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Clipping., Keshi & White Reaper Debut On Emerging Artists Chart

Experimental hip-hop trio Clipping. debuts at No. 13 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart.

Experimental hip-hop trio Clipping. debuts at No. 13 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated Nov. 2), as the group’s third LP, There Existed an Addition to Blood, arrives at No. 3 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 34 on Top Album Sales with 2,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The act’s debut album, 2014’s Clppng, reached No. 46 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, while 2016 sophomore set Splendor & Misery hit No. 16 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on Heatseekers Albums.


The group consists of childhood friends William Huston, Jonathan Snipes and Daveed Diggs, the lattermost of whom won a Grammy Award and Tony Award for his roles as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the musical Hamilton.

Meanwhile, NLE Choppa rebounds 2-1 to become the top emerging act in the U.S. for a seventh total week, as his single “Camelot” rises 40-39 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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.

Elsewhere, lo-fi hip-hop singer Keshi makes his Billboard chart debut, opening at No. 20 on Emerging Artists, as his new EP Skeletons starts at No. 5 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 59 on Top Album Sales with 2,000 copies sold.

Plus, White Reaper debuts at No. 36 on Emerging Artists, as the rock group’s third album, You Deserve Love, bows at No. 11 on Heatseekers Albums. The set’s lead single, “Might Be Right,” hits new highs on the Adult Alternative Songs chart (No. 8) and Hot Rock Songs (No. 20).

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