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Three top 20 newbies are the fastest-growing acts on July’s Radar Station chart, in the form of US rappers Stunna 4 Vegas, Coi Leray and Blanco Brown
By Anna Grace on 09 Aug 2019
North Carolina rapper Stunna 4 Vegas leads the Radar Station chart for July, followed by fellow rappers and Radar debutants Coi Leray and Blanco Brown.
Collaborations with the likes of DaBaby and Offset have seen Stunna 4 Vegas raise his profile since the release of debut album Big 4X in May.
Currently touring the United States, the rapper – who grew up listening to the likes of TI, Gucci and Lil Wayne – is best known for tracks ‘Ashley’ and ‘Animal’, both featuring fellow North Carolina dweller DaBaby.
The Radar Station algorithm calculates the fastest-growing new artists by combining data across a number of online platforms, including Spotify, Facebook, Songkick and Last.fm. Last month’s chart topper was Italian production trio Meduza.
Hot on Stunna 4 Vegas’ heels is Coi Leray, daughter of Boston-born rapper Benzino. Garnering fame via songs released on Soundcloud, Leray released her debut mixtape, EveryThingCoZ, in 2018. The follow-up, EC2, came earlier this year, preceding US and European tour dates.
Collaborations with the likes of DaBaby and Offset have seen Stunna 4 Vegas raise his profile
The artist played at festivals including Live Nation-promoted Lollapalooza in Chicago.
Country trap artist Blanco Brown is best known for breakthrough hit ‘The Git Up’, which saw the singer spend four weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The song currently has almost 59 million listens on Spotify.
The hybrid nature of Brown’s music is inspired by his childhood, listening to hip hop artists at home in Atlanta and spending summers surrounded by country music in rural Butler, Georgia.
The artist, represented by United Talent Agency worldwide, has produced for high-profile acts including Chris Brown and Pitbull.
See below for a Spotify playlist of this month’s top 20, as well as the full chart with links to artists’ Facebook pages and booking agency details.
|This month||Last month||Artist||Country||Agency|
|1||65||Stunna 4 Vegas||US||-|
|2||28||Coi Leray||US||Paradigm (excl. N. America)|
|4||37||Tones and I||AU||Paradigm (North America), Free Trade (Europe), Lonely Lands (AU/NZ)|
|6||22||Sueco the Child||US||-|
|8||68||Digdat||UK||Primary (excl. N. America)|
|9||156||Unknown T||UK||Echo Location Talent|
|12||316||Yung Baby Tate||US||-|
|14||105||Alfie Templeman||UK||Primary (excl. N. America)|
|16||42||Rini||AU||New World Artists (AU), Unified Music Group (RoW)|
|19||221||Tm88||US||Paradigm (excl. Europe)|
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