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Hobo Johnson, (Sandy) Alex G & Twin Peaks Debut On Emerging Artists Chart

Hobo Johnson
Jade Ehlers

Hobo Johnson

Plus, NLE Choppa returns to No. 1.

Emo/spoken-word vocalist Hobo Johnson debuts at No. 13 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Sept. 28), as his third LP, The Fall of Hobo Johnson, arrives at No. 18 on Top Rock Albums and No. 99 on the Billboard 200 with 8,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, marking his first entrance on each chart. 

The set's single "Typical Story" concurrently rises 28-24 on Alternative Songs.

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.

NLE Choppa returns to No. 1 on Emerging Artists, as his new single "Camelot" debuts at No. 40 on the latest Hot 100, marking his second career entry. His breakthrough hit "Shotta Flow" reached No. 36 in July.

Shaed dips to No. 2 after two weeks atop Emerging Artists, while Mongolian metal group The Hu re-enters at No. 3, as its debut LP The Gereg opens at No. 5 on Hard Rock Albums and No. 103 on the Billboard 200 (8,000 units).

Lil Tjay descends 3-4 on Emerging Artists and Matt Stell dips 4-5.

(Sandy) Alex G enters at No. 24, as his set House of Sugar starts at No. 5 on Heatseekers Albums (3,000 sold), where the rocker adds his third top 10.

Plus, garage-rock band Twin Peaks debuts at No. 45 on Emerging Artists, as its fourth studio release, Lookout Low, starts at No. 8 on Heatseekers Albums with 2,000 copies sold. The band previously landed three titles on the ranking: Wild Onion (No. 19, 2014), Down in Heaven (No. 2, 2016) and Sweet '17 Singles (No. 7 , 2018).

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

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