Pinkfong tops Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated March 30), becoming the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time.
Pinkfong's rise is driven largely by its viral single "Baby Shark," which ranks at No. 12 on the Streaming Songs chart with 21.7 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music.
On the Billboard Hot 100, the song spends an 11th week in the top 40, at No. 37. Plus, Pinkfong Presents: The Best of Baby Shark tallies a second week atop the Kid Albums chart with 4,000 copies sold.
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.
Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart's top five, Lil Nas X rises 5-2, reaching a new peak thanks to his viral hit "Old Town Road," which gallops into the Hot 100's top 40 (51-32); City Girls hold at No. 3; Lauv repeats at No. 4; and Morgan Wallen climbs 7-5.
Rapper 42 Dugg makes his Billboard chart debut, entering Emerging Artists at No. 43 as his debut LP Young and Turnt enters Heatseekers Albums at No. 4 with 1,000 copies sold. 42 Dugg is signed to Yo Gotti's Collective Music Group label.
Plus, former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke arrives at No. 47 on Emerging Artists as her new single "Low Key," featuring Tyga, bullets at No. 26 on the Pop Songs airplay chart and jumps 33-27 on Rhythmic Songs.