Billboard + Twitter Real-time Charts: Emerging Picks for the Week feat. Fences, Young Kato, Years & Years

Billboard+Twitter Trending 140 Chart: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Billboard+Twitter Trending 140 Chart: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Our Emerging Artists picks for the Aug. 23 chart week are notable for two reasons: each video is not only thought-provoking, but adds to the overall context of the song, making this week's picks well-worth a peek.

Fences featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Arrows": Fences' new track with its high-profile guests was released on July 29 via Sound Cloud, through Elektra/Atlantic. The song, from Fences' album Lesser Oceans, due Oct. 14, has already charted on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart (No. 24, Aug. 16). Its video was the catalyst for Fences to debut on the weekly Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart this week at No. 4. The concept for the clip was created by Jason Koenig, Chris Mansfield and Macklemore and Lewis. The video is as inventive as the song is catchy.

Young Kato, "Sunshine"
: The fun track is the newest single from the six-piece U.K. indie-pop band. It ranks at No. 13 on this week's Emerging Artists chart after its video was released on Vevo on Aug 3. As the video suggests, the song encourages listeners to live free, dance if you feel like dancing and, of course, enjoy the sun.

Years and Years, "Take Shelter":
The song by the London trio caused waves on Twitter when its video dropped on Aug. 3. The release spurs a re-entry for the act at No. 14 on the Emerging Artists tally. "Take Shelter" is the lead single from the band's self-titled EP, due Tuesday (Aug. 19). The vibrato in lead singer Olly Alexander's voice gives the song power and depth and the feel of the song is aptly conceptualized in its video.


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