St. Paul & The Broken Bones Debut at No. 3 On Emerging Artists Chart
Plus, Sheck Wes hits the top 10, and Jerad Finck makes his 'Billboard' chart debut.
Birmingham, Ala.-based St. Paul & The Broken Bones debut at No. 3 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Sept. 22), as their third studio album, Young Sick Camellia, arrives at No. 4 on the Alternative Albums chart with 11,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
The set concurrently bows at No. 7 on the Top Rock Albums chart, marking the group's first top 10 on the tally, and No. 56 on the all-genre Billboard 200. The eight-piece's previous two sets, 2016's Sea of Noise and 2014's Half the City, entered and peaked at Nos. 14 and 12 on Top Rock Albums, respectively.
The new LP's lead single "Apollo" rises 7-6 on Adult Alternative Songs, tying for the group's highest-charting entry on the airplay ranking. The act's debut hit "Call Me" reached No. 6 in 2014; "All I Ever Wonder" followed, hitting No. 16 in 2016.
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, each 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.
Atop the Emerging Artists chart, Lauv tallies his 12th total week at No. 1, as his breakthrough hit "I Like Me Better" stands at No. 32 on the Hot 100 (up from No. 33 last week, after peaking at No. 27).
Rounding out the Emerging Artists top five, lovelytheband holds at No. 2, Russell Dickerson climbs 6-4 and Louis Tomlinson dips 4-5.
Elsewhere on Emerging Artists, Sheck Wes vaults 26-10, entering the top 10 for the first time as his breakout hit "Mo Bamba" jumps 73-54 on the Hot 100 and 49-29 on the Streaming Songs chart with 12.7 million U.S. streams (up 19 percent, according to Nielsen Music).
Plus, Jerad Finck makes his Billboard chart arrival, as the pop singer-songwriter starts at No. 49 on Emerging Artists, powered by his single "New Kids," which sold 4,000 downloads in its opening week.
Check out this week's full Emerging Artists chart here.