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Code Orange, BTS’ V & The Garden Debut on Emerging Artists Chart

Metalcore band Code Orange debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated March 28), thanks to the group's fourth LP…

Metalcore band Code Orange debuts at No. 2 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated March 28), thanks to the group’s fourth LP Underneath.

The set, released via Roadrunner Records, debuts at No. 6 on Hard Rock Albums and No. 155 on the Billboard 200 with 6,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The group earns its second Billboard 200 entry, after I Am King, which reached No. 96 in 2014.

Gabby Barrett notches her fifth week at No. 1 on Emerging Artists, as her breakthrough single “I Hope” holds at its No. 4 high on Hot Country Songs and rises 9-7 on Country Airplay.

Elsewhere on Emerging Artists, BTS member V (real name Kim Tae-hyung) debuts at No. 9, thanks to his solo single “Sweet Night.” The track debuts at No. 2 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart with 11,00 downloads sold.

V becomes the third member of BTS to reach the Emerging Artists chart solo, following J-Hope, who hit No. 3 in March 2018, and RM, who spent a week at No. 1 in November 2018.


Plus, art-punk band The Garden makes its Billboard chart debut, opening at No. 47 on Emerging Artists, thanks to its fourth LP, Kiss My Super Bowl Ring, which debuts at No. 98 on Top Album Sales with 1,000 copies sold.

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.

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