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Mat & Savanna Shaw Debut at No. 1 on Emerging Artists Chart

Mat and Savanna Shaw
Russ Dixon

Mat and Savanna Shaw

The father-daughter duo's 'Picture This' opens atop Classical Albums.

Utah-based father-and-daughter duo Mat & Savanna Shaw make their Billboard chart debut, arriving at No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart (dated Nov. 7), thanks to the pair's debut studio album Picture This.

The LP launches at No. 1 on the Classical Albums chart and No. 54 on the all-genre Billboard 200 with 12,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It includes the act's version of Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion's "The Prayer," which has drawn over 7.8 million YouTube views since it posted in March.

The album also sports updates of Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" and Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up"; a medley of the standards "Fly Me to the Moon" and "Come Fly With Me," popularized by Frank Sinatra; and the title track, an original song.

Among other Emerging Artists chart moves, Big Thief lead vocalist and guitarist Adrianne Lenker debuts at No. 16 on the strength of Songs and Instrumentals, which enters Americana/Folk Albums at No. 12 (4,000 units).

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.