Carly Rae Jepsen and Tori Kelly each move up one spot in an otherwise-unchanged top ten, led once again by Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance.” The week’s biggest movers include Alabama Shakes’s “Sound & Color,” Bleachers’s “Like A River Runs,” R5’s “Let’s Not Be Alone Tonight,” and Adam Lambert’s “Ghost Town,” each moving at least 15 places upward. Tori Kelly also lands the greatest debut on the chart with the title track of upcoming album Unbreakable Smile, ahead of debuts from Clean Bandit, Alabama Shakes, and newcomers Good Old War.
As the music industry wakes up from its holiday slumber and begins the new year, attention shifts to developing new artists whose careers are beginning to build. Below are forty hand-picked artists of varying genres and current levels of success. Some are completely independent, while others have already topped charts. Regardless, all of them show potential to be even bigger names, particularly in America, in the coming year. Listen to the artists through this SoundCloud playlist, and check back later in the year to see how these predictions turned out. Continue reading “Class Of 2015: 40 promising artists to watch this year”
The chart returns from hiatus with Sia’s “Chandelier” in the top spot and Mary Lambert and Maddie & Tae also being introduced within the top five. Holdovers from the last chart in February include A Great Big World’s “Already Home,” Sam Smith’s acoustic recording of “Latch,” and “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne.
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera jump into the top five with “Say Something,” just above Sam Smith’s debut of “Latch (Acoustic)” at #5. Lady Gaga also moves into the top ten with “Gypsy.” Smith and A Great Big World each score additional debuts in the top thirty; other leading debuts come from Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, the Arctic Monkeys, and Zedd featuring Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant.