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10 First-Timers on Billboard’s Charts This Week: ScarLip, Alex Isley, Destin Conrad, Chriseanrock & More

These acts are brand new to Billboard's charts, dated Nov. 4.

ScarLip "No Statements"

ScarLip "No Statements"


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Billboard has more than 200 different weekly charts in its menu, 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 artists who appear on surveys for the first time on the Nov. 4-dated charts.

ScarLip

The New York City-based rapper (real name: Sierra Lewis) scores her first Billboard chart appearance with “No Statements.” The track, released Sept. 15 via Broken Child/Epic Records, debuts at No. 40 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (up 36% in plays, according to Luminate). TikTok has been a big player in the song’s growing profile, as a portion of the track has been used in over 70,000 clips on the platform to date. (Activity on TikTok is not included in Billboard’s charts except for the recently launched TikTok Billboard Top 50).

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ScarLip has released eight other songs on streaming services, including her collaboration with Snoop Dogg, “This Is Cali,” in May. Earlier this year, Billboard named her track “This Is New York” one of the 50 best songs of 2023 so far. ScarLip joins a growing list of female rappers from New York to break through this year, along with Ice Spice, Lola Brooke and Flo Milli.

Alex Isley

The singer-songwriter from New Jersey arrives on Billboard’s charts thanks to her collaborative album with Terrace Martin, I Left My Heart in Ladera. The set, released Oct. 20 on IRD/Sounds of Crenshaw/BMG, debuts at No. 2 on Contemporary Jazz Albums and No. 22 on Jazz Albums with 1,000 equivalent album units earned in its opening week.

Isley, the daughter of music legend and chart veteran Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers, has been releasing music for over a decade. She’s released three other albums: Dreams in Analog (2013), L U X U R Y (2015) and Marigold, with Jack Dine (2022). In 2020, her collab with Cautious Clay and Raedio, “Reaching,” appeared in the fourth season of HBO’s Insecure. She’s also collaborated Lucky Daye, Robert Glasper, Masego and serpentwithfeet, among others.

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Destin Conrad

The Tampa, Fla. native debuts on Billboard’s charts for the first time thanks to his featured appearance on Mahalia’s “It’s Not Me, It’s You.” Released in July via Atlantic Records on Mahalia’s latest LP, IRL, the song debuts at No. 27 on Adult R&B Airplay (up 19% in plays).

Conrad has released three solo LPs so far: Colorway (2021), Satin (2022) and Submissive (last Friday, Oct. 27). The new nine-track set, released on Above Ground Entertainment, also includes collaborations with Masego and Jordan Ward. Billboard named the Masego collab, “Super Paradise,” as one of its recent R&B/Hip-Hop Fresh Picks of the Week. He’s previously released songs with Amaria, Ambre, Duckwrth, Kiana Lede and Musiq Soulchild.

Chriseanrock

The rapper and reality TV personality is officially a Billboard-charting artist, thanks to her new collaboration with Lil Mabu, “Mr. Take Ya B*tch.” The song, which the pair self-released Oct. 17, debuts at No. 33 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, with 7.1 million official U.S. streams earned in its first full week of tracking (Oct. 20-26). The song also helps her debut at No. 37 on Emerging Artists.

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Chriseanrock (a mash-up of her real name, Chrisean Rock) has appeared on the past three seasons of the Zeus reality show Baddies (Baddies South, Baddies West and Baddies East). Since 2022, she has also starred in her own Zeus reality show, Blueface & Chrisean: Crazy in Love, alongside her former boyfriend with whom she has a child, Blueface. “Mr. Take Ya B*tch” is a diss track aimed at the rapper. Chriseanrock has released nearly a dozen other songs on streaming platforms, all since 2020.

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Head DA DON

The MC notches his first Billboard chart entry, thanks to his featured appearance on Tech N9ne’s “Pull Out.” The track, released in July via Strange Music on Tech N9ne’s 24th studio album Bliss, debuts at No. 39 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (up 13% in plays).

In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Tech N9ne predicted that the song would be a hit. “When I heard that beat from Goodro, then that [‘pull out’] hook from Head DA DON, I knew immediately that the song would get us back up on radio and the charts,” he said. “This is just the beginning of the fire songs coming off Bliss.”

Adam Ten & Maori

Both artists score their first Billboard chart placements thanks to their collaboration, “Spring Girl.” Released Aug. 25 on Higher Ground, the track debuts at No. 11 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (up 88% in downloads). The song was boosted by a new mix with Vintage Culture, released Oct. 4.

Adam Ten, from Tel Aviv, has been a familiar face in the Israeli dance scene for over a decade. He has released multiple EPs and DJ’d various events around the globe. Maori, also from Israel, has been releasing music on streaming services as Maori since last year. He has released three EPs this year: South of the Border, in March, This Is Who I Am, with Monro (May), and Pillow Fight (July). The two also teamed up for the track “NCO,” released in August.

Ela Taubert

The Colombian singer-songwriter hits Billboard’s charts for the first time with her single “Y Si Eras Tu.” The song, released Sept. 8 on Universal Music Latino/UMLE, debuts at No. 19 on Latin Pop Airplay (up 121% in audience). In March, Taubert released her first EP, the five-track Quien Dijo Que Era Facil?

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Frizk

Frizk arrives on Billboard’s charts with his viral breakthrough hit “All My Fellas (Pose 4 the Camera).” It debuts at No. 24 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with 190,000 official U.S. streams. TikTok has been a major factor in the song’s growing profile, as a portion of the track has been used in over 30,000 clips on the platform to date.

Frizk released his debut LP Forgotten Arcade on Friday (Oct. 27). Before that, he released two songs: “Friend” and “Bossa Break!,” in August and September, respectively.

Luke Harrison

The Australian singer-songwriter is new to Billboard’s charts thanks to his song “Make Me Better.” The track, released Oct. 6 on Duncan Group Entertainment, debuts at No. 25 on Adult Contemporary airplay (up 283% in plays). Harrison has released four other songs on streaming services: “Free,” “Purpose,” “Heroes” and “You’ll Never Change.”

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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