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Former 'Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe Makes Billboard Chart Debut With 'If I'm Being Honest'

Kaitlyn Bristowe
Jeremy Cowart

Kaitlyn Bristowe

Plus, British hip-hop duo Young T & Bugsey debut.

TV personality and former Bachelor contestant Kaitlyn Bristowe makes her Billboard chart debut this week, thanks to her debut single, "If I'm Being Honest."

The track enters the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart (dated May 23) at No. 21 with 5,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 14, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, following its release that day.

The song helps Bristowe concurrently debut at No. 39 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart.

Bristowe competed in the 19th season of ABC's The Bachelor in 2015 and starred as the lead in the 11th season of The Bachelorette later that year. She also appeared on Monday's (May 18) season finale of ABC's The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart.

Among other moves on the Emerging Artists chart, Surfaces log their second week at No. 1, as the duo's breakout single "Sunday Best" ranks at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Plus, British hip-hop duo Young T & Bugsey debut at No. 16 on Emerging Artists, thanks to its breakthrough single "Don't Rush," featuring Headie One. The track jumps 49-38 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 100-84 on the Hot 100, with its profile aided by the viral #DontRushChallenge on TikTok.

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.