NLE Choppa returns to No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart (dated June 20) for a record-extending 17th total week at the summit, powered by his single “Walk Em Down,” featuring Roddy Ricch.
The song reaches a new high on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 44 and stands at No. 14 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, with 12.6 million U.S. streams, 6.1 million radio audience impressions and 1,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
NLE Choppa has sent four other songs onto the Hot 100, all since May 2019: “Shotta Flow” (which reached No. 36), “Camelot” (No. 37), “Go Stupid,” with Polo G and Stunna 4 Vegas (No. 60), and “Famous Hoes” (No. 83).
The 17-year-old last led Emerging Artists in January. Dating to the chart’s launch in September 2017, his 17 weeks at No. 1 outpace his closest competitor, Lauv, with 14.
Mt. Joy debuts at No. 3 on Emerging Artists, as its new sophomore LP Rearrange Us opens at No. 3 on Americana/Folk Albums and No. 12 on Alternative Albums with 6,000 equivalent album units. The set also starts at No. 197 on the Billboard 200, marking the act’s first entry on the chart. The album’s “Strangers” concurrently ranks at No. 10 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart (after reaching No. 9 a week ago), where it became the band’s third top 10.
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.
Check out this week’s full Emerging Artists chart here.