Billboard has more than 200 different weekly charts, encompassing numerous genres and formats.
While established artists often compete for a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and Billboard 200 albums ranking, which track the most popular songs and albums of the week, respectively, up-and-coming talents typically start off on genre-specific lists.
Here’s a look at 10 titles by artists who appear on surveys for the first time on the Nov. 11-dated charts.
The singer-songwriter from Statesboro, Ga., is now a Billboard-charting artist thanks to his new single “Boys Back Home” featuring Dylan Scott. The collab, released Oct. 27 via Sony Music Nashville, debuts at No. 49 on Hot Country Songs with 2.4 million U.S. streams and 2,000 downloads sold in its opening week, according to Luminate. It also starts at No. 9 on Country Digital Song Sales, while Marlowe debuts at No. 37 on the Emerging Artists chart.
TikTok, where Marlowe boasts nearly 500,000 followers, has been a significant factor in the song’s growing profile. A portion of the track has been used in over 4,000 clips on the platform, where Marlowe had teased the song leading up to its release.
While Marlowe makes his first chart appearance as a recording artist, he logged one previous entry as a songwriter. He co-wrote (along with Jimi Bell and Joe Fox) Jon Pardi’s 2022 hit “Last Night Lonely,” which spent a week at No. 1 on Country Airplay, and reached No. 5 on Hot Country Songs and No. 27 on the Hot 100.
Marlowe, now based in Nashville, has been releasing his own music since 2018 and dropped his debut eight-track EP, Dirt Road When I Die, in July. He’s slated to open for Morgan Wallen on the Atlanta tour stop of his One Night at a Time World Tour on Nov. 10. He also has a supporting slot on HARDY’s The Mockingbird & The Crow Tour in December.
The band scores its first appearance on Billboard’s charts with its breakthrough single, “Hotline.” The song, self-released Aug. 3 and now being promoted by Glassnote Entertainment Group, debuts at No. 38 on Alternative Airplay (up 3% in plays). Bby is comprised of Benjy Gibson (whose brother, Fred Again.., has maintained a steady presence on Billboard’s dance/electronic charts), Dragonking, Deon Graham, Tommaso Medica and Tom Parkin.
The group has released two other songs: “Money Body” on Sept. 12, and “Gold Teeth & Fenty” on Oct. 26.
The Los Angeles-based social media influencer and rapper is new to Billboard’s charts with her breakout song, “Barbie.” The track, released Oct. 2 on Milf Music, debuted on the TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart dated Oct. 21 and rose 13-8 on the Nov. 4 ranking. The song’s success now sparks her No. 30 debut on the Nov. 11-dated Emerging Artists chart.
TikTok has been instrumental in the song’s growing profile, as a portion of the track has been used in over 400,000 clips on the platform.
Outside of “Barbie,” Jaidyn Alexis has released three other songs on streaming services: “Stewie” in June, “Workout” in July and “Post Opp, in September. On Oct. 24, she announced on Instagram, alongside her boyfriend Blueface that she had signed with Columbia Records.
The rapper scores his first Billboard chart hit with “Soak City (Do It).” The song, released in June on sa.vo sounds, rose 29-27 on the Nov. 4-dated TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart, after debuting on the Oct. 7 list. This week, 310babii debuts at No. 31 on the latest Emerging Artists chart.
The song appears on the rapper’s debut full-length LP Lottery Pick, released in June. “Soak City (Do It)” has also been boosted by a remix featuring Mustard, OhGeesy, BlueBucksClan, Tyga and Blueface, released Sept. 8. The track has also soundtracked over 300,000 clips on TikTok.
The Philadelphia-based artist makes her first Billboard chart appearance thanks to her featured spot Brent Faiyaz’s “Outside All Night,” also featuring A$AP Rocky. The track, released Oct. 27 on Faiyaz’s new project Larger Than Life, debuts at No. 10 on Hot R&B Songs and No. 26 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 5.2 million U.S. streams.
The set starts at No. 2 on Top R&B Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200 with 42,000 equivalent album units in its first week.
N3WYRKLA (“New York LA”; real name Nyla Nasir) has released one project on streaming services so far: her debut six-track EP SELFishly enTITLED, which arrived Aug. 25.
The rapper, from Landover, Md., in the Prince George’s County suburb of Washington, D.C., arrives on Billboard’s charts thanks to his featured appearance on Brent Faiyaz’s “Last One Left,” also featuring Missy Elliott. The cut, released Oct. 27 on Faiyaz’s new mixtape Larger Than Life, debuts at No. 11 on Hot R&B Songs and No. 31 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 4.8 million U.S. streams. (The set starts at No. 2 on Top R&B Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200 with 42,000 equivalent album units in its first week.)
Lil Gray has released seven solo studio albums, dating to 2018’s Tag Program/Talented and Gifted. He released his most recent project, Swipe Renaissance, in February. He has also collaborated with Goonew, Joony and Sparkheem, among others.
Tommy Richman & FELIX!
Both artists earn their first Billboard chart placements thanks to their featured appearances on Brent Faiyaz’s “Upset.” The song, released Oct. 27 on Faiyaz’s new project Larger Than Life, debuts at No. 12 on Hot R&B Songs and No. 33 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 4.6 million U.S. streams. (The set starts at No. 2 on Top R&B Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200 with 42,000 equivalent album units in its first week.)
Richman, from Virginia, released his debut solo seven-track set Alligator in October 2022. FELIX! is a member of the Brockton, Mass.-based hip-hop collective Van Buren Records, which has dropped two full-length LPs: Bad for Press in 2021 and DSM in 2022. He released his debut LP, In Bloom, Forever in 2019 (under the moniker Lord Felix).
A$AP Ant & CruddyMurda
Both artists land on Billboard’s charts for the first time thanks to their featured appearances on Brent Faiyaz’s “On This Side.” The song, released Oct. 27 on Faiyaz’s new mixtape Larger Than Life, debuts at No. 24 on the Hot R&B Songs chart with 2.9 million U.S. streams. (The set starts at No. 2 on Top R&B Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200 with 42,000 equivalent album units in its first week.)
A$AP Ant (real name Adam Kirkman), from Baltimore, has been a member of the hip-hop collective A$AP Mob for over a decade. He contributed to both of the act’s full-length studio LPs, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends in 2016, and Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy in 2017. He has also released nearly a dozen of his own albums, dating to his debut solo project The Prelude in 2018. His most recent album, The Postlude, dropped in March. CruddyMurda has released four solo LPs, most recently #FreeTheCruddy in September.
VaporGod reaches Billboard’s charts for the first time thanks to “Diamondz n Roses.” The viral hit, released in March, debuts at No. 33 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with 1.1 million official U.S. streams (up 96%) in the latest tracking week. The song has been bolstered by sped-up, slowed-down and looped versions and a Mr Rizz mix. An EP with all versions of the song was released Oct. 26.
TikTok has been key to the song’s growing profile, as a portion of the original track has been used in over 130,000 clips on the platform.
The Florida-based artist makes his first appearance on Billboard‘s charts thanks to his viral breakout song “Life Imitates Art.” The song, released in 2022 on his debut LP Kenopsia (released via deadAir Management), debuts at No. 23 on the Hot Hard Rock Songs chart with 525,000 official U.S. streams earned. TikTok has been a major factor in the song’s growing profile, as a portion of the track has been used in over 16,000 clips on the platform to date.