CMA Awards 2018

Deafheaven Debuts on Emerging Artists Chart, Louis Tomlinson Returns to Top Five

Kristen Cofer
Deafheaven

Plus, Lauv holds at No. 1 for a sixth week.

San Francisco-based heavy metal group Deafheaven debuts at No. 2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart (dated July 28), as the group’s new LP Ordinary Corrupt Human Love debuts at No. 5 on Hard Rock Albums and No. 18 on Top Rock Albums with 7,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music.

The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists of the week, using the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and the Social 50. (The Artist 100 lists the most popular acts, overall, of the week.) 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.

Deafheaven's Ordinary concurrently arrives at No. 1 on Vinyl Albums (3,000 vinyl copies sold).

Meanwhile, Lauv tallies a sixth week atop Emerging Artists, as his breakout single “I Like Me Better” hits a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100, rising 33-29 in its 23rd week on the chart.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson also leaps 7-4 on Emerging Artists, after re-entering the chart last week, driven by his social media reach. Tomlinson ranks No. 4 on the Social 50 chart, with a 12 percent increase in overall activity. He peaked at No. 2 on Emerging Artists in September.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart’s top five, Queen Naija dips 2-3 and Greta Van Fleet jumps 16-5.

Check out this week’s full Emerging Artists chart here.