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Billboard + Twitter Realtime Charts: Emerging Picks of the Week
Spoon, Smallpools and more artists popping up on the Emerging Artists Chart.
This week, we have chosen three artists whose music will have listeners celebrating in time for the fourth of July weekend. The artists, who spurred fan engagement as a result of the release of their recent music videos, were chosen from the weekly Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists Chart. The chart tracks growing artists who have less than 50,000 Twitter followers and who have not yet appeared on the top 50 of the Billboard 100. Below are this week's picks!
After Smallpools released their four-song debut EP on July 16, their song "Dreaming" quickly appeared on the Twitter Emerging Artists Chart. Following the song's initial release on HypeMachine, it immediately shot to No. 1 within three days and has sold over 12,000 downloads to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Needless to say, the fans are talking, moving "Dreaming" into No. 24 on the Emerging Artists chart this week.
SPOON, "RENT I PAY"
On June 10, Spoon returned after a four-year absence and released an "unofficial video" for new single "Rent I Pay" on YouTube, directed by Kim Colemen. "Rent I Pay" is from the new album "They Want My Soul," which is set to debut on Aug. 5. The release of Spoon's music video caused the track to chart at No. 36 for the week.
D-WHY, "SINGLE IN THE SUMMER"
The song "Single In The Summer" by D-Why should be considered the 2014 summer anthem for all singles out there. The song, released alongside D-Why's new EP "Young, Loved, Hated & Broke," was given a cleverly edited video pieces together clips of strikingly beautiful women and memorable scenes from old-school shows such as "Saved by the Bell," "Happy Days" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Evidently, fans agree with D-Why's lyrics "Ain't nothing like being single in the summer," as the song appears at No. 39 on the Emerging Artists Chart.