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Dean Lewis Hits New Emerging Artists Chart Peak, Lizzo & Cosmo Sheldrake Debut

Dean Lewis continues to scale Billboard's Emerging Artists chart, as the Australian singer-songwriter rises from No. 4 to No. 2 (on the list dated Jan. 19).

Dean Lewis continues to scale Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart, as the Australian singer-songwriter rises from No. 4 to No. 2 (on the list dated Jan. 19).

The bump is aided by Lewis’ breakthrough hit “Be Alright,” which becomes his first top 10, in its 20th week, on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart. It also debuts at No. 17 on Adult Contemporary and ranks at No. 25 on Pop Songs. A week earlier, it became Lewis’ first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

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.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart’s top five, lovelytheband logs its seventh week at No. 1; Lauv dips 2-3; Ava Max rises 6-4, as “Sweet but Psycho” becomes her first top 40 Hot 100 hit (41-37) and rules the Official UK Singles chart for a third week; and Mitchell Tenpenny falls 3-5.

Alternative hip-hop artist Lizzo debuts at No. 30 on Emerging Artists, as her latest single “Juice” debuts at No. 23 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, marking her first entry on the ranking.


Lizzo logged one previous entry on Billboard‘s charts: her EP Coconut Oil, which reached No. 44 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in October.

Plus, Cosmo Sheldrake debuts at No. 31 on Emerging Artists, fueled by his track “Come Along,” which is featured in an Apple iPhone XR commercial. The song debuts at No. 22 on Hot Rock Songs, while his debut set The Much Much How How and I enters at the same rank on Heatseekers Albums.

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