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Tate McRae Rules Emerging Artists Chart as ‘You Broke Me First.’ Hits Hot 100’s Top 40

Tate McRae

Tate McRae

Plus, Mitch Rossell and HVME enter Emerging Artists.

Tate McRae rises 3-1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart (dated Jan. 16), becoming the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time, as her breakout single “You Broke Me First.” reaches the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.

The song rises 51-40 on the Hot 100 with 19.9 million radio audience impressions, 7.7 million U.S. streams and 4,000 downloads sold in the latest tracking week, according to MRC Data.

The track also pushes 19-16 on Pop Airplay and debuts at No. 40 on Adult Pop Airplay, while McRae, 17, from Calgary, Alberta, reaches the overall Billboard Artist 100 ranking for the first time (No. 85). The song climbed to No. 8 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 in November and this week hits the top 10 (No. 9) on the Official UK Singles chart.

Among other Emerging Artists moves, Mitch Rossell debuts at No. 22 on the strength of his new single “2020.” The track hits No. 1 on Country Digital Song Sales and debuts at No. 11 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart with 6,000 downloads sold in its first full week of tracking. Rossell previously broke through thanks to his solo writing credit on Garth Brooks’ “Ask Me How I Know,” which topped Country Airplay in 2017, and his co-writing contributions to Brooks’ “All Day Long” (No. 11, 2018) and “Dive Bar,” with Blake Shelton (No. 6, last March).

Plus, HVME debuts at No. 48 on Emerging Artists, thanks to his reworking of Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps.” HVME’s version rises 9-6 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, reaching a new peak thanks to a 45% boost to 2.7 million streams in the tracking week. Scott’s original reached No. 32 on the Hot 100 in May 2017.

The Emerging Artists chart measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay and streaming to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity. The 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.