City Girls Debut On Emerging Artist Chart, Billie Eilish Spends Fifth Week at No. 1
City Girls shine on their own after assisting on Drake's 'In My Feelings.'
Miami-based hip-hop duo City Girls debuts at No. 14 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Dec. 1), as the pair concurrently earns its first entries on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100.
City Girls' sophomore LP Girl Code arrives at No. 31 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 63 on the Billboard 200 with 13,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. The twosome made one prior visit to an album chart, with previous set Period, which reached No. 16 on Heatseekers Albums in May.
Meanwhile, Girl Code track "Twerk," featuring Cardi B, debuts at No. 92 on the Hot 100, where it's the duo's first entry. The cut starts at No. 46 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs.
The tandem of JT (full name: Jatavia Johnson) and Yung Miami (Caresha Brownlee) is signed to Quality Control Music and provided guest vocals on Drake's recent 10-week No. 1 Hot 100 smash "In My Feelings."
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 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 fifth week at No. 1 Emerging Artists, as she lands a trio of songs on the latest Hot 100. "When the Party's Over" rises 59-52, marking a new personal-best rank; her Khalid collab "Lovely" re-enters at No. 80, after reaching No. 78 in June; and, "Ocean Eyes" debuts at No. 97.
Eilish's debut LP Don't Smile at Me, which she released in August 2017, also reaches a new peak on the Billboard 200, rising 36-31 (21,000 units, up 25 percent).
Rounding out the Emerging Artists' top five, lovelytheband holds at No. 2, NCT 127 leaps 22-3, thanks to a boost in social media activity, Jimmie Allen dips 3-4 and Lauv falls 4-5.
Plus, Nita Strauss debuts at No. 12 on Emerging Artists, as her debut solo LP Controlled Chaos opens at No. 6 on Hard Rock Albums and No. 123 on the Billboard 200 (8,000 units). Strauss is likely best known for her work with Iron Maiden tribute band The Iron Maidens, in which she played guitar in 2011-15.
Check out this week's full Emerging Artists chart here.