Nahko and Medicine for the People re-enters Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated May 30) at No. 1 to become the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time, thanks to the act’s new LP Take Your Power Back.
The set starts at No. 3 on Alternative Albums and No. 11 on Top Rock Albums with 10,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It concurrently launches at No. 5 on the all-genre Album Sales chart, with 9,000 in album sales among its overall unit sum.
The group previously spent one week on Emerging Artists, at No. 19 in November 2017, when My Name Is Bear opened at No. 27 on Top Rock Albums.
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.