PVRIS Hits No. 1 on Emerging Artists Chart

Eliot Lee Hazel


Plus, Dua Lipa & Christian Nodal reach the top five.

PVRIS is the top emerging act in the U.S., as the alt-rock trio debuts atop Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Sept. 16). The launch is powered by the group's sophomore studio album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell, which arrives at No. 5 on the Top Rock Albums chart with 12,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen Music.

The Emerging Artists chart (which began with the list dated Sept. 2) uses the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100Billboard 200 and the Social 50. However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard's "Hot" song genre charts and/or consumption-based "Top" album genre rankings.

Album sales contribute all of PVRIS's Emerging Artist points, as the set also opens at No. 4 on the Rock Album Sales chart. PVRIS's previous album, White Noise, debuted at No. 14 on Top Rock Albums in 2014 and peaked at No. 11 in May 2016.

Dua Lipa jumps 7-2 on Emerging Artists, as her single "New Rules" rises 74-67 on the Hot 100, marking a new career-best rank for the pop singer-songwriter, and 18-year-old regional Mexican star Christian Nodal vaults 45-3, as his debut studio album Me Deje Llevar arrives at No. 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart and No. 69 on the Billboard 200 (9,000 units). Concurrently, Nodal's second single, "Probablemente," featuring David Bisbal, reaches a new peak on the Hot Latin Songs chart (No. 20). Nodal's breakout hit, "Adios Amor," topped the Regional Mexican Songs chart for seven weeks beginning in April and rose to No. 4 on Hot Latin Songs.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart's top five, country trio Midland drops from No. 1 to No. 4 and Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee dips 4-5.

Check out this week's full Emerging Artists chart here.


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