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Surfaces Hit No. 1 on Emerging Artists Chart, Thanks to Hot 100 Hit 'Sunday Best'

Stefan Kohli


Plus, Giveon and Chicano Batman debut.

Surfaces rise 2-1 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated May 16), becoming the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time thanks to the duo's breakthrough hit "Sunday Best."

The track stands at No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100, after reaching a No. 28 high a week ago, although it gains in all metrics, logging 24.4 million radio audience impressions (up 10%), 10.6 million U.S. streams (up 1%) and 5,000 downloads sold (up 3%) in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The single, which first gained attention via social media video-sharing app TikTok, also rises 16-15 on the Pop Songs airplay chart and 22-20 on Adult Pop Songs.

Surfaces comprises Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki.

The duo succeeds NCT Dream atop Emerging Artists, after the K-pop group led for one week.

Among other Emerging Artists chart moves, Giveon debuts at No. 16, thanks to his feature on Drake's "Chicago Freestyle," which debuts at No. 14 on the Hot 100, where it's Giveon's first career entry.

Plus, Chicano Batman enters Emerging Artists at No. 30 as the psychedelic soul-rock band's LP Invisible People arrives at No. 24 on Vinyl Albums with 1,000 copies sold on vinyl.

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 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.

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