01 – 04 – 2021

Pop Chart (Week 13, 2021)

frtyfve artist Micky tops this week's Instrumental Pop Chart, moving up 8 positions thanks to massive moments on TikTok and the release of his latest single 'Try'. Elsewhere, Sebastian Zalo, Cameron Hayes and LAX return and there's new entries from around the world.

Topping the Instrumental Pop Chart this week is British singer-songwriter Micky, moving up from 9th place in our last chart following the official release of his cover of P!nk's ‘Try’ on March 25th. In the week since the song was released, Micky’s Spotify followers and YouTube subscribers have increased by 12%.

The release of ‘Try’ comes after massive growth for Micky on TikTok, where two of his videos now have over 1.5m views. Micky now has over 400k followers and 6.4m cumulative likes on TikTok, and gained 22k new followers on Instagram since his cover of ‘The Wellerman’ went viral in early March. This cross platform growth has led to a 4 point increase in Micky’s Ix Score - our proprietary metric combining streaming and social growth - since our last chart.

You might recognise our #2 entry Sebastian Zalo from our last Hip Hop chart. The Norweigen pop rapper has continued to grow on Spotify thanks to editorial support in local playlists Morgenkaffee and Flammer. Since our last Hip Hop chart, Zalo’s Spotify followers have increased by a further 15.5%.

Another returning act, Cameron Hayes continues her Hot Streak, which has now lasted over 30 days. Her YouTube and TikTok covers have continued to drive thousands of views, with her subscribers on the former platform doubling since our last chart. Hayes’ Spotify followers have also increased by 51% since she last appeared on the chart, thanks to editorial support for the Dimension track ‘Devotion’, which features Hayes’ vocals and currently has 9.1m streams.

African artists continue to make an impact, with new entry WurlD is at #4 thanks to continued growth on Spotify and LAX returning to the chart at #6 thanks to editorial playlist support from Spotify, featuring in Afropop (217k) and Tantalizers (56k). We also have new entries from the USA in the form of Ian McConnell, Chloe Angelides and Saint Nomad, who all received significant editorial attention from Spotify since our last chart.

Repping the UK, alt R&B singer-songwriter Alewya enters the pop chart at #5 thanks to growth on YouTube and Spotify around the release of her latest single ‘The Code’, whilst Kings Elliot grew her Spotify following by 16.7% off the back of a viral TikTok announcing her new single ‘Bitter Tonic’.

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