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Frances Quinlan, Poliça & Mahalia Debut on Emerging Artists Chart

Frances Quinlan makes her solo Billboard chart debut, as the singer-songwriter arrives at No. 37 on the Emerging Artists survey (dated Feb. 15), thanks to her first solo studio album, Likewise.

Frances Quinlan makes her solo Billboard chart debut, as the singer-songwriter arrives at No. 37 on the Emerging Artists survey (dated Feb. 15), thanks to her first solo studio album, Likewise.

The set, released on Saddle Creek Records, starts with 2,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Quinlan is the lead singer of the group Hop Along, whose most recent LP, Bark Your Head Off, Dog, reached No. 2 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 7 on Vinyl Albums in April 2018.

Meanwhile, Trevor Daniel logs a third week atop Emerging Artists, as his breakthrough single “Falling” enters the Billboard Hot 100’s top 30 (33-27).

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.


Among other Emerging Artists chart moves, Minneapolis-based synth-pop band Poliça debuts at No. 46 on the strength of its fifth LP When We Stay Alive (2,000 copies sold).

Plus, Mahalia debuts at No. 47 on Emerging Artists, as her breakout single “What You Did,” featuring Ella Mai, reaches a new best on the Hot R&B Songs chart at No. 19. It also hits new highs on the Rhythmic Songs (No. 21) andR&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (No. 22) charts.

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