Plus, rapper Phora arrives at No. 5.
Midland is the top emerging act in the U.S., as the country trio climbs 2-1 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Sept. 9), powered by the group's breakthrough single "Drinkin' Problem," which reaches new peaks on Hot Country Songs (No. 4) and the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 45).
The Emerging Artists chart (which launched with the list dated Sept. 2) uses the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard char
Airplay contributes the majority of Midland's Emerging Artists points (50 percent), followed by digital song sales (31 percent).