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Jordan Davis Jumps to No. 1 on Emerging Artists Chart

Jordan Davis
Eric Ryan Anderson

Jordan Davis

Plus, Famous Dex & NCT enter the top 10.

Jordan Davis is the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time, as the country singer-songwriter rises 3-1 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated April 7).

The Nashville-based Davis, 30, tops the chart on the strength of his debut album Home State, which debuts at No. 6 on Top Country Albums and No. 47 the Billboard 200 with 11,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

Meanwhile, his breakthrough hit "Singles You Up" reaches new peaks on Hot Country Songs, lifting 8-6, and the Billboard Hot 100 (57-50). The song drew 42 million radio audience impressions (up 14 percent) and 5.8 million U.S. streams (up 3 percent) and sold 11,000 downloads (up 5 percent) in the tracking week.

The Emerging Artists chart uses the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, Billboard 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.

Davis succeeds two-week Emerging Artists leaders Bad Wolves, who dip to No. 2. The rock group's cover of The Cranberries' "Zombie" ranks at No. 6 on Hot Rock Songs and No. 65 on the Hot 100.

Chicago-based rapper Famous Dex vaults from No. 25 to No. 4 on Emerging Artists, entering the top 10 for the first time, fueled by his tracks "Pick It Up," featuring A$AP Rocky, and "Japan." "Pick" places at No. 71 on the Hot 100 (down from its No. 54 peak) and "Japan" debuts a spot above at No. 70, marking his second entry on the chart.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart's top five, Devin Dawson rises 4-3 and Trippie Redd holds at No. 5.

Plus, K-pop boy band NCT enters the top 10 (13-6), thanks to its album NCT 2018 Empathy, released March 14. The set debuted at No. 5 on the World Albums chart dated March 24 and this week ranks at No. 9.

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

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