Plus, Joe Bonamassa’s new group The Sleep Eazys and pop prankster Oliver Tree debut.
Brooklyn rapper Saint Jhn rises to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated April 25), becoming the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time thanks to his breakthrough single “Roses (Imanbek Remix).”
The track takes over at No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and hits a new high on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, rising from No. 30 to No. 26, with 13.6 million U.S. streams (up 5%), 10.2 million radio audience impressions (up 47%) and 6,000 downloads sold (up 3%), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Saint Jhn (real name: Carlos St. John) first released “Roses” in 2016. Kazakh producer Imanbek’s remix was released last September, sparking the song’s global chart action. It ruled the Official UK Singles chart for two weeks beginning March 28 and has hit the top 10 of multiple international surveys.
Saint Jhn dethrones Ingrid Andress atop Emerging Artists, after she ruled for two weeks, thanks to her breakout single “More Hearts Than Mine.” The track by Andress, now at No. 2 on the tally, reaches the Hot Country Songs top five, pushing 8-5, and rises 37-32 on the Hot 100.
The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists of the week, using the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and the Social 50. (The Artist 100 lists the most popular acts, overall, each week.) However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard‘s ‘Hot’ song genre charts and/or consumption-based ‘Top’ album genre rankings.
Among other moves on the Emerging Artists chart, The Sleep Eazys make their Billboard chart debut, arriving at No. 16 on Emerging Artists, as the group’s introductory LP, Easy to Buy, Hard to Sell, begins at No. 45 on Top Album Sales with 2,000 copies sold. The group is a new side-project from Joe Bonamassa, who boasts a record 22 No. 1s on the Blues Albums chart.
Plus, Oliver Tree debuts at No. 44, thanks to his single “Let Me Down,” which debuts at No. 9 on the Hot Rock Songs chart (2.1 million streams, 2,000 sold), earning him his first top 10.
Check out this week’s full Emerging Artists chart here.