Ultimate Roundup: Halsey’s Flourishing Kingdom

Believe It: Imagine Dragons Top 5, This One’s for Luke Combs, Not an Everyday Debut for Jake Paul, Down Is Up for Fifth Harmony, alt-J’s Music Relaxer, Tough Question from Roger Waters

Ultimate 100 Artists

Luis Fonsi is #1 for the 4th week in a row and claims a dominant 18th consecutive week atop Ultimate Latin Artists

Kendrick Lamar edges out the others for #2

Imagine Dragons’ surge continues as they move #6-3; the Evolve Tour rises in Phoenix on September 26th

Just behind is Bruno Mars at #4

Ed Sheeran remains #5

DJ Khaled re-enters the Top 10, going #11-6

Good sales of True to Self push Bryson Tiller up #14-7

The release of Halsey’s sophomore album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, sends her up +27 to #9; the corresponding tour, with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Charlie XCX, hits the U.S. in October

No surprise that The Beatles Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary releases are continuing to be a hit, sending the Fab Four up #32-14

Emerging Artists chart graduate Luke Combs is this week’s top Big Mover, up a whopping 71 spots to #25, his highest ranking yet, with the release of his Debut album, This One’s for You

Continued growth of Slow Hands sends Niall Horan up 48 to #29

A full week of activity following the passing of rock legend Gregg Allman sends The Allman Brothers Band up #73-31

Viner, YouTuber, and Disney personality Jake Paul Debuts #42 following the release of It’s Everyday Bro (ft. Team 10)

Fifth Harmony has released their first song as a quartet, re-enter the Top 100 at #43

The Joshua Tree Tour continues to inspire and the anniversary edition sells well, sending U2 up #90-52

Eyes on #53 James Arthur as his next single, Can I Be Him, gets serviced to U.S. radio on the heels of the successful Say You Won’t Let Go

Thomas Rhett is making the rounds, including having his baby daughter steal his Today Show appearance, and re-enters at #67 here while moving back into the Top 10 on Ultimate Country Artists

Unforgettable is proving to be just that as French Montana makes a nice #87-68 jump

The 3rd studio album from alt-J, Relaxer, gives them a #76 re-entry for their first Top 100 appearance since October 2014, after This Is All Yours was released; you can catch them on a few summer dates, including Lollapalooza, before their North American tour kicks off in October

Major Lazer dropped the Know No Better EP to come in at #87

Run is the surprise new single from Foo Fighters, boosting the rock vets up to #88 this week

The 73-year-old iconic Pink Floyd co-founder, Roger Waters, has released his first solo album in 12 years, Is This the Life We Really Want?, to make his Top 100 Debut at #92

Ultimate 100 Songs

¿Canción del verano? Luis Fonsi Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber) remains at #1 here and on Ultimate Latin Songs

Believer from Imagine Dragons holds impressively at #2

DJ Khaled I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne) comes in at #3 again this week

That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars moves #6-4

Sam Hunt Body Like a Back Road is up #8-5 and keeps Ultimate Country Songs on lock at #1

Post Malone’s Congratulations (ft. Quavo) enters the Top 10 after going #17-9

Slow Hands from Niall Horan is +22 to #14

Jake Paul’s It’s Everyday Bro (ft. Team 10) Debuts at #17

The first Camila Cabello-less Fifth Harmony single is here, Down (ft. Gucci Mane) Debuts #22

Lady Gaga The Cure makes a nice #64-39 as radio airplay steadily drives downloads

Play That Song by Train is back up, #70-53

Logan Paul’s Help Me Help You (ft. Why Don’t We) Debuts #55

A surprise new cut from Foo Fighters, Run, Debuts #57 and you gotta see the rad Dave Grohl-directed video

This week’s top Big Mover is #59 (+30) Craving You (ft. Maren Morris) from Thomas Rhett, which also is +7 to #5 on Ultimate Country Songs

Weak from AJR makes a solid #63 re-entry

Super-stylish Playboi Carti’s Magnolia Debuts #68

Midland’s Drinkin’ Problem enters the Top 10 on Ultimate Country Songs while making a #82 Debut here

Following the release of her latest album, Shakira’s Mi Enamoré Debuts #86 and gives her 2 in the Top 5 on Ultimate Latin Songs

Future Mask Off (Remix ft. Kendrick Lamar) Debuts #95

#2 Emerging Artists, Cheat Codes, have their song, No Promises (ft. Demi Lovato) Debut #98 while holding #8 on Ultimate EDM Songs

Emerging Artists

Tee Grizzley takes a ninth consecutive week at #1, coming in at #131 on the main chart, oh so close to an Ultimate 100 Artists Debut

Cheat Codes hold at #2 as No Promises (ft. Demi Lovato) Debuts #98 on Ultimate 100 Songs; the song remains #8 on Ultimate EDM Songs while the trio is up to #8 on Ultimate EDM Artists

Debuting at a very strong #3 is Norwegian singer Sigrid; she’s signed with Island Records, made a very good impression at South by Southwest in March, and now her lead single, Don’t Kill My Vibe, is starting to roll in America

May Emerging Artist of the Month, LANCO, is back in the Top 5 at #5

Hippo Campus re-enters at #18 after a few weeks away

Rapper J.I.D is +6 to #20

French EDM duo, Ofenbach, Debut #27 behind their track, Be Mine

After appearing on our early warning system in February, English singer/songwriter Tom Walker Debuts here at #28 as Triple A radio plays with a few spins of Just You and I

Also creating a blip in February was Country singer Brooke Eden, who now makes a #35 Emerging Debut with Act Like You Don’t eying a possible Country radio chart debut in the next few weeks…

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Ultimate Roundup: A Final Say for The Voice

Bryson Tiller Keeps It Real…and Early, Shakira’s Golden 11th LP, 50 Years of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper, Gucci Mane Caps Comeback Year, Lil Yachty Gets Emotional, Believe It: Snoop Dogg Neva Left

Ultimate 100 Artists

It is Luis Fonsi at #1 for a 3rd consecutive week and there seems to be no end in sight for his now 17-week stretch leading Ultimate Latin Artists

Kendrick Lamar is #2 yet again

Bruno Mars edges up #5-3

Chris Stapleton is everywhere and his The Voice finale performance, as well as finalist Jesse Larson’s cover of Woman, helps him up #8-4

Ed Sheeran is back in the Top 5 at #5

Imagine Dragons are flying high with a #13-6 surge into the Top 10

Though she was runner-up in the recent season of The Voice, Lauren Duski comes in on top here with a very strong #24-7 run after Debuting last week

Bryson Tiller released his sophomore album, True to Self, a month early this past Friday (5/26), bringing him back in at #14; live dates lined up for August and September

With support rallying following the tragedy in Manchester, Ariana Grande is up a huge 62 spots to #16

Emerging Artists chart graduate Julia Michaels jumps back up, #44-30

Shakira’s El Dorado is out in the world and she is up #54-26 and holds #3 on Ultimate Latin Artists

The Voice winner Chris Blue moves #61-27 after his Debut last week

The Beatles grace the chart at #32 on the 50 anniversary edition releases (you gotta see some of these packages) of Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which dropped exactly 50 years to the day…pretty cool

Other people just talking about her maybe being talked about sends Taylor Swift up #62-44

Speaking of anniversaries: #47 Gucci Mane released DroptopWop exactly one year to the day of his 2016 release from prison, capping a prolific and successful 12 month return

Rascal Flatts continue to ride high on the release of Back to Us, climbing #64-51 here taking #6 on Ultimate Country Artists

Another week, another legend has passed: Gregg Allman left us on Saturday (5/27) and just a couple days of activity bring The Allman Brothers Band in at #73

Lil Yachty’s debut studio album, Teenage Emotions, is finally here and after a very close brush last fall, he finally Debuts at #78

It seems like #90 U2 is always there when we need them: The Joshua Tree tour is in full swing and they had a big takeover of Kimmel just after the Manchester bombing

The release of the appropriately titled Neva Left makes it 15 solo albums in nearly 25 years for #97 Snoop Dogg

Faith Evans’ The King & I duet release spurs her late husband, The Notorious B.I.G., in to the Top 100 at #99

Ultimate 100 Songs

Luis Fonsi Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber) remains at #1 while continuing to claim the top spot on Ultimate Latin Songs

Believer from Imagine Dragons goes big over serious competition, #14-2

DJ Khaled I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne) comes in at #3

Just getting started? The Voice runner-up Lauren Duski has THREE songs in the Top 100: Déjà vu (The Voice Performance) Debuts BIG at #4, The Dance (The Voice Performance) Debuts #24, and Ghost In This House (The Voice Performance) is #79

Zedd & Alessia Cara performed Stay on The Voice finale, it goes #13-5

Issues from Emerging Artists chart graduate Julia Michaels re-enters the Top 10 at #9

Winner of the just-finished season of The Voice, Chris Blue, has Money On You (The Voice Performance) Debut #14

Katy Perry’s Swish Swish (ft. Nicki Minaj) is this week’s sole Big Mover, +25 to #35

The Don Henley-inspired Slow Hands by Niall Horan goes up #49-36 as the singer makes top-level publicity rounds

Childish Gambino’s Redbone continues a steady voyage of success, rises #51-37

Jesse Larson made the finals on The Voice and did Woman (The Voice Performance) which Debuts nicely at #51

Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld Debuts #53

Chris Stapleton brought Either Way to the season finale of The Voice, generating activity that gives it a #54 re-entry

We’ve been watching Columbian star Maluma break into the U.S. mainstream, he’s charted as a feature on Shakira’s #88 Chantaje, but now his very own Felices los 4 Debuts #77 while holding #3 Ultimate Latin Songs

Another The Voice finalist, Aliyah Moulden, has her Never Be Lonely (The Voice Performance) Debut #91

An official video brings Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (ft. The Weeknd) back in at #94

Camila Cabello quickly releases her second solo song, I Have Questions, which grabs a #98 Debut; meanwhile, Crying in the Club is up to #66

Emerging Artists

Tee Grizzley takes an eighth week atop the chart at #1 as he continues to flirt with an Ultimate 100 Artists Debut

Cheat Codes step up #3-2 and hit #9 on Ultimate EDM Artists while No Promises (ft. Demi Lovato) holds at #8 on Ultimate EDM Songs

MISSIO holds nicely at #4 in the 2nd week following the release of their debut album, Loner

March Emerging Artist of the Month, Maggie Rogers, once again surges up the chart, this time back into the Top 5 with a #15-5 jump

The current Emerging Artist of the Month for May, LANCO, is back in the Top 10 at #8

Dutch DJ, San Holo, re-enters at #12 while sneaking back into Ultimate EDM Artists at #40

Ayo Jay re-enters at #15, his first appearance since 3/2

LANY is +10 to #18 on a 56% increase in New Fans & Followers over last week

Re-entering at #19 is Car Seat Headrest, who only spent 4 weeks away

Australian alternative/pop singer-songwriter, Amy Shark, Debuts #25 as her single, Adore, which did quite well Down Under last year, makes its way Stateside

October, 2016 Emerging Artist of the Month, Wrabel, re-enters at #30

Skylar Stecker, who won Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” award earlier this month, re-enters at #35; she first hit this chart in October of 2015 so don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Ultimate Roundup: Fell On Black Days

Linkin Park Lights the Way, Liam Payne Completes 1D Solo Cycle, Back to Rascal Flatts, blink-182 Give California Deluxe Treatment, Papa Roach Piques Orthodontists Everywhere, Closing Out The Voice

Ultimate 100 Artists

Luis Fonsi holds off all comers to retain the #1 spot for a 2nd week in a row while claiming a SIXTEENTH consecutive week atop Ultimate Latin Artists!

Kendrick Lamar remains #2

The sudden, incredibly tragic death of one of rock’s greatest voices, Chris Cornell, leads to a wave of activity as fans pay tribute, bringing Soundgarden in at #3, Audioslave at #17, Chris as a solo artist at #25, and Temple of the Dog at #70…a testament to his amazing career, cut way to short

With his self-titled solo debut album in full swing, Harry Styles moves into the Top 5 after going #6-4

Bruno Mars comes in for the #5 spot

One More Light has been released, sending Linkin Park up #27-11

Katy Perry keeps the singles coming and publicity at a very high level in the lead up to the June 9th release of Witness, helping her climb #21-14; Witness the Tour hits the road in September

Zac Brown Band continues to ride the release of Welcome Home, rising #20-15

Lauren Duski, who closed out The Voice as a runner-up on Wednesday, May 23rd, makes her #24 Debut from previous rounds’ activity

The release of Selena Gomez’s new song, Bad Liar, and accompanying “vertical video” that is currently only available via Spotify’s mobile app, grant her a #27 re-entry

The final One Direction-er to make his solo splash, Liam Payne, Debuts at #28; fans can catch him live at a couple of big radio shows next month

Zedd & Alessia Cara lift #47-33

Debuting at #61 is Chris Blue, winner of the latest season of The Voice

Columbus, Ohio veteran Country pop trio Rascal Flatts grab #64 here and go +23 to #7 on Ultimate Country Artists with the release of their tenth album, Back to Us

A new deluxe version of California gives blink-182 a return to the Top 100 at #68; Welcome to Blinkin Park shows at the end of July precede Lollapalooza the first weekend of August

Vacaville, California native sons Papa Roach have released their ninth album, Crooked Teeth, taking #81 this week

Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life album streets this Friday (5/26) and the pre-release of the song Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind boosts her to #96 and she is sure to rise next week

Kane Brown sneaks back into the Top 100 at #100, and moves #24-12 on Ultimate Country Artists, as his collab with Lauren Alaina, What Ifs heats up

Ultimate 100 Songs

Luis Fonsi Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber) remains at #1 while continuing to claim the top spot on Ultimate Latin Songs

DJ Khaled I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne) is #2 once again

Malibu from Miley Cyrus hangs on to #3 after a big Debut there last week

Bruno MarsThat’s What I Like is #4

HUMBLE. from Kendrick Lamar is #5

Lauren Duski’s semi-finals Ghost In This House (The Voice Performance) Debuts very strong at #6

As noted above, Liam Payne closes out the solo debuts for members of One Direction with the release of Strip That Down (ft. Quavo) which Debuts #8

Bad Liar by Selena Gomez Debuts #19

Eventual The Voice winner, Chris Blue, sees his semi-finals Take Me to the King (The Voice Performance) Debut #23

As fans mourn the loss of Chris Cornell by diving into his music, some of the greatest songs he fronted have made their way into the Top 100 for Debuts:

Cold (ft. Future) from Maroon 5 jumps back up #58-42 following the recent release of a behind-the-scenes of the video and a remix set

Katy Perry Swish Swish (ft. Nicki Minaj) Debuts #60

Chris Blue & Vanessa Ferguson If I Ain’t Got You (The Voice Performance) Debuts #61

After a string of huge features and collaborations since parting ways with Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello’s first solo cut, Crying in the Club, Debuts #79

The latest funk-tinged drop from Calvin Harris is Rollin (ft. Future & Khalid), which Debuts #84

Lee Brice Boy Debuts #91 here and in the Top 10 on Ultimate Country Songs

Aliyah Moulden I Can Only Imagine (The Voice Performance) Debuts #92

Kane Brown What Ifs (ft. Lauren Alaina) Debuts #96 while going +14 to #11 on Ultimate Country Songs

Emerging Artists

Make it 7 straight weeks at #1 for Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley

British singer Calum Scott gets a boost all the way to #2, surely aided by a Dancing with the Stars performance, inclusion in the new Dirty Dancing remake soundtrack (airs tonight 5/24), and attention to his relationship with Sam Smith

The release of MISSIO’s debut album, Loner, lifts the Austin alternative electronic rock duo into the Top 5, #14-4

Folk-tinged LA alternative trio, Magic Giant, make a strong Top 10 Debut at #9 as their song, Set On Fire, starts to get some traction at Alternative Radio and their social numbers grow

Rockers Ded surge +22 to #11 on a big Twitter Followers spike and more spins at Active Rock radio

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Ultimate Roundup: Mileybu

Luis Fonsi Hits the Top, Zac Brown Band Leaves the Light On, Katy Perry Says Bon Appétit to American Idol, Spring Bloom for Machine Gun Kelly, Laughter is the Best Medicine for Paramore, Seether Picks Their Poison

Ultimate 100 Artists

Luis Fonsis HUGE Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber-infused explosion with mainstream American audiences brings him into the #1 spot this week, a major milestone; he also spends a FIFTEENTH consecutive week atop Ultimate Latin Artists

Kendrick Lamar’s 4-week run at #1 ends as he comes in #2; the tour has now been extended all the way through August

A second week of strong activity around From a Room: Volume 1 lifts Chris Stapleton #6-3 here as he retains #1 on Ultimate Country Artists

Bruno Mars takes #4

Ed Sheeran holds #5

The release of his self-titled solo debut album carries Harry Styles #21-6 and he is likely to enter the Top 5 next week

Miley Cyrus returns, flipping the script on her endeavors of recent years, surging to a #8 re-entry

Post Malone enjoys a #20-13 jump

Welcome Home, Zac Brown Band’s seventh LP, is doing well and getting a slew of coverage, making them this week’s top Big Mover, +66 to #20 here and up to #3 on Ultimate Country Artists

As activity ahead of her new album release builds, and it was just announced that she is the first judge to sign on for 2018’s American Idol reboot, Katy Perry comes in at #21

Machine Gun Kelly drops Bloom, goes #66-24; he hits the road on Linkin Park’s One More Light World Tour in July

…speaking of which, Linkin Park climbs #41-27

Zac Farro has rejoined Hayley Williams and Taylor York for their new release, After Laughter, sending Paramore up #87-33

After graduating the Emerging Artists chart with his #96 Debut last week, Rag’N’Bone Man is a Big Mover, +28 to #68

South African rock vets Seether have released Poison the Parish to gain a #70 re-entry this week

Meghan Trainor enjoys a nice +22 spike to #73

The Chain is heavily featured in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie and trailer, spurring the legendary Fleetwood Mac into the Top 100 at #79

It seems that there is always something cool happening around #83 Pink Floyd; currently it is the opening of an amazing-looking exhibit at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum with a bonus of special edition Sennheiser headphones

PSY returns with not one, but two new videos like only he can do, bringing him up to #89

Ultimate 100 Songs

Luis Fonsi Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber) retakes #1 while holding the top spot on Ultimate Latin Songs

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

The new one from Miley Cyrus, Malibu, Debuts big at #3

Bruno MarsThat’s What I Like is #4

HUMBLE. from Kendrick Lamar is #5

Harry StylesSign of the Times pushes up #20-6 around his album release

Charlie Puth Attention rises in all categories, making it the week’s top Big Mover, +31 to #36

Imagine Dragons keep the singles coming, with Whatever It Takes Debuting #43 this time around

Broken Halos by Chris Stapleton is up #77-52 on the main chart and enters the Top 5 on Ultimate Country Songs while Either Way Debuts #62 here and goes Top 10 on the Country side

The official video release brings Katy Perry’s Bon Appétit (ft. Migos) back for a #53 re-entry

Migos must LOVE making videos…Slippery (ft. Gucci Mane) is the latest, creating a #72 Debut here

Halsey’s Eyes Closed (which The Weeknd was one of the writers of) Debuts #85

We have one The Voice performance Debut this week, at #86 Hunter Plake takes on Steve Winwood with Higher Love (The Voice Performance)

Losing Sleep by Chris Young inches in for a #99 Debut here while entering Ultimate Country Songs at #13

Emerging Artists

Tee Grizzley holds #1 for the 6th consecutive week and he keeps creeping up on an Ultimate 100 Artists debut as First Day Out moves #83-69 on Ultimate 100 Songs

Cheat Codes enter the Top 5 after moving #7-3, No Promises (ft. Demi Lovato) is+9 to #15 on Ultimate EDM Songs, and they are set for a performance on The Tonight Show this Monday, May 22nd

Momentum continues to build for GoldLink, who enters the Top 10, going #15-7

The steady rise for Ocean Park Standoff takes them #22-17 this week, led by Hot AC radio airplay of Good News; their support slot on Third Eye Blind’s Summer Gods Tour kicks off early next month

Hippo Campus rebounds #26-20; fans in Columbus, Ohio can catch them at the Newport Music Hall this Saturday night (5/20)

Through Fire re-enters at #32; Breathe is #13 at Active Rock radio and they’ve got live dates with All That Remains and Seether in the next few weeks

A #40 Debut is made by Nashville rock trio Goodbye June

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Ultimate Roundup: Always Room for Chris Stapleton

Logic Progression, Niall Horan Slows His Roll, Seriously Sweet Styles, The Russ Who Rapped Wolf, Rag’N’Bone Man Graduates, Motionless in White Work Graveyard Shift

Ultimate 100 Artists

Kendrick Lamar spends a fourth consecutive week at #1

DJ Khaled knows how to pick his collaborators, surges #8-2

Bruno Mars comes in at #3

Luis Fonsi remains strong at #4

Ed Sheeran rounds out the Top 5 at #5

The release of From a Room: Volume 1 brings Chris Stapleton up #32-6; a slew of live dates kicks off tomorrow (5/11)

Logic rises to a new level as he releases his 3rd album in 4 years, Everybody, to be this week’s top Big Mover, going +88 to #10

A new single release brings Niall Horan back in at #12 and there are a few chances to catch him live at upcoming radio shows

Harry Styles also has a new single, moves #65-21, and his debut solo album drops Friday (5/12) so he’ll easily crack the Top 10, probably the Top 5, next week

Halsey’s Now Or Never is doing very well and the new Eyes Closed is not far behind, she goes #75-34

There’s Really a Wolf, the debut studio album from Russ, pushes him +46 to #46

Wale has another good week on the release of Shine, moves #62-52

Maluma follows last week’s Debut with a #89-70 move, he’s #2 on Ultimate Latin Artists, and he has 4 songs and 2 features on Ultimate Latin Songs

OneRepublic are making the rounds, the Honda Civic Tour is coming up this summer, they re-enter at #80

We have our eighth Emerging Artists Ultimate Chart graduate of 2017! Rag’N’Bone man Debuts #96 as Human crests and the new one, Skin, gets going

Motionless in White glide in at #99: the release of Graveyard Shift gives them their first Top 100 appearance since September, 2014 when Reincarnate came out; the HALF GOD/HALF DEVIL tour kicks off in The Lou 6/28

Ultimate 100 Songs

DJ Khaled I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne) follows last week’s #3 Debut by taking over the #1 spot

Luis Fonsi Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber) follows at #2

Bruno MarsThat’s What I Like is #3

HUMBLE. from Kendrick Lamar holds at #4

Slow Hands from Niall Horan Debuts at #5

Imagine Dragons Believer enters the Top 10, #18-10

Harry Styles Sweet Creature Debuts #19

Now Or Never by Halsey is the week’s top Big Mover, going +35 to #28

Lady Gaga The Cure climbs #65-41

Lauren Duski has the week’s top The Voice Debut: Somewhere in My Broken Heart (The Voice Performance) bows at #44

Fresh Emerging Artists grad Rag’N’Bone Man’s Human re-enters at #56 following scale-tipping exposure from a performance on The Voice

Train Play That Song moves #78-59

If I Told You from Darius Rucker re-enters at #63 while entering the Top 5 on Ultimate Country Songs

It Debuted #8 on Ultimate EDM Songs last week, now Kygo & Ellie Goulding First Time Debuts here at #65

Logic has 1-800-273-8255 (ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid) Debut #93 and we might soon see entries for Black SpiderMan and Everybody if activity continues as it is…

Five More Minutes is Scotty McCreery’s first new song in a couple of years, it Debuts #97 here and at #12 on Ultimate Country Songs

Hunter Plake’s All I Want (The Voice Performance) Debuts #98

YFN Lucci recently Debuted on Ultimate 100 Artists, now he sneaks in here with a #99 Debut for Everyday We Lit (ft. PnB Rock)

Emerging Artists

Rag’N’Bone Man becomes the 8th Emerging Artists Chart graduate of 2017, Debuting on Ultimate 100 Artists at #96! He has been all over U.S. TV and press, Human has been building for weeks now, and exposure from Jesse Larson’s The Voice performance of the single puts it over the top…it re-enters Ultimate 100 Songs at #56…

May Emerging Artist of the Month, LANCO, moves #6-3

Maggie Rogers, March’s Emerging Artist of the Month, climbs back up #18-11

The release of two new singles brings Marc E. Bassy back in at #16

LANY are +10 to #20 as their New Fans are up 76% from last week

Maryland’s Yvng Swag began as a dancer, then started rapping with Fall in LUV, got signed to Atlantic Records, and now Debuts here at #23…plus he closed out his high school career on the court in his own, unique way

Julia Brennan remains consistent, climbs #32-25

PWR BTTM comes in at #33, we’ll see if the release of their new album, Pageant, tomorrow (5/12) pushes them up next week

New Paltz, New York’s punky, poppy, alt duo Diet Cig keeps the buzz going, Debuts #38, and looks like they are having a lot of fun along the way…

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Emerging Artist of the Month: LANCO

#6 Emerging Artists chart

#876 Ultimate 100 Artists chart

This month’s band brings us a fresh wave of down-to-earth, relatable country music with a pop sheen and rock foundation. LANCO, which is short for “Lancaster & Company,” is a five-piece consisting of Brandon Lancaster (lead vocals), Eric Steedy (guitar), Jared Hampton (keys), Chandler Baldwin (bass), and Tripp Howell (drums), who came together in Nashville from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. The band formed in 2013 and did their thing the classic way: playing bars, recording with friends when they could, and putting together their repertoire along the way.

We love a good origin story, many of our Emerging Artists come with one, and LANCO is no exception. While working concessions at a Keith Urban concert Brandon had the opportunity to introduce himself to veteran country and rock producer Jay Joyce. The clearly grounded and humble developing artist didn’t mount an over-the-top charge as many might, and that vibe played out well. The conversation did turn to LANCO’s music which lead to an invite from Jay to discuss things further. After spending some time with Brandon and the rest of the band Jay took on production of their self-titled, four-song, debut EP in 2015. Their second EP, Extended Play, was then released by Arista Nashville in the spring of 2016.

The first single to get a shot was Long Live Tonight, which did well at country radio and provided ample introduction to the new act’s infectious, youthful energy and positive sensibility. The real kicker now comes with Greatest Love Story, which is already commandeering heartstrings everywhere and even finding a special place as “our song” for many fans.

As any wise group of up-and-comers does, the guys know that the live experience is where they can really show their stuff and win fans. Rolling Stone noted this after a live taping in Austin for Audience Network last May. Scrolling back through their calendar it is clear that they have basically lived on the road for the last couple of years, playing clubs as well as gigging with The Band Perry, The Swon Brothers, Old Dominion, Parmalee, Dustin Lynch, Dwight Yoakam, and Frankie Ballard. In winter 2015-2016 LANCO supported Eli Young Band’s tour and last summer they made their mark on the festival circuit, including Watershed, Lollapalooza, and Faster Horses.

Recent runs with Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, and Kane Brown flowed into a current string of headline dates and a spot at Stagecoach. More big stages are up next this spring and summer, CMA Music Fest, Bonnaroo, and Faster Horses. The timing is terrific as Greatest Love Story should be widespread by then and LANCO’s debut album won’t be long in coming. It seems that the Emerging Artists chart won’t be able to contain this act for long!

• Greatest Love Story is building momentum towards a chart debut at Country radio as new playlist adds keep coming in

• ~6,700 plays to date with ~19.3 million audience to date

• Top early markets include Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Chicago, Charleston, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Tulsa, Nassau-Suffolk, and Norfolk

• Long Live Tonight peaked on the Country radio chart in October 2016, racking up ~25,800 spins and over 112.5 million in audience along the way

• Long Live Tonight has nearly 20 million Spotify streams and Greatest Love Story is gaining as it approaches 11 million

• ~1.4 million YouTube plays in the U.S., averaging over 118k per week over the last 4 weeks

• 23.8k Facebook Likes, 8.6k Instagram Followers, 5.3k Twitter Followers

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Check out March’s Emerging Artist of the Month: Maggie Rogers

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Ultimate Roundup: Gorillaz Are Humanz, Too

DJ Khaled is The One, Mary J. Blige Flexes, Wale Polished to a High Shine, No PRBLMS for 6LACK, Willie Nelson Going Strong, Maluma Debuts

Ultimate 100 Artists

Kendrick Lamar is #1 for the 3rd week in a row

Bruno Mars is steady at #2

Luis Fonsi continues to heat up around his collabs with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, moves #6-3 here and holds #1 on Ultimate Latin Artists

Ed Sheeran takes #4

Drake locks down #5

Making a big #60-7 move is Gorillaz, who are currently in Phase Four: We Are Still Humanz, which brings the first studio album in 7 years, Humanz, featuring some pretty amazing guests

DJ Khaled drops yet another massive, superstar-studded track, re-enters the Top 100 at #8

Another new single brings Imagine Dragons up #43-14

25 years after the release of her debut album, What’s the 411?, Mary J. Blige releases her 13th LP, Strength of a Woman, to come in at #21

James Arthur climbs back up, #42-28

A new single for Fall Out Boy lifts them +53 to #38, tying Gorillaz for top Big Mover status this week

Linkin Park holds at #40, announces high-demand One More Light World Tour dates

Pentatonix rise #65-43; some big live dates are on the plate for August

After releasing Digital Druglord and Debuting last week, Blackbear moves #64-51

New music brings Charlie Puth in at #57

D.C. rapper Wale’s Shine album earns him #62, his first Top 100 appearance since September; east coast tour dates on now

Atlanta’s 6LACK first tripped our early warning systems about a year ago when PRBLMS made an initial impact, he has steadily grown since and now crashes in for a #78 Debut, helped along by a performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on 4/20

How’s this for a weekend? Still going strong, #81 Willie Nelson celebrated his 84th birthday on April 29th, performing live at Stagecoach, a day after releasing his SIXTY-FIRST solo studio album, God’s Problem Child

After coming very close many times over the years, 23-year-old Columbia singer Maluma Debuts at #89

Ultimate 100 Songs

This is huge: among heavyweight competition, Luis Fonsi Despacito (Remix ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber) takes over the #1 spot in its 2nd week on the chart; the main version of the track is at #17

Bruno MarsThat’s What I Like moves into the #2 slot

DJ Khaled assembles a special-forces-like squad for I’m the One (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne) which Debuts #3

HUMBLE. from Kendrick Lamar is #4

Sam Hunt’s Body Like a Back Road returns to the Top 5, going #8-5; the song Debuted at #1 on Ultimate Country Songs on February 9th and hasn’t left the top spot once…that is thirteen consecutive weeks!

Emerging Artists Chart graduate Julia Michaels’s Issues re-enters the Top 10, #13-9

Brett Young In Case You Didn’t Know goes Top 20 at #19 and holds #2 on Ultimate Country Songs

With Fate of the Furious hitting theaters on 4/14, Good Life from G-Eazy & Kehlani, which scores a key scene (spoiler alert), surges #73-36 to be the top Big Mover this week

A Furious soundtrack alumnus, Charlie Puth, releases Attention for a #38 Debut

Imagine Dragons keep the new tunes rolling in with Thunder taking a #44 Debut, and Believer jumps #36-18

Slide (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos) glides up #64-48 for Calvin Harris

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Drowning (Water) (ft. Kodak Black) moves #63-50

Machine Gun Kelly At My Best (ft. Hailee Steinfeld) is +22 to #57

Now Or Never by Halsey also goes +22, to #63

Young and Menace is the newness from Fall Out Boy, dropping in for a #69

The aforementioned 6LACK sees his long-building cut, PRBLMS, Debut at #73 in the same week that he bows as an artist

The Voice is heating up: Brennley Brown has Long Long Time (The Voice Performance) Debut #76

Katy Perry opens the pop-jam-buffet with Bon Appétit (ft. Migos) squeezing in for a #96 Debut, it will surely rise big from there

Dylan Scott’s My Girl makes the #100 Debut while entering the Top 10 on Ultimate Country Songs

 

Emerging Artists

The top 4 entries hold this week with Tee Grizzley #1, Rag’N’Bone Man #2, Starley #3, and Bishop Briggs #4

Car Seat Headrest re-enters at #22

Tash Sultana continues a steady rise, going #27-23

J.I.D is +7 to #27

Tempe, AZ rockers Ded Debut #34 as Anti-Everything gets some Active Rock radio plays and they tour with Korn

Jay Som, the dream-pop project of Oakland’s Melina Duterte, slides in for a Debut in the #40 slot

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