Plus, H.E.R. reaches the top five and Death Grips debut in the top 10.
Los Angeles-based rock trio The Record Company debuts at No. 4 on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart (dated July 7), as the group's sophomore studio album All This Life debuts at No. 15 on the Top Rock Albums chart and No. 94 on the Billboard 200 with 7,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music.
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.
All This Life's lead single “Life to Fix” concurrently holds at its No. 2 peak on the Adult Alternative Songs chart, where it's The Record Company's fourth entry. The band's debut album, 2016's Give It Back to You, debuted and peaked at No. 23 on the Top Rock Albums chart.
Lauv returns to No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart for a fourth total week on top, rising 2-1 and dethroning BLACKPINK (1-2) on the strength his single “I Like Me Better.” The track reaches a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100, climbing 47-41 in its 20th week. It also rises 20-17 on the Radio Songs chart, up 15 percent to 53.7 million radio audience impressions.
Rounding out the Emerging Artists chart's top five, Morgan Wallen holds at No. 3 and H.E.R. leaps 19-5 for a new peak. H.E.R.'s gain is due, in part, to her 2017 self-titled debut LP, which hits a new high on the Top R&B Albums chart (13-5; 11,000 units, up 53 percent). Plus, Daniel Caesar's “Best Part,” on which she's featured, hits a new peak on the Hot R&B Songs chart, vaulting 19-10.
Among other Emerging Artists moves, Death Grips debut at No. 7, as the experimental rap-rock group's sixth studio album Year the Snitch opens at No. 10 on Alternative Albums and No. 97 on the Billboard 200 with 7,000 units.
Check out this week's full Emerging Artists chart here.