Sara Bareilles’s “She Used To Be Mine” continues its ascent, climbing from 6 to 2 in its third week. Justin Bieber, Finish Ticket, and Ellie Goulding all move up within the top twenty, while Cam enters for the first time with “Burning House” and ROMANS moves back in with “Uh Huh.” Tinashé’s first chart entry, “Player,” is the week’s highest debut, with the fast-moving HØØNCH’s debut single “Top” just below. Additional debuts include newcomers Dagny and Phoebe Ryan and new songs from firekid and Tor Miller.
In his second week on the chart, Nate Ruess is the week’s biggest mover with “Nothing Without Love,” launching from #86 to #12. Tor Miller also makes a big jump, moving up twenty to a new peak of #19 with “Headlights;” all three of the other tracks on his EP of the same name track upward as well. Alabama Shakes scores the biggest debut of the week with a third track from upcoming album Sound & Color, “Gimme All Your Love.” Kacey Musgraves rounds out the top half of the chart with new entry “Biscuits,” while Kelly Clarkson lands six debuts from her album Piece By Piece. Additional debuts include new music from Carly Rae Jepsen and Delta Rae, as well as a pair of tracks from newcomers STELLA // JAMES.
Though Walk The Moon scores a third week on top with “Shut Up And Dance,” Ellie Goulding creeps ever closer as “Love Me Like You Do” is now a single spot away. Alabama Shakes enter at #3 with “Don’t Wanna Fight,” the lead single from upcoming sophomore album Sound & Color; another cut, “Future People,” debuts at #73.
Christina Perri continues to edge forward with “The Words,” which reaches #13 in its fifteenth week on the chart. It has moved up on each of the fifteen charts on which it has appeared, beginning from its #97 debut back in early November.
Florence + The Machine scores the second-highest debut at #27 with “What Kind Of Man,” the lead single from their upcoming third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. After two weeks off, Zac Brown Band returns with a brand-new peak for “Homegrown,” re-entering at #68. Along with the aforementioned trio of debuts, eight more entries include new tracks from Tor Miller and Youth Club, as well as newcomers Lucie Silvas, Charlie Puth (featuring Meghan Trainor), and James Bay.
Walk The Moon notches a second week at #1 with “Shut Up And Dance,” while Ellie Goulding moves into the top three with “Love Me Like You Do.” Two songs also enter the top ten: Taylor Swift’s “Style” moves 11-5 and Tori Kelly’s “Nobody Love” climbs 25-9 in its second week. Fancy makes a big thirty-position jump to #23 with “Goodbye,” dwarfed only by Max Frost’s jump of 34 positions as “Let Me Down Easy” leaps to #60. Emily Hearn makes the week’s highest debut, with “Volcano” exploding in at #36. Additional new entrants are Imagine Dragons, COIN, Tor Miller, Leon Bridges, Youth Club, and Mikky Ekko.
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”
With another week of the top ten resting fairly stagnant, the week’s big movers are from newcomers charging toward the chart’s upper reaches. I Know Leopard makes a big jump from #87 to #21 in their second week on the chart with “Perfect Picture,” while Sinclair, One Direction, and Tor Miller all make double-digit jumps in the top fifty. The week’s new entries include a new track from Montaigne, whose first hit “I’m A Fantastic Wreck” also returns after peaking at #12 in July; a re-recorded version of Paramore’s self-titled album track “Hate To See Your Heart Break” featuring Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) also enters at #70. In addition, the chart gains new singles from Labrinth, The Neighbourhood featuring French Montana, and Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy, along with newcomers Brayton Bowman and The Avener.