10 First-Timers on Billboard’s Charts This Week: Kenya Grace, Britney Manson, Tim Montana & More
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Billboard is a renowned music chart that tracks the popularity of songs and albums across various genres. While established artists aim for the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, up-and-coming talents often start their journey on genre-specific lists. In this article, we will explore two artists who have recently made their debut on the Billboard charts.
Kenya Grace, a talented British singer-songwriter, has made her Billboard chart debut with her breakthrough song "Strangers." Released on September 1 via KGJ/Major Recordings/Warner Records, the track has already gained significant traction. It debuted at No. 5 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, accumulating 3.3 million streams and selling 1,000 downloads in its opening week in the United States.
"Strangers" also secured the No. 4 spot on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart, No. 20 on the Hot 100's Bubbling Under ranking, No. 56 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, and No. 79 on the Billboard Global 200. In Kenya Grace's home country, the song entered the Official UK Singles chart at No. 20.
TikTok, a popular social media platform, played a significant role in the song's success. More than 200,000 TikTok clips have featured a portion of the song's audio, including one on Kenya Grace's profile that has garnered over 12 million views. It's worth noting that TikTok's influence is not directly reflected in Billboard's charts. Apart from "Strangers," Kenya Grace has released five other songs, including collaborations with artists like Homebodi and 3STRANGE.
Britney Manson, a Russian-Estonian model and performer, has also made her mark on the Billboard charts with her song "Fashion." Released independently on August 11, the track debuted at No. 41 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. It garnered 677,000 streams in the United States, experiencing a 39% increase.
TikTok has played a crucial role in the song's growth, with over 30,000 clips featuring a portion of "Fashion." Britney Manson, who boasts over 1 million followers on TikTok, has used the platform to showcase her runway skills and teach her followers how to walk like famous supermodels.
These two artists, Kenya Grace and Britney Manson, have successfully made their debut on the Billboard charts. With their unique talents and the support of platforms like TikTok, they are poised to make a lasting impact in the music industry. Keep an eye out for their future releases as they continue to climb the charts and captivate audiences worldwide.
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