This week we welcome two newcomers to the Trendsetters Chart! The Band of Heathens and Gunna both make their Trendsetters debut after seeing some major spikes in their artist station adds and social media engagement. Keep your eyes peeled for these two rising artists!
American Idol Boosts The Band of Heathens!
Despite its up-and-down past, American Idol proved it is still has influential power by propelling The Band of Heathens to #5 on our list of Trendsetters. After a contestant won over the judges with his performance of their song “Hurricane,” the Austin-based rockers enjoyed a week-on-week increase in Pandora artist station adds of nearly 1,000 percent. The band also saw a 675% increase in Instagram followers and a 640% increase in Wikipedia page views week on week.
Gunna Ushers in Drip Season
Thanks to Atlanta rapper Gunna, winter is officially over and drip season has begun. The 24-year-old recently dropped his latest mixtape Drip Season 3, which featured collaborations with Yung Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and Lil Yachty and production credits from Metro Boomin and London on Da Track. The project led to a 250% increase in Twitter followers as well as a 350% lift in Instagram followers month on month for the young rapper. He’s also currently seeing over 3,300 Pandora artist station adds per week.