Dua Lipa Rules Emerging Artists Chart

Xander Zellner | September 14, 2017

Dua Lipa is the top emerging act in the U.S., as the singer climbs 2-1 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated Sept. 23). The move is fueled by her single "New Rules," which reaches a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 62.

"Rules" is up in all metrics, earning 11 million U.S. streams (a 17 percent increase); 6.5 million radio audience impressions (up 27 percent); and 9,000 downloads sold (up 17 percent) in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.

The Emerging Artists chart (which relaunched with the list dated Sept. 2) uses 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. 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.

Streaming contributes the majority of the 22-year-old London-based pop singer-songwriter's Emerging Artists points (43 percent), followed by digital song sales (24 percent).

Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart's top five, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson leaps 10-2; Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley jumps 12-3 following the release of his new single "Beef" (featuring Meek Mill); A Boogie Wit da Hoodie lifts 6-4, as Chris Brown's "Pills and Automobiles," on which the rapper is featured with Yo Gotti and Kodak Black, debuts at No. 49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart; and rockers The Revivalists rise 8-5, as "Wish I Knew You" reaches a new Hot 100 peak (No. 84).

Also notably, Gabbie Hanna makes her Billboard chart debut at No. 22 on Emerging Artists on the strength of her first single, "Out Loud," which concurrently opens on the Digital Song Sales chart at No. 30 with 16,000 downloads sold. Hanna developed an audience on Vine (before its discontinuation in October 2016) and later on YouTube, where she now boasts 5 million followers. Hanna, who released the lyric video for "Out Loud" Sept. 6, will also appear as a correspondent on MTV's revived Total Request Live, which returns to MTV Oct. 2, after a nearly nine-year break.

Check out this week's full Emerging Artists chart here.

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About the author: Xander Zellner is an Associate Charts Manager at Billboard.