After nine weeks at the top of the chart, Jamie Scott concedes the pole position to Martin Luke Brown, who takes the top spot in his third week on the chart. In the lower half, Jessie Ware and WATERS each score multiple debuts.
While Jamie Scott holds at #1 for an eighth week, Martin Luke Brown is within striking distance as “Nostalgia” jumps to #2 in only its second week, finally moving Sia’s “Chandelier” to #3. Re-entries from Passenger and Ryn Weaver dot a group of debuts that includes new entries from Taylor Swift, Tove Lo, and Bad Suns, as well as newcomers Anamanaguchi, Hozier, Grace Mitchell, and Mickey Guyton.
Jamie Scott leads debuts for the second time in three weeks with new preview single “Carry You Home” bowing at #22, just above Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s” at #27. Big Data re-enters the chart with “Dangerous,” which debuted at #80 earlier this year before my chart went on hiatus; Echosmith, Sheppard, Vance Joy, and MKTO also return after a few weeks off. New entries from Ella Henderson, Alex & Sierra, Jamestown Revival, and others dot the bottom reaches of the chart.
Two top-ten debuts from Jamie Scott featuring Christina Perri and Walk The Moon lead the pack of nineteen new entries, with more new songs waiting in the wings for next week.
A quiet week both within the top ten – Prince entering at #6 is the only notable activity – and on the chart as a whole, with Haerts leading debuts at #66. Next week’s chart should make things more interesting, with potential debuts due to new singles from Calvin Harris and John Newman, Jamie Scott and Christina Perri, Nickelback, Fall Out Boy, Daughtry, Nick Jonas, and Walk The Moon.
Jamie Scott moves into the pole position, while Kimbra puts a pair of debuts into the top thirty and George Ezra returns to the chart with a new peak.
Jamie Scott makes a #7 debut with “Unbreakable” as Usher and Nicki Minaj join him in the top ten with “She Came To Give It To You.” Maroon 5 and Kimbra also score debuts within the top forty with new preorder singles from each of their upcoming albums. Additional debuts include Hunter Hayes, Sir Sly, a pair of songs from Bernhoft, and Echosmith.
An inventive, adventurous sophomore album that shows expansive musical growth.