Pale Waves Debut On Emerging Artists Chart, Gunna Hits Top 10

pale waves
 Brian Griffin

Pale Waves

Plus, singer-songwriter Dean Lewis debuts.

Manchester, U.K. alt-pop quartet Pale Waves makes its Billboard chart debut, opening at No. 29 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart (dated Sept. 29), as its first studio LP My Mind Makes Noises arrives at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums with 3,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The set also opens at No. 6 on Alternative Album Sales, No. 9 on Vinyl Albums and No. 39 on the all-genre Top Album Sales chart.

In the group's home country, Noises launches at No. 8 on the Official UK Albums chart.

The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists of the week, using the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and the Social 50. (The Artist 100 lists the most popular acts, overall, each week.) 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.

Atop the Emerging Artists chart, Lauv logs his 13th total week at the summit, as his breakthrough hit "I Like Me Better" places at No. 34 on the Hot 100 (after peaking at No. 27). A new Lauv single, "There's No Way," featuring Julia Michaels, arrives tomorrow (Sept. 27).

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart’s top five, lovelytheband holds at No. 2, Queen Naija jumps 7-3, Louis Tomlinson rises 5-4 and Bryce Vine climbs 6-5.

Rapper Gunna vaults to the Emerging Artists top 10 (35-9), as "Drip Too Hard," with Lil Baby, debuts at No. 28 on the Hot 100, marking Gunna's first top 40 hit. The track launches at No. 8 on Streaming Songs with 21.8 million U.S. streams.

Elsewhere on Emerging Artists, Sydney, Australia's Dean Lewis debuts at No. 41, as his "Be Alright" rises 22-20 on Adult Pop Songs and "Waves" climbs 49-46 on Hot Rock Songs. "Alright" previously hit No. 1 in Australia and currently ranks in the top 10 of multiple global charts.

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


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