loud is +20 to #61

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) from super-duo Zayn & Taylor Swift moves up 1 to #2

Bruno Mars That’s What I Like is a Big Mover for a third week in a row, this time +25 to #3 while 24k Magic at #8 gives him 2 in the Top 10

Katy Perry’s new single, Chained to the Rhythm (ft. Skip Marley) enters the Top 5 at #4 after Debuting at #12 last week

Migos Bad and Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) takes #5

Million Reasons by Lady Gaga remains strong at #6

Kygo & Selena Gomez It Ain’t Me Debuts very well at #9

A Grammy performance helps The Weeknd I Feel It Coming (ft. Daft Punk) climb #22-10

Maroon 5 Cold (ft. Future), with the aforementioned awesome video, Debuts #15

Keith Urban’s Grammys duet of The Fighter with Carrie Underwood brings the song back in at #18 here and up to #2 on Ultimate Country Songs

Lukas Graham’s Grammy-nominated 7 Years goes #70-30

Rae Sremmurd Swang is the top Big Mover this week, +59 to #32

Shining (ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z) from DJ Khaled Debuts #35

Adele’s Grammy cleanup sends Hello up to #41 and Send My Love (To Your New Lover) to #78

Grammy-winning My Church by Maren Morris re-enters at #47 here and jumps +21 to #5 on Ultimate Country Songs

Kodak Black Debuts a new track for the 2nd week in a row, this time it is Tunnel Vision at #53

Ayo & Teo Rolex knows what time it is, goes #80-57 in its 2nd week on the chart

We repeat: Linkin Park has new music! Heavy (featuring June 2016 Emerging Artist of the Month, and Emerging Artist chart graduate, Kiiara) Debuts #70

Dustin Lynch Debuts Small Town Boy at #76 on the main chart at at #8 on Ultimate Country Songs

Usually a song goes Top 100 before the artist, but in the case of Bangtan Boys (aka BTS) it is the other way around this week as Spring Day Debuts #82

Grammy love sends Kelsea Ballerini’s Peter Pan flying to #83 here and #10 on Ultimate Country Songs

Controversial rapper XXXtentacion sees his track, Look at Me!, Debut #84 after over a year of bubbling up

Kanye West’s Heartless was a hit on Valentine’s Day, rises to #85

Chris Young Sober Saturday Night (ft. Vince Gill) Debuts #89

#8 Emerging Artist Luke CombsHurricane re-enters the Top 100 at #94

Emerging Artists

So close! Julia Michaels remains #1 and clocked in at #101 on the main chart, 1 spot away from graduating! Issues is +28 to #34 in its 3rd week on Ultimate 100 Songs so chances are she’ll graduate next week on the 3/2 chart

Rag’N’Bone Man enters the Top 5 after moving #6-4; Human is now up to #141 on Ultimate 100 Songs

Maggie Rogers made her television debut, performing Alaska on The Tonight Show last Wednesday (2/15), and gets a #21-11 boost from the exposure with streaming, sales and social all up (10,596 New Fans, +202% against the previous week)

Atlanta rapper SahBabii Debuts #17; his song, Pull Up wit a Stick (ft. Loso Loaded) is getting attention and there is rumor that Drake might do a remix

Chicago rapper Montana of 300 Debuts at #20

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Ultimate Roundup: Gaga Bowl

Chained to Katy Perry, Brett Young’s Golden State Country, Lupe Fiasco’s Light, Cash Kodak Black Outside, Andrew McMahon Earns Debut, Bangtan Boys: Bulletproof Boy Scouts

Ultimate 100 Artists

No surprise: a full week of post-Superbowl activity for Lady Gaga finishes her surge, #19-1

Ed Sheeran remains #2, his Saturday Night Live musical guest spot and Grammys performance will bolster his activity next week

Week 2 of I Decided. activity brings Big Sean into the Top 5 at #3

50 Shades Darker is out, Zayn & Taylor Swift are #4

Migos remain Top 5 at #5

twenty one pilots return to the Top 10 at #9 and will surely get a kick in the…pants…from their Grammy win

Adele cleaned up at the Grammys, moves #25-15, and is destined for a strong showing next week

Katy Perry’s new single, Chained to the Rhythm (ft. Skip Marley) lands well, makes her the top Big Mover this week, +37 to #16

Reba McEntire has another good week with Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, goes #43-29

California Country singer Brett Young Debuts #31 with the release of his self-titled 1st album

Blake Shelton is up #85-58 on big-time radio airplay and The Voice love

Brian & Jenn Johnson are on a roll, Bethel Music hits #69

Nicky Jam slides #77-60 here while holding #2 on Ultimate Latin Aritsts

G-Eazy resurges, moves #97-72

Lupe Fiasco returns with his sixth album, DROGAS Light, even reviewing it himself, to come in for #76

We have another Emerging Artist chart graduate: after a 4-week run at #1, Florida rapper Kodak Black Debuts at #77 here as Everything 1k makes a big splash (more on that below…hint: “Cash Me Outside”)

Romeo Santos re-enters at #81 with Héroe Favorito, which Debuts #8 on Ultimate Latin Songs

Andrew McMahon has been building something good for quite a while now, flirting with the Top 100 a few times since 2013, the release of Zombies on Broadway finally gives him and The Wilderness a #85 Debut; tour kicks off in March

South Korean boy band Bangtan Boys (aka BTS), whose Korean & Japanese name translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”, make another impressive mark on America with this week’s activity giving them a #90 re-entry

2016 Emerging Artist chart graduate D.R.A.M. hangs in there at #94 and you’ve gotta watch his new video for Cute, released on Valentine’s Day

Desiigner re-enters at #97 as his new one, Outlet, streets and he gears up for a tour

Ultimate 100 Songs

As we see above, a full week of post-Superbowl Halftime show activity for Lady Gaga has rocketed her back to the top…well that is on the back of 9 (NINE!!!) of her tracks taking over the Top 100

Million Reasons goes #48-1 just like that

Born This Way is #8

Poker Face is #17

Bad Romance is #18

Just Dance is #36

Perfect Illusion is #65

Telephone (ft. Beyoncé) is #66

The Edge of Glory is #69

You and I is #94

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You holds #2 here as well

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) from super-duo Zayn & Taylor Swift slips to #3

Migos Bad and Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) holds #4

Sam Hunt’s Body Like a Back Road, remains Top 5 at #5 while locking up #1 Ultimate Country Songs for week #2

Imagine Dragons Believer goes Top 10 in its 2nd week, hitting #7, with that Nintendo Switch Superbowl LI commercial doing the trick

Say You Won’t Let Go from James Arthur continues rising, now at #11, juuuuust missing the Top 10 but we’re thinking that some Valentine’s plays might be the magic potion for next week’s chart…

Katy Perry’s new single, Chained to the Rhythm (ft. Skip Marley) Debuts #12

Bruno Mars That’s What I Like is a Big Mover again this week, +23 to #28

Yet another 50 Shades Darker soundtrack song hits the chart, Bom Bidi Bom from Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj Debuts #42

Julia Michaels is surging as Issues is a Big Mover +28 to #45, see below for her significant Emerging Artist chart status…

February Emerging Artist of the Month, Hey Violet, has Guys My Age go #72-51, primarily driven by radio airplay

ANOTHER Emerging Artist has a Top 100 jam, with ANOTHER connection to the “Cash Me Outside” girl, as Cash Me Outside (#CashMeOutside) Debuts #58 (can we say “Cash Me Outside” enough? Yeah, probably…)

Bebe Rexha I Got You moves #82-60

Sia Helium Debuts #67

Adele Hello re-enters at #78 and is sure to climb next week after a big Grammys showing

Ann Arbor, Michigan duo Ayo & Teo bring their moves to the forefront with the #80 Debut of Rolex

OK so here’s the big payoff: new Emerging Artist chart graduate Kodak Black can thank the #85 Debut of Everything 1k (with a video featuring Danielle Bregoli, the infamous “Cash Me Ousside” girl…) for the final push over the top

Are you tired of Emerging Artist tracks blowing up!?!? WE’RE NOT!!! Khalid Location Debuts at crazy #88!

Bay Area rapper Sage the Gemini has his latest, Now and Later, slip in for a #98 Debut

Emerging Artists

After a 4-week run at #1, Florida rapper Kodak Black graduates by Debuting at #77 on Ultimate 100 Artists as his song, Everything 1k (with a video featuring Danielle Bregoli, the infamous “Cash Me Ousside” girl…), Debuts #85 on Ultimate 100 Songs

Julia Michaels is surging as Issues is a Big Mover +28 to #45 on Ultimate 100 Songs, driving her into the #1 Emerging Artists spot this week…she could easily be our next graduate at this pace…

Speak of the devil… DJ Suede the Remix God returns all the way up at #2 as his Cash Me Outside (#CashMeOutside) Debuts #58 on Ultimate 100 Songs on heavy YouTube streaming

February Emerging Artist of the Month, Hey Violet, is up to #4 while Guys My Age moves #72-51 on Ultimate 100 Songs, primarily driven by radio airplay

Rag’N’Bone Man Debuts #6

#7 Khalid’s Location Debuts #88 on Ultimate 100 Songs after hovering just outside

Dutch DJ San Holo Debuts #20

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Ultimate Roundup: Sam Hunt Takes Back Road to the Top

Big Sean Decides, Lady Gaga’s Superbowl Surge Starts, Imagine Dragons Believe Superbowl Switch, Reba Sings It Now, Noah Cyrus Debuts, Luis Fonsi Debuts Rápidamente

Ultimate 100 Artists

Migos bring Culture and reach the top at #1…

…ending Ed Sheeran’s run at 3 consecutive weeks, he is now #2

Zayn & Taylor Swift hold #3 again this week and will remain strong going into this weekend’s release of Fifty Shades Darker

The Weeknd just steadily cruises along, holding #4

Sam Hunt has releases two new singles, lines up the 15 in a 30 Tour, and just blasts up the chart #97-5 (easily this week’s top Big Mover) while taking over a dominating #1 position on Ultimate Country Artists

Detroit rapper Big Sean has released I Decided, his fourth studio album in 6 years, moving #23-6

Brantley Gilbert remains strong again this week, going #12-10 on sales of The Devil Don’t Sleep and solid Country radio airplay

His verse on Big Sean’s No Favors generates attention and pushes the always strong Eminem #20-14

Just the lead up to her Superbowl LI halftime show and the hours of activity after it are enough to push Lady Gaga #49-19 and she is certain to rise massively next week…

Kehlani goes Top 20 at #20 in the 2nd week after releasing SweetSexySavage

Imagine Dragons follow Sam Hunt’s Big Mover rise, going #100-23, as they return with Believer, which was featured in the Nintendo Switch Superbowl LI commercial, and points to a new album on the horizon

Strong touring and respectable airplay help drive sales for The Lumineers, who are +21 to #34

Portland, Oregon rapper Aminé rides his breakout hit, Caroline, to #39 this week

Reba McEntire returns to the Top 100 for the first time since April 2015, at #43 this week, with the release of the double-album, Sing It Now: Songs of Hope and Faith; her February 15th Ryman Auditorium shows should be amazing

Dear Evan Hansen – Original Broadway Cast Debuts #51 as the official recording is now available to fans of the 2016 Broadway breakout

Zac Brown Band has a new single, My Old Man, the first off their forthcoming album, Welcome Home, which they played as part of a Superbowl Pregame performance, that lifts them to #63

Mariah Carey returns to the Top 100 shortly after her usual Christmas-fueled surge, logging in at #64 on the new release strength of I Don’t (ft. YG)…and maybe some non-mainstream workout gear

Nashville’s Kings of Leon re-enter at #79 on steady sales and airplay

Make Me (Cry)(ft. Labrinth) is a hit, sending Noah Cyrus to her Debut at #80

Contemporary Christian artist Kari Jobe Debuts #84 on the release of her new album, The Garden

Luis Fonsi Debuts #92 here and takes #1 Ultimate Latin Artists as Despacito (ft. Daddy Yankee) climbs the songs charts

Ultimate 100 Songs

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) from super-duo Zayn & Taylor Swift takes over #1 and should hold next week with Fifty Shades Darker hitting theaters this weekend

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You slips to #2 after 3 consecutive weeks at #1

Sam Hunt’s second new single of the year, Body Like a Back Road, rides over the competition to #3 here while dominating Ultimate Country Songs at #1

Migos Bad and Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) takes #4

Machine Gun Kelly Bad Things (ft. Camila Cabello) holds #5 for a 3rd week

Caroline from Aminé surges into the Top 10, going #21-9

As mentioned in the Artists chart roundup, Imagine Dragons return with Believer Debuting #13 and the Nintendo Switch Superbowl LI commercial placement is sure to pay dividends in to next week’s rankings…

Say You Won’t Let Go from James Arthur moves firmly into the Top 20 at #17

Big Sean gets two song Debuts with the release of his new LP: No Favors (ft. Eminem) at #24 and Moves at #87

Noah Cyrus Make Me Cry (ft. Labrinth) surges in all categories, pushing up #49-28, and aided by her recent late-night television debut on The Tonight Show

Speaking of “make me cry”: My Old Man from Zac Brown Band Debuts #42

Luis Fonsi Despacito (ft. Daddy Yankee) climbs #65-46 here while holding #1 on Ultimate Latin Songs for a third consecutive week

As one might imagine, Million Reasons from Lady Gaga rises #97-48 on just a sliver of a day’s activity following her Superbowl LI halftime show; this is going up big time next week

Bruno Mars That’s What I Like is a Big Mover +39 to #51

Mariah Carey makes a nice non-Christmas-themed Debut at #57 with I Don’t (ft. YG)

Auli’I Cravalho’s How Far I’ll Go re-enters at #62

Back to God from Reba McEntire Debuts #71 on the main chart and enters the Top 10 on Ultimate Country Songs

#6 Emerging Artist Julia MichaelsIssues Debuts #73!

Ariana Grande & John Legend are the latest super-do to make a mark on the chart as their new version of Beauty and the Beast from the forthcoming live-action film Debuting #80

Yes, we’ll have another! #3 Emerging Artist Luke CombsHurricane Debuts #93 here and moves #22-13 on Ultimate Country Songs

Emerging Artists

Luke Combs moves #7-3 as his single, Hurricane, Debuts #93 on Ultimate 100 Songs and hits #13 on Ultimate Country Songs

#5 Hey Violet is our February Emerging Artist of the Month! Guys My Age moves #81-72 on Ultimate 100 Songs

Julia Michaels is rising quickly, taking #6 this week and seeing her song, Issues, Debut #73 on Ultimate 100 Songs

The Ryan Riback Remix of #10 Starley’s Call On Me is #13 on Ultimate EDM Songs and could soon make Ultimate 100 Songs

Rappers Phresher and Ralo Debut #23 & #24 respectively

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Emerging Artist of the Month: Hey Violet

#6 Emerging Artists chart

#263 Ultimate 100 Artists chart

L.A. quintet Hey Violet hit the Emerging Artists chart the first week of October as their single, Guys My Age, started a trend of piling up some significant spins and streams. The song Debuted at #88 on Ultimate 100 Songs on January 26th and rose to #81 on the February 2nd chart.

Formed in 2008 when the original members were still in middle school, the band was initially called Cherri Bomb. This first iteration signed with Hollywood Records and did well, including appearing on the Warped Tour and opening for acts like Foo Fighters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, and Staind to name just four. Their song, Shake the Ground, got a placement among rock powerhouses on the 2012 Avengers Assemble soundtrack album.

With a tweaked lineup the band changed their name in February 2015 and signed to 5 Seconds of Summer’s Capitol Records/Caroline imprint, Hi or Hey Records. Their roster eventually clicked and settled in as Rena Lovelis (lead vocals), Miranda Miller (rhythm guitar/keyboard/vocals), Nia Lovelis (drums/vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar/vocals), and Iain Shipp (bass). Their I Can Feel It EP was released in July 2015 and the Brand New Moves EP streeted in August 2016. As evidenced via their evolution as songwriters, their sound has grown from pop-punk into a well-produced, electro-infused alternative pop sound.

A few stretches of tour support for 5SOS over the last 18 months set the band up nicely, exposing them to throngs of new fans, including via the cool idea of playing free acoustic sets outside of the venues. On July 31st, 2016 they won “Choice Music: Next Big Thing” at the Teen Choice Awards, voted for by fans.

An official video for Guys My Age was released at the beginning of November, followed by a behind the scenes short. The band made their U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden on November 16th, giving a terrific performance and playing The Bandmate Game. Coverage from Teen Vogue, The Guardian, Alternative Press, Idolator, Kerrang!, and Perez Hilton has certainly helped spread the word.

With a very solid run of holiday radio shows in December, a surging social following, their first U.S. headlining tour dates slated for March, and release plans for their debut album on the horizon this young outfit looks to be ready to tip the scales and break big.

  • Guys My Age is currently #23 at Top 40 radio
    • Over 95% of stations on the panel are now spinning the song
    • ~38,400 spins to date, 146.15 million audience to date
    • Top airplay markets include Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Seattle, Denver, Columbus, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Dallas, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Nashville
  • 10.5 million YouTube plays in the U.S. (averaging ~723K/week over the last 4 weeks) and ~18.3 million globally (averaging ~957K/week over the last 4 weeks)
    • Guys My Age = 83%, Fuqboi = 8.9%, Brand New Moves = 5.1%, I Can Feel It = 3% of Total U.S. Plays

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Check out November’s Emerging Artist of the Month: Bishop Briggs

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Ultimate Roundup: Migos Establish Culture Club

The New Edition Story, Brantley Gilbert Don’t Sleep, Trains 3 Essentials, Sweet Debut LP for Kehlani, BBD is Back Baby!, Emerging Artist Explosion

Ultimate 100 Artists

Ed Sheeran registers his 3rd week in a row in the #1 spot

The release of Culture lifts Migos #4-2

Zayn & Taylor Swift move #9-3 as hype grows nearing the 50 Shades Darker theatrical release and their official video heats fans up

The Weeknd is #4

Bruno Mars holds #5 again this week

John Mayer continues to ride The Search for Everything Wave One EP, going #10-7

BET’s The New Edition Story was a bone-fide smash which generates all kinds of activity for the classic group, giving them a #11 Debut

Brantley Gilbert’s 4th album, The Devil Don’t Sleep, is out and brings him waaaay up #84-12, as anticipated; he also enters the Top 5 on #UltimateCountryArtists

The iPhone/AirPods commercial sparked the initial huge breakout of former Emerging Artists Marian Hill, now sales are rolling while airplay and streaming build them up strong #37-13…it would be pretty amazing if they busted into the Top 10 next week

All Train needed for their #87-18 move was A Girl, a bottle, a boat

The debut LP from Kehlani, SweetSexySavage, came out on Friday and establishes her well, she gets #28

KYLE won’t stop!!! #63-38 in 2nd week on the chart!

Travi$ Scott must be getting Goosebumps he’s moving up the chart so fast; +27 to #43 and bringing it to Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Clean Bandit show they aren’t a one-hit-wonder in the U.S., far from it, rising #98-66 in their 2nd week back in the Top 100

…and because classic 90’s R&B is kind of a thing this week…Bell Biv Devoe has dropped their first studio album in fifteen years, Three Stripes, for a #70 Debut

Major Lazer has a new one with Nicki Minaj & PARTYNEXTDOOR, is up to #74

Woo hoo! Chris Lane has graduated the Emerging Artists Ultimate Chart by Debuting #85 here!!! He performed For Her on The Bachelor and that was that…BOOM! BTW, Chris was our August 2016 Emerging Artist of the Month, so don’t say we didn’t warn you on this one…

Ultimate 100 Songs

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You remains at #1 for week #3

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) from super-duo Zayn & Taylor Swift goes #4-2 as the movie release nears (2/10) and the official video gets tons of plays

Migos Bad and Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) doesn’t go far, taking #3

Bruno Mars 24k Magic is on cruise control right now, moves back into the Top 5 at #4

Machine Gun Kelly Bad Things (ft. Camila Cabello) holds #5 for a second week

As we know from above, thanks to a iPhone/AirPods commercial (and awesome performance on The Tonight Show) former Emerging Artists Marian Hill see their song, Down, continue UP into the TOP 10 at #7!!!

Train’s new album may be doing well but Play That Song has been doing GREAT and with the album release jumps into the Top 10 at #9

The 4-week trend for I Spy (ft. Lil Yachty) from KYLE is Debut #66-36-21-12! Totally possible this cracks the Top 10 next week.

Former Emerging Artists Post Malone sees his latest, Congratulations (ft. Quavo), Debut #35

As we freaked out about above, brand-new Emerging Artist graduate Chris Lane’s performance of For Her on The Bachelor has absolutely blown the song up; it Debuts #37 here and #4 on Ultimate Country Songs

Travi$ Scott Goosebumps (ft. Kendrick Lamar) Debuts #42

BET’s The New Edition Story has fans revising (or visiting for the first time!) classic New Edition cuts like Can You Stand the Rain which Debuts #52 and If It Isn’t Love which Debuts #94

Disturbed’s version of The Sound of Silence has been doing steadily well for months now and this week spikes +24 to #55

No doubt that Missy Elliot is back for real as we see the sharp, deep, and extremely hot I’m Better (ft. Lamb) Debut #58 and with yet another amazing video

With a boost from his album release, Brantley Gilbert The Weekend is this week’s top Bit Mover, +33 to #63

Panic! At the Disco’s Death of a Bachelor is another track that has been doing steadily well for months now and also gets a spike this week, +25 to #69

In Case You Didn’t Know from California Countryman Brett Young Debuts #72 here on the main chart and goes Top 10 on Ultimate Country Songs

Hold My Heart (ft. ZZ Ward) from performance virtuoso Lindsey Stirling Debuts #82

Current #5 Emerging Artist, Calum Scott, has his pop ballad version of Robyn’s Dancing On My Own Debut #86…might he soon join the ranks of Emerging Artist graduates?

A television debut on Ellen is not a bad way to do it: Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good Debuts #87 here and is up to #13 on Ultimate Country Songs

Bruno Mars brings another jam into the Top 100 with That’s What I Like making a #90 Debut

Major Lazer’s latest collab, Run Up (ft. Nicki Minaj & PARTYNEXTDOOR), Debuts #93

Just in time for Superbowl LI, Wale’s Running Back (ft. Lil Wayne) Debuts #99

Emerging Artists

Rather than highlighting one Emerging Artist this week, we thought we’d take a look at all of the incredible action we have seen in the last two weeks…check out what we saw with last week’s chart (1/26):

Former Emerging Artists Marian Hill Debuted #37 on Ultimate 100 Artists and their song Down Debuts #30 on Ultimate 100 Songs after blowing up via an Apple commercial sync. They were on the chart for the bulk of 2016, last appearing on November 3rd. Things got a bit quiet for them and they dropped off before this very quick explosion. They appeared on The Tonight Show on Friday 1/20 (current stats above, lots more action)

Emerging Artist chart graduates Kaleo had Way Down We Go super-boosted to #31 on Ultimate 100 songs after it is featured in the new Logan trailer; the band hit Ultimate 100 Artists at #67 and is now at #65

Former Emerging Artist Sturgill Simpson’s 1/14 Saturday Night Live musical guest spot amped up sales, sending him back into Ultimate 100 Artists at #44

…and here’s this week’s action:

Congratulations to Chris Lane as he Debuts #85 on Ultimate 100 Artists this week, graduating from the Emerging Artists chart! His performance of For Her on The Bachelor rockets the song to #37 on Ultimate 100 Songs and lifts him to this next level

Calum Scott is up to #5 as Dancing On My Own Debuts #86 on Ultimate 100 Songs

Hey Violet will be our February Emerging Artist of the Month, launching later this week…they are #6 on the chart; Guys My Age is #81 on Ultimate 100 Songs

Singer and songwriter Julia Michaels has written for and featured with many stars and now it is her turn out front as her song Issues gets traction and she Debuts a very strong #8

Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley recently hit our super-secret early warning system behind his song First Day Out, now he’s just signed with 300 Entertainment and quickly moves up a level by Debuting #12 here

Starley has been doing well with Call On Me but it is the Ryan Riback Remix that is adding some nitro to the tank…she moves #34-13

Car Seat Headrest has been hovering on the chart for a while now, surges #38-14 on recent activity (and there is talk of a possibly collaborative covers EP with…Smashmouth?!?!)

British rockers As Lions (fronted by Austin Dickenson, son of Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickenson) Debut #28

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Ultimate Roundup: John Mayer Gets Wavey

Starset Debuts, Down is Up for Marian Hill, Fénix Regenerates Nicky Jam, Sturgill Simpson SNL Surge, 26 Years & 10 LPs for AFI, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Emerge from Modern Ruin

Ultimate 100 Artists

Ed Sheeran holds #1 for the second week in a row

The Chainsmokers are back up to #2

The Weeknd takes #3

Migos move #5-4

Bruno Mars rounds out the Top 5 at #5

John Mayer is releasing his new album, The Search for Everything, in “waves” of EPs and the release of Wave One brings him back into the Top 100 at #10

Former Emerging Artists Starset Debuts a very strong #33 after the release of their second album, Vessels

Another former Emerging Artists Ultimate Chart-er is Philly-based duo Marian Hill, who Debut #37 after their song, Down, began appearing in a new iPhone/AirPods commercial and fans are going nuts for it; they hype also landed them a spot on The Tonight Show…look for radio really start spinning this cut more…

Reggaeton star Nicky Jam makes yet another big move with the release of Fénix, taking the #41 spot in is first Top 100 appearance since May 2015; he also moves #11-2 on Ultimate Latin Artists

Yet another former Emerging Artist, Post Malone climbs to #42 this week

Yeah, another former Emerging Artist, Country singer Sturgill Simpson, is currently nominated for 2 Grammy Awards, Album of the Year and Best Country Album, both for A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, but it is his recent Saturday Night Live musical guest appearance that has spiked sales and brought him back to the Top 100 at #44

Teen Internet sensation Jacob Sartorius has released his first EP, The Last Text, to re-enter the chart at #54; The Last Text World Tour kicks off in Toronto January 26th

As The Cleopatra World Tour Continues, The Lumineers have a second week of strong activity and are the chart’s only Bit Mover in this period, up 28 to #61

3 weeks ago iSpy (ft. Lil Yachty) Debuted on Ultimate 100 Songs, now KYLE makes his artist Debut at #63

3 Doors Down’s inauguration eve performance spurs streaming and sales activity, they re-enter at #64

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Emerging Artists grads Kaleo are back in the mix at #67 because their song, Way Down We Go, is featured in the new Logan trailer, boosting sales on top of solid radio airplay

AFI enters their 26th year with the release of their 10th album, AFI (aka “The Blood Album”), and the #79 slot

Young Thug returns at #96 on elevated streaming and social as he releases new content, including the unusual video for Wyclef Jean with a pretty hilarious backstory

Toby Keith also benefits from his inauguration eve concert appearance, popping in at #97

Clean Bandit make their Top 100 return after nearly 2 years, hitting #98 this week as Rockabye takes off in America

Ultimate 100 Songs

Ed Sheeran’s new track, Shape of You, sits at #1 for week #2

Migos Bad and Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) is still cookin’ at #2

The Chainsmokers Paris moves #5-3 in its second week on the chart

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) from super-duo Zayn & Taylor Swift remains #4

Machine Gun Kelly Bad Things (ft. Camila Cabello) returns to #5 for the first time since December 29th

After flirting with it for a few weeks, Jon Bellion’s All Time Low makes the Top 10# with a #13-9 climb

After going #17-10 Niall Horan’s This Town returns to the Top 10

I Spy (ft. Lil Yachty) from KYLE is HOT! Debut #66-36-21 in three weeks!

The abovementioned Marian Hill have a new iPhone/AirPods commercial and performance on The Tonight Show to thank for their sultry dance track, Down, being the top Debut this week, at #30

Also as mentioned in the Artists Roundup above, Kaleo’s Way Down We Go is prominently featured in the new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Logan, getting a big #67-31 boost

When Migos are on, Migos are ON, that’s the deal. T-Shirt gobbles up 39 slots to #33

Clean Bandit Rockabye (ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie) is up again, #48-34

Radio airplay drives sales and Andy Grammer’s Fresh Eyes is this week’s top Big Mover with a grande +49 to #37

Bebe Rexha I Got You Debuted #78 last week and climbs to #53 this week

Noah Cyrus Make Me (Cry) (ft. Labrinth) remains on an upward trajectory with this week’s #71-54 rise

John Mayer’s new EP includes Moving On and Getting Over, which Debuts #63

Luis Fonsi Despacito (ft. Daddy Yankee) Debuts 67 on the main chart while taking over #1 from Shakira on Ultimate Latin Songs

Swang from Rae Sremmurd is moving up quickly, going #99-68 in its 2nd week

Black from Dierks Bentley Debuts #78 here and goes Top 10 on Ultimate Country Songs

#5 Emerging Artists Hey Violet get their first Top 100 song as Guys My Age Debuts #88!

Super-producer Alex Da Kid enlists the help of some prominent collaborators for his own song, Not Easy (ft. X Ambassadors, Elle King & Wiz Khalifa), which Debuts in the squeaker #99 spot

Emerging Artist

English hardcore outfit Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Debut at #21 on this week’s Emerging Artists Ultimate Chart after releasing their 2nd album, Modern Ruin via International Death Cult/Kobalt.

Frank previously fronted Gallows, then formed Pure Love with Jim Carroll, before evolving into this current, super-intense incarnation. Their first record, 2015’s Blossoms, was definitely more rooted in the hardcore sound while Modern Ruin delivers a big, clean rock feel very much steeped with punk energy and attitude. It is some awesomely heavy stuff; check out the video for Lullaby to pick up what they are putting down.

Anchoring the digital world to the physical the new release offers both a hardbound book version and a “hyper deluxe” box set alongside a slate of merch including some straightforward I Hate You swag for when you just gotta let that special someone know.

The band is currently shredding stages and will wreak some havoc Stateside with a couple of shows in February and another visit in the spring for festivals including Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range.

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