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Greta Van Fleet Flies to No. 3 on Emerging Artists Chart

Greta Van Fleet surges 50-3 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Dec. 2), as its double EP From the Fires debuts at No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 4 on Top Rock Albums and No. 36 on…

Greta Van Fleet surges 50-3 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart (dated Dec. 2), as its double EP From the Fires debuts at No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 4 on Top Rock Albums and No. 36 on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

The Emerging Artists chart uses 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. 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.

The Frankenmuth, Michigan, four-piece, which previously peaked at No. 14 on the Artist 100, concurrently debuts two tracks on the Hot Rock Songs chart, bringing its current total to three. Debut hit “Highway Tune” ranks at No. 24 (after peaking at No. 23 in September), while “Edge of Darkness” and “Safari Song” arrive at Nos. 38 and 44, respectively.


From the Fires follows Greta Van Fleet’s debut EP, Black Smoke Rising, which debuted and peaked at No. 10 on Hard Rock Albums and No. 30 on Top Rock Albums three weeks earlier.

LANCO holds at No. 1 on Emerging Artists for a second week, as its breakthrough single “Greatest Love Story” reaches new peaks on the Hot Country Songs chart (No. 3) and Hot 100 (No. 45). The track also earns the group its first No. 1 on Country Airplay.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart’s top five, Carly Pearce holds at No. 2, Russell Dickerson dips 3-4 and GoldLink falls 4-5.


Among other chart moves, 17-year-old rapper 6ix9ine makes his Billboard chart debut, launching at No. 9 on Emerging Artists (the highest debut of the week), as his track “Gummo” concurrently debuts at No. 21 on Hot Rap Songs and No. 58 on the Hot 100. He debuts solely on the strength of streaming points, as “Gummo” enters Streaming Songs at No. 26, up 245 percent to 14 million U.S. streams (likely boosted in part by both prominent placement on Spotify’s Rap Caviar playlist and coverage of legal issues).

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