Billie Eilish Hits No. 1 On Emerging Artists Chart
Plus, The Internet debuts in the top five and Meg Myers debuts in the top 10.
Billie Eilish is the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time, as the Los Angeles-based singer earns her second entry on the Billboard Hot 100 with “You Should See Me in a Crown,” which debuts at No. 93. Eilish, 16, scored her first Hot 100 entry in June: "Lovely," with Khalid, which peaked at No. 78.
“Crown” arrives with 6.6 million U.S. streams and 8,000 downloads sold in the week ending July 26, according to Nielsen Music, prompting a No. 39 entry on the Digital Song Sales chart.
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.
Eilish’s debut EP Don’t Smile at Me concurrently holds at its No. 3 peak on the Alternative Albums chart and No. 40 on the Billboard 200 (after reaching No. 38 last week; the set does not include "Crown"). It's up 6 percent to 13,000 equivalent album units earned.
Meanwhile, The Internet debuts at No. 4 on Emerging Artists, as the Syd-fronted R&B/soul group's fourth LP Hive Mind opens at No. 2 on Top R&B Albums and No. 26 on the Billboard 200 (16,000 units).
Rounding out the Emerging Artists’ top five, Lauv dips to No. 2 after six nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1; Louis Tomlinson lifts 4-3; and Greta Van Fleet holds at No. 5.
Plus, Meg Myers debuts at No. 8, powered by her sophomore LP Take Me to the Disco, which arrives at No. 17 on Alternative Albums (5,000 units).
Check out this week’s full Emerging Artists chart here.