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Sasha Sloan, Yves Tumor & J.I. Debut on Emerging Artists Chart

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan (real name: Alexandra Yatchenko) debuts at No. 29 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated April 18), thanks to her single "I'll Wait," with <a href="../../music/kygo" target="_blank"…

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan (real name: Alexandra Yatchenko) debuts at No. 29 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated April 18), thanks to her single “I’ll Wait,” with Kygo.

The collab debuts at No. 5 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with 3.3 million U.S. streams and 10,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song (which also launches at No. 9 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart) earns Sloan her second entry on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, after Odesza’s “Falls,” featuring Sloan (No. 27, October 2018).

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“I’ll Wait” is also Sloan’s second collaboration with Kygo. The pair teamed up on “This Town,” which hit No. 7 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart in March 2018.

“I’ll Wait” is set to appear on Kygo’s forthcoming third studio album, Golden Hour.

Ingrid Andress logs her second week at No. 1 on Emerging Artists, as her breakout single “More Hearts Than Mine” holds at its No. 5 high on Country Airplay and enters the Billboard Hot 100’s top 40, rising 44-37.

Among other Emerging Artists chart moves, experimental electronic artist Yves Tumor (real name: Sean Bowie) debuts at No. 32, thanks to their new release Heaven to a Tortured Mind, which opens at No. 15 on Heatseekers Albums with 3,000 equivalent album units. The set marks Tumor’s first entry on any Billboard chart.

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Plus, 18-year-old Brooklyn-based rapper J.I. arrives at No. 35 on Emerging Artists, thanks to his breakthrough track “Need Me,” which rises 39-36 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart. J.I. signed to Interscope Records in November.

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.