Billy Strings debuts at No. 11 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated Oct. 12), as his new LP Home arrives atop the Heatseekers Albums and Bluegrass Albums charts, marking his first coronations on any Billboard rankings.
The set opens with 4,000 equivalent album units earned, the bulk in album sales, according to Nielsen Music.
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.
NLE Choppa tallies his fifth week at No. 1 on Emerging Artists, as his former top 40 Hot 100 hit “Camelot” drew 18.6 U.S. streams in the tracking week.
Dayseeker debuts at No. 40 on Emerging Artists, as the post-hardcore group’s fourth studio set, Sleeptalk, launches at No. 3 on Heatseekers Albums with 2,000 copies sold. The act continues its ascent, as its Dreaming Is Sinking / Waking Is Rising and Origin reached Nos. 11 and 20 on Heatseekers Albums in 2017 and 2015, respectively.
Plus, Temples enter Emerging Artists at No. 42, as the psychedelic rock band’s third full-length, Hot Motion, starts at No. 4 on Heatseekers Albums (2,000 sold).
Check out this week’s full Emerging Artists chart here.