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PUP, Weyes Blood & Hit-Boy Debut on Emerging Artists Chart

PUP, short for Pathetic Use of Potential, debuts at No. 4 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated April 20), as the punk-rock quartet's third full-length, Morbid Stuff, debuts at No. 1 on the…

PUP, short for Pathetic Use of Potential, debuts at No. 4 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated April 20), as the punk-rock quartet’s third full-length, Morbid Stuff, debuts at No. 1 on the Heatseekers Albums survey with 6,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The set marks the group’s second charted LP, following The Dream Is Over, which led Heatseekers Albums in June 2016.

Morbid Stuff also marks the act’s first entry on the Billboard 200, where it debuts at No. 106.


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.

City Girls log their third week at No. 1 on Emerging Artists, as “Act Up” becomes their second top 40 Hot 100 hit (47-40). The duo’s “Twerk,” featuring Cardi B, reached No. 29 in February.

Rounding out the Emerging Artists top five, Lauv rises 4-2, Pinkfong dips 2-3 and Calboy climbs 6-5.

Singer-songwriter Weyes Blood (born Natalie Mering) debuts at No. 18 on Emerging Artists, as her fourth LP, Titanic Rising, opens at No. 3 on Heatseekers Albums (3,000 sold).

Plus, hip-hop producer Hit-Boy enters Emerging Artists at No. 48 thanks to Nipsey Hussle’s “Racks in the Middle,” on which Hit-Boy is featured with Roddy Ricch. The track becomes all three artists’ first top 40 Hot 100 entry (44-26). Hit-Boy has produced songs for such stars as Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West.

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