Dean Lewis Hits No. 1 on Emerging Artists Chart, Thanks to Breakout Single 'Be Alright'

Dean Lewis
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Dean Lewis photographed on Oct. 11, 2018 at Mighty Lucky Studio in New York.

Plus, Claypool Lennon Delirium debuts at No. 2.

Singer-songwriter Dean Lewis tops Billboard'Emerging Artists chart (dated March 9) for the first time on the strength of his breakout single "Be Alright," which reaches a new Billboard Hot 100 peak at No. 29.

He succeeds Ava Max atop Emerging Artists, as, per chart rules, she graduates from the list as her debut hit "Sweet But Psycho" reaches the top 25 of the Hot 100 (No. 24).

"Be Alright" holds at its No. 4 Adult Pop Songs peak and jumps 19-16 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart, up 10 percent to 45.9 million in airplay audience, according to Nielsen Music.

Claypool Lennon Delirium debuts at No. 2. The duo, consisting of Sean Lennon and Primus vocalist Les Claypool, debuts its second LP, South of Reality, at No. 6 on the Alternative Albums chart and No. 88 on the Billboard 200 with 9,000 equivalent album units.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart's top five, Lauv holds at No. 3, City Girls rise 5-4 and Louis Tomlinson jumps 9-5.

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


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