Billboard + Twitter Realtime Charts: Emerging Picks of the Week
Kilo Kish, Audio Push and more artists popping up on the Emerging Artists Chart.
To celebrate the middle of summer, Billboard has picked the top trending music videos for the July 26 charting week that have appeared on this week's Twitter Emerging Artists Chart. As long as each artist has fewer than 50,000 followers on Twitter and has not appeared in the top 50 of the Billboard 100, they are considered an "emerging artist" and qualify to be on the chart. See below for this week's picks!
AUDIO PUSH, "PARADE"
On July 7, HS87's Audio Push debuted the music video for "Parade," causing the track to chart at No. 3 on the Twitter Emerging Artists Chart. The song appears on the rap collective's 19-track compilation project "We the Plug," released May 27. The track was produced by Grammy-winning producer Hit-Boy, who said, "This album is just the beginning of the HS87 sonic experience. This black-and-white video features the HS87 members, as well as some striking action and face shots as the video's production reaches a climax at the 2:24 mark."
Wisconsin seven-piece indie-pop band PHOX combines the classical-sounding voice of lead singer Monica Martin with the lyrically inclined Zach Johnston to create "Kingfisher." The single comes from PHOX's self-titled debut LP, released June 24. PHOX recorded the album at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, home studio of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. The music video, which was directed by Jordan Jensen and PHOX members, can be described as intriguing and odd but weirdly endearing. This creative 3-minute-plus video caused a ramped discussion among fans, causing the song to chart at No. 3 on the Twitter Emerging Artists Chart.
ANNA LUNOE, "ALL OUT"
Released by Ultra Music via YouTube on July 9, Anna Lunoe's music video for "All Out" caused enough chatter on Twitter for the song to reach No. 27 on this week's Emerging Artists Chart. This producer/artist collaboration adds a feminine touch to club music, which is made evident in the vibrant and edgy video. The video features Lunoe solo in a variety of artsy shots that match the music, making it an engaging watch.
KILO KISH, "BEGIN ROUTE"
Ending our picks for the week is Lakisha Robinson, more popularly known by her stage name Kilo Kish, who charted as a result of her music video debut for "Begin Route" on July 4. The song comes from Kish's eight-track "Across" EP, produced by Caleb Stone. Her album is set to release Aug. 25 and follows Kish's previous EP "K+," which dropped in spring 2013. The video gives off an almost innocent appeal, while featuring Kish and a suggested boyfriend venturing out into the desert on a road trip. The video causes the track to chart at No. 32 this week.