Etheridge repeats at No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week on the Rising Livestream Artists ranking.
The Bandsintown x Billboard Livestream charts are only five weeks old but have already experienced a high turnover rate. Both the Top Livestream Artists (artists with 250,001 or more trackers on Bandsintown.com) and the Buzzing Livestream Artists (artists with 10,000 or fewer trackers) have featured a different chart-topper each week since the July 11 launch.
But the Rising Livestream Artists chart (artists with 10,001-250,000 trackers) has been dominated by one act. After debuting at No. 9 on the inaugural chart last month, Melissa Etheridge (204,923 trackers) has spent the last four weeks atop the Rising ranking (through the Aug. 8-dated chart).
Most artists are sharing livestreams infrequently, able to reach their entire global audience with one performance. The three Bandsintown rankings are determined by a blending of event RSVPs and direct-to-platform ‘Watch Live’ clicks, fueling erratic chart runs for acts with an upcoming performance.