New Jersey-born singer-songwriter FLETCHER debuts at No. 28 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated Feb. 23), as her breakout single “Undrunk” rises 31-24 on the Pop Songs airplay chart in its second week.
“Undrunk” logged 12.1 million radio audience impressions, up 61 percent, in the latest tracking week, according to Nielsen Music. It also drew 952,000 on-demand U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads.
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.
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Ava Max logs her fifth week at No. 1 on Emerging Artists, fueled by her breakthrough single “Sweet But Psycho,” which jumps 17-14 on Pop Songs.
Rounding on the Emerging Artists chart’s top five, Dean Lewis holds at No. 2, as his ballad “Be Alright” rises 5-4 on Adult Pop Songs; Lauv lifts 5-3; Louis Tomlinson holds at No. 4; and Pinkfong takes a bite out of the top five for the first time (8-5), as its global smash “Baby Shark” spends a seventh week on the Hot 100, where it reached No. 32.
Just outside the Emerging Artists top five, Lexington, Kentucky-based group Emarosa debuts at No. 6, as the band’s fifth LP, Peach Club, starts at No. 11 on the Alternative Albums chart and No. 137 on the Billboard 200 with 7,000 equivalent album units. The set earns the group its fourth entry on Alternative Albums, following 2010’s Emarosa (No. 10), 2014’s Versus (No. 12) and 2016’s 131 (No. 13).
Check out this week’s full Emerging Artists chart here.