Runaway June, Chon and Ambjaay Debut On Emerging Artists Chart

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Runaway June

Plus, City Girls hold at No. 1.

Country three-piece Runaway June debuts at No. 42 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated June 22), thanks to the group's latest single "Buy My Own Drinks."

The song reaches a new peak on the Country Airplay chart, rising 20-19. When the track hit the top 20 on last week, it became the first hit by an all-female group to reach the top 20 since 2005.

Runaway June previously sent two songs to the Country Airplay chart: "Lipstick" and "Wild West" reached Nos. 28 and 36 in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

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 Emerging Artists, City Girls log their 11th week at No. 1, as their single "Act Up" closes in on the Hot 100's top 25, reaching a new peak at No. 26.

Progressive math rock band Chon debuts at No. 10 on Emerging Artists, as the group's self-titled third LP arrives at No. 14 on Alternative Albums with 6,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. It follows the group's previous LPs Grow and Homey.

Plus, Los Angeles-based rapper Ambjaay, 19, makes his Billboard chart debut this week, arriving on Emerging Artists at No. 48, powered by his breakout single "Uno." The track enters the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Bubbling Under chart at No. 7, up 9% to 5.9 million streams in the tracking week.

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