Amine, Big Gigantic & Eden: Emerging Artists of the Week
On Fridays, Billboard presents Emerging Artists of the Week, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way upward on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart.
Portland rapper Amine’s breakout hit “Caroline” pads its stay on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart, sliding 7-9 (on the list dated Sept. 3) but collecting a seventh overall week in the chart’s top 10. The tune, a playful rap with multiple allusions to Quentin Tarantino and his films, has more than 8.59 million plays on SoundCloud since its upload five months ago. The song’s music video, released June 1, has clocked more than 4.1 million global views through Aug. 26 on YouTube.
Electronic duo Big Gigantic scores a No. 4 debut on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart with “All of Me.” The tune boasts star guests in rapper Logic and singer Rozes, who claimed a Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit earlier this year assisting The Chainsmokers with “Roses.”
The official “All” audio reached YouTube on Aug. 17 and has shot to nearly 125,000 global plays through Aug. 26. Big Gigantic, the pair of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, detailed the track’s origin in a caption with the YouTube official audio, which read in part: “I made the beat for 'All Of Me' a couple years ago and played it for Logic when i first met him at one of his shows here in Colorado. Fast forward to last winter i was in NYC working with Rozes and she came up with this incredible hook on the spot for this tune. It was magic.”
Irish singer/songwriter Eden powers 38-6 on Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists with “Drugs.” The Lorde-approved artist earned the songstress’ praise on Facebook for his prior release, “Sex,” which climbed to No. 24 on the Emerging Artists tally. “Drugs” gains its lofty rise after the song’s music video release on Aug. 18. The tragic clip, featuring a man reflecting on happier times with his lover as they grapple with the grim reality of her terminal illness, has raced to more than 154,000 global views on YouTube since its release.
Both “Sex” and “Drugs” feature on Eden’s second EP, I Think You Think Too Much of Me, released on Aug. 19.