Electropop trio Shaed leads Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated Sept. 14) for the first time, rising 3-1 to become the top emerging act in the U.S, as the group’s breakout single “Trampoline” hits the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, rising 41-37.
“Trampoline” previously topped the Rock Airplay chart for three weeks and Alternative Songs for two frames. The song has also crossed to pop radio, reaching a new high on Pop Songs this week at No. 14.
Meanwhile, Shaed’s latest single “Thunder” rises to No. 32 on Alternative Songs and No. 40 on Rock Airplay.
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.
Rounding out the Emerging Artists top five, NLE Choppa holds at No. 2, Lil Tjay rises 4-3, Matt Stell gains 5-4 and Pinkfong lifts 7-5.
Among other Emerging Artists moves, metalcore band Wage War debuts at No. 10, as the group’s third LP Pressure arrives at No. 5 on Hard Rock Albums and No. 112 on the Billboard 200 with 7,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
Plus, Whitney enters Emerging Artists at No. 30, as the group’s sophomore LP Forever Turned Around debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 23 on Alternative Albums (4,000 units).
Check out this week’s full Emerging Artists chart here.