Orville Peck comes in again Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart (dated April 23) at No. 1 to become the best emerging act in the US for the first time, thanks to his new second studio LP, Bronco.
The set comes in at number 4 on Americana/Folk Albums, number 11 on Top Country Albums and number 13 on Top Rock Albums with 12,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week of April 8-14, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data. It also opens at number 80 on the Billboard 200 for all genres, earning the fringe-and-mask singer-songwriter his first entry on the chart.
Peck is the first Emerging Artists leader to appear on Top Country Albums since Elvie Shane in October.
Envy of None debuts at No. 5 on Emerging Artists, while the self-titled debut LP opens at No. 24 on Top Albums Sales (4,100 copies sold). The act is the new side project of longtime Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson.
Plus, Lucius re-enters Emerging Artists at number 9, reaching the top 10 for the first time, as his fourth LP, second naturedebuts at No. 28 on Top Album Sales (3,600 sold).
The Emerging Artists chart ranks the week’s hottest emerging artists, 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 each week.) However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have made the top 25 of the Hot 100. or Billboard 200, as well as artists who have made two or more top 10s on Billboard‘Hot’ song genre charts and/or consumption-based ‘Top’ album genre rankings.
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