Black Pumas, Hatchie and Koe Wetzel Debut On Emerging Artists Chart


Plus, Blanco Brown leads for a second week.

Black Pumas make their Billboard chart debut, opening at No. 17 on Emerging Artists (dated July 6), thanks to the group's debut self-titled LP.

Black Pumas debuts at No. 3 on the Heatseekers Albums chart and No. 42 on the all-genre Top Album Sales tally with 3,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. The set sold 2,000 vinyl copies and starts at No. 5 on Vinyl Albums.

The duo consists of singer Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada.

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 Billboard 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.

Blanco Brown tops Emerging Artists for a second week, as his breakout song "The Git Up" vaults from No. 51 to No. 29 on the Hot 100 and 7-4 on Hot Country Songs.

Koe Wetzel makes his chart debut, starting at No. 9 on Emerging Artists, as his debut LP Harold Saul High arrives at No. 10 on Top Country Albums and No. 65 on the Billboard 200 with 10,000 equivalent album units.

Brisbane, Australia dream-pop singer-songwriter Hatchie also makes her chart bow, entering Emerging Artists at No. 40 as her debut LP Keepsake starts at No. 9 on Heatseekers Albums (1,000 sold).

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