Portugal. The Man tops the relaunched list.
Beginning with the chart ranking dated Sept. 2 (to be released online Aug. 22), Billboard will launch a revised Emerging Artists chart. The survey is a breakout of the overall Billboard Artist 100 chart and will highlight the top-performing rising acts each week.
The Emerging Artists chart will use the same formula as the Artist 100, which debuted in 2014 and measures artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and the Social 50, among others. The methodology incorporates key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
The Emerging Artists chart will exclude artists 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 that blend streaming, airplay and sales data (such as Hot Country Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs) and/or consumption-based "Top" album genre rankings (including counterpart charts Top Country Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Latin Albums).