The first chart of 2015 kicks off with two debuts, both from artists who charted in 2014. Brandi Carlile returns with “Wherever Is Your Heart,” the first official single from The Firewatcher’s Daughter and her second from the album to chart following “The Eye.” EZA returns with “Headlights,” from the Nashville Indie Spotlight 2015 compilation. She peaked at #61 in August with “Dreamer,” from her own Means Of Escape EP. Sheppard also returns for the third time with “Geronimo,” which peaked at #45 in November.
With the top ten completely frozen in the week before Christmas, the most action is further below: big jumps come from Carrie Underwood, Purity Ring, and BØRNS. Eleven new songs make their debuts, but the highest is a lowly #82 entry for Prince Royce and Snoop Dogg’s “Stuck On A Feeling.” Additional debuts include new songs from CAFUNÉ, Brandi Carlile, and Max Frost, as well as newcomers Caitlyn Smith and Jason French charting their first entries.