After seven weeks at the top, Adele’s “Hello” leaves the pole position for Cam’s “Burning House” to take over. Taking the top in its 27th week on the chart, it becomes the song with the longest ascent to #1 in chart history. Adele holds positions 2-4, with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” rounding out the top five. Another version of “Burning House,” by EZA and Aaron Krause, leaps 36-7 in its second week. “Can’t Let Go” becomes the fourth song from 25 to reach the top ten, while Sophia Somajo and Fleur East both enter the top twenty. The highest debut of the week is “80’s Mercedes,” the first of three entries this week from Maren Morris’s self-titled debut EP; Majid Jordan, American Authors, another song from Cam’s Untamed, and Pony Pony Run Run also debut.
Adele holds the top spot with “Hello” while also moving “Water Under The Bridge” to a new peak of #3. Cam also rebounds again with “Burning House,” now in the runner-up spot. Alessia Cara moves her vocal collaboration with Sebastian Kole, “Stone,” into the top ten. Speaking of “Burning House,” EZA and Aaron Krause’s new cover of the Cam hit is the week’s highest debut at #36. CAFUNÉ scores a pair of entries from debut EP Love Songs For Other People, as does Troye Sivan from his album Blue Neighbourhood, while Cam gets another four from debut album Untamed.
Carly Rae runs away with a fifth week at #1 while continuing to secure three other slots in the top ten. Felix Cartal and Nikki Yanofsky jump into the top five; Alessia Cara, Andrew Ripp, and Grace Mitchell all move into the top twenty. Inside the top fifty, Cam rebounds with a new peak for “Burning House” at #46; below, Maddie & Tae and Justin Bieber each make big climbs. EZA is the week’s highest debut, returning with a new single, “We Keep The Lights Out.” New tracks from Montaigne, Maddie & Tae, CRUISR, Grace Mitchell, and Max Frost also notch their first weeks, while Audien and Lady Antebellum’s collaboration “Something Better” returns to its original peak of #94.
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 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.