Grayscale, Bat for Lashes & Barns Courtney Debut on Emerging Artists Chart

Kelsey Ayres


Plus, SHAED leads for a second week.

Philadelphia-based pop-punk group Grayscale debuts at No. 13 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Sept. 21), thanks to the band's third LP Nella Vita, which opens at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums with 4,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The Heatseekers coronation marks the group's first on any chart, with its second entry; sophomore set Adornment reached No. 21 on the survey in 2017.

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 Emerging Artists, SHAED logs its second week at No. 1, as the act's breakout single "Trampoline" ranks at No. 42 on the Billboard Hot 100, after reaching a No. 37 high last week.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists top five, NLE Choppa, Lil Tjay, Matt Stell and Pinkfong hold at Nos. 2 through 5, respectively.

Bat for Lashes, aka pop singer-songwriter Natasha Khan, debuts at No. 29 on Emerging Artists, as her fifth LP, Lost Girls, arrives at No. 48 on Top Album Sales with 2,000 copies sold. She previously landed two titles on the Billboard 200: Two Suns (No. 141, 2009) and The Haunted Man (No. 64, 2012).

Plus, English singer-songwriter Barns Courtney enters Emerging Artists at No. 39, as his second LP, 404, arrives at No. 3 on Heatseekers Albums (2,000 sold). His single "You and I" places at No. 33 on Alternative Songs (after reaching at No. 27 in August). The set's previous single, "99," hit No. 7 in March.

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


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