2019 American Music Awards

City Girls Hit Top Five Of Emerging Artists Chart, Yungblud Debuts

Esdras Thelusma
City Girls

Plus, Ava Max spends a sixth week at No. 1.

City Girls jump 13-5 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart, reaching the top five for the first time, as the Miami-based hip-hop duo's breakout hit "Twerk," featuring Cardi B, likewise reaches the top five on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart (rising 7-5) and enters the top 20 on Rhythmic Songs (up 22-19).

In December, "Twerk" became the pair's first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, where it reached No. 29 earlier this month.

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.

Ava Max logs her sixth week at No. 1 on Emerging Artists, thanks to her breakout single "Sweet But Psycho," which rises 37-29, hitting a new high, on the Hot 100 and 14-11 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart's top five, Dean Lewis holds at No. 2, as his ballad "Be Alright" leaps 46-30, also a new best, on the Hot 100; Lauv holds at No. 3, and Pinkfong rises 5-4.

Just outside the Emerging Artists top five, singer-songwriter Hayes Carll debuts at No. 7, as his new LP What It Is arrives at No. 10 on Americana/Folk Albums and No. 26 on Top Country Albums (5,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music).

Plus, 20-year-old English alt-rocker Yungblud debuts at No. 43, as "11 Minutes," with Halsey and featuring Travis Barker, opens at No. 7 on Hot Rock Songs, marking his first entry on the chart, with 3.4 million U.S. streams and 9,000 downloads sold.

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


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