Superfruit Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's Emerging Artists Chart
Plus, Dua Lipa rules for a third week and Goldlink reaches a new peak.
Superfruit debuts at No. 2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, as the duo of Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying – both members of a cappella quintet Pentatonix – arrives on the strength of its first full-length album, Future Friends, which opens at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 with 13,000 equivalent album units after its Sept. 15 release, according to Nielsen Music.
The Emerging Artists chart uses the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and the Social 50. 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.
Future Friends concurrently debuts at No. 9 on the Top Album Sales chart, as the set sold 11,000 copies. The twosome made its chart debut when Superfruit's first EP, Future Friends: Part One, hit No. 33 on the Billboard 200 dated July 22.
Atop the Emerging Artists chart, Dua Lipa leads for a third week, as her single "New Rules" rises 56-53 on the Billboard Hot 100, up 47 percent to 11 million in airplay audience and 12 percent to 12.4 million U.S. streams.
Elsewhere on the chart, Goldlink climbs 16-13, as the 24-year-old rapper's breakthrough single "Crew," featuring Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy, hits new highs of No. 17 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song rises most sharply in airplay, jumping 15 percent to 24 million audience impressions.
Check out this week's full Emerging Artists chart here.