Fontaines D.C. Debut at No. 3 on Emerging Artists Chart, Powered by New Album 'A Hero's Death'

Fontaines D.C.
Daniel Topete

Fontaines D.C.

NLE Choppa leads for a record-extending 24th week.

Ireland's Fontaines D.C. debut at No. 3 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Aug. 15), thanks to the band's new sophomore LP, A Hero's Death.

The set, released on Partisan/Knitting Factory, arrives at No. 2 on Heatseekers Albums with 5,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also starts at No. 25 on Alternative Albums and, with 3,000 copies sold on vinyl, No. 3 on Vinyl Albums.

On the Official U.K. Albums chart, A Hero's Death debuts at No. 2.

Fontaines D.C. scored one previous chart entry: debut set Dogrel reached No. 14 on Heatseekers Albums in May 2019.

Atop the Emerging Artists chart, NLE Choppa notches his 24th week at No. 1, extending his record for the most time on top. His recent top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Walk Em Down," featuring Roddy Ricch, drew 9.8 million U.S. streams in the tracking week.

Plus, Dominic Fike re-enters Emerging Artists at No. 2, a new peak, as his debut studio set What Could Possibly Go Wrong opens at No. 4 on Top Rock Albums (15,000 units). He concurrently lands a pair of tracks on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, led by "Vampire," which debuts at No. 31.

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.

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