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Boygenius Debuts on Emerging Artists Chart, The Revivalists Return to Top 10

Lera Pentelute


Plus, Billie Eilish spends her fourth week at No. 1.

Boygenius, the super-teaming of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, debuts at No. 28 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart, as the trio's self-titled EP arrives at No. 3 on the Vinyl Albums chart with 4,000 vinyl copies sold, according to Nielsen Music, following its release on vinyl.

The set also debuts at No. 24 on the Alternative Albums chart (5,000 equivalent album units) and re-enters the Heatseekers Albums chart at No. 3 (4,000 sold), after debuting at No. 15 two weeks earlier. The act recently performed on the Nov. 6 episode of NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Baker, Bridgers and Dacus have each scored individual success on Billboard charts. Baker's debut LP Turn Out the Lights reached No. 12 on Top Rock Albums in November 2017; Bridgers' debut set Stranger in the Alps hit No. 13 on Heatseekers Albums this March; and Dacus' debut effort Historian reached No. 5 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 18 on Americana/Folk Albums, also in March.

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.

Billie Eilish spends her fourth week at No. 1 on Emerging Artists, as her single "When the Party's Over" rises 67- 59 on the Hot 100. Concurrent single "You Should See Me in aCrown" spends its fourth straight week at its No. 11 high on Alternative Songs.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists' top five, lovelytheband, Jimmie Allen, Lauv and Mitchell Tenpenny hold at Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively.

Meanwhile, The Revivalists vault from No. 49 to No. 7 on Emerging Artists, as the band's fourth LP Take Good Care opens at No. 9 on Alternative Albums. The set's lead single "All My Friends" hits a new peak on Alternative Songs, at No. 8. The track topped Adult Alternative Songs for three weeks beginning in September.

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