Billboard + Twitter Realtime Charts: Emerging Picks of the Week
This week,, we have chosen three artists whose music will have listeners celebrating in time for the Fourth of July weekend. The artists, who spurred fan engagement as a result of the release of their recent music videos, were chosen from the weekly Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists Chart. The chart tracks growing artists who have less than 50,000 Twitter followers and who have not yet appeared on the top 50 of the Billboard 100. Below are this week's picks!
After Smallpools released their four-song debut EP on July 16, their song "Dreaming" qauickly appeared on the Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Following the song's initial release in HypeMachine, it immeicdatley shot to No. 1 within three days and has sold over 12,000 downloads to date, according to Neilsen SoundScan. Needless to say, the fans are talking, moving "Dreaming" into No. 24 on the Emerging Artists chart this week.
SPOON, 'RENT I PAY"
On June 10, Spoon returned after a four-year absence and released an "unofficial video" for the new single, "Rent I Pay," on YouTube, directed by Kim Colemen. "Rent I Pay" is from the new Loma Vista/Concord Music Group album, They Want My Soul, which is set to debut on August 5. The release of Spoon's music video caused the track to chart at No. 36 for the week.
D-WHY, 'SINGLE IN THE SUMMER"
The song, "Single in the Summer," by D-Why, should be considered the 2014 summer anthem for all singles out there. The song, released alongside D-Why's new EP, Young, Loved, Hated & Broke, was given a cleverly edited video, which pieces together clips of strikingly beautiful women and memorable scenes of old-school shows such as Saved by the Bell, Happy Days and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Evidently, the fans agree with D-Why's lyrics, "Ain't nothing like being single in the summer," as the song appears at No. 39 on the Emerging Artists Chart.
This story originally appeared on Billboard.com.