Lauv Returns to No. 1 on Emerging Artists Chart, Why Don't We Re-Enters the Top 5


Lauv’s breakout hit ‘I Like Me Better’ hits the top 40 the Billboard Hot 100 at last.

Pop singer-songwriter Lauv returns to No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart (dated July 21), rising 2-1 for a fifth week atop the tally.

The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists 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, the 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.

Lauv's ascent is powered by his breakthrough hit "I Like Me Better," which reaches the top 40 the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 52- 33 in its 22nd week on the chart. The song ties Kodak Black's "Roll in Peace," featuring XXXTentacion, for the steadiest advance to the region in 2018.

"Better" concurrently bumps 8-7 in its 39th week on Pop Songs, as it ties for the third-longest stay in the airplay chart's 25-year history. It also rises 17-15 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart, garnering 57.8 million radio audience impressions in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.

Meanwhile, Why Don't We re-enters Emerging Artists at No. 3, a new peak, as the pop quintet's new track "Talk" arrives at No. 18 on Digital Song Sales with 14,000 sold. The group previously reached No. 5 on Emerging Artists in October 2017.

Elsewhere in the Emerging Artists chart's top five, Queen Naija dips to No. 2 after a week at No. 1, Morgan Evans holds at No. 4 and Morgan Wallen falls 3-5.

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