Welcome to Emerging Artists Spotlight, a new Billboard series where we highlight a musician who has recently made his or her debut on the Emerging Artists chart. Whether they are new to the industry, or have been around for a while but are just starting to have a chart impact, the intention is to showcase where they are here and now. This week’s pick is singer-songwriter Mabel, who debuted at No. 49 on the chart dated March 16.
Billboard named Mabel's breakthrough single “Don’t Call Me Up” as an early contender for the 2019 Song of the Summer, and as the bop debuts on the Pop Songs airplay chart at No. 37, the British singer is likewise propelled onto the Emerging Artists chart. The song -- which Mabel co-wrote with Camille Purcell and Steve Mac -- calls on an infectious "Shape of You"-esque beat, and features empowering lyrics in the vein of "New Rules."