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Coi Leray continues Radar Station domination

In a Radar Station first, New Jersey-born rapper Coi Leray has topped the chart for the third time in November – and the second time in as many months, following a brief usurpation by Australian drill act OneFour in September.

Speaking to IQ last month, Paradigm’s Mike Malak, who represents Leray together with Alex Hardee, attributed the rapper’s fast-growing popularity to her reworking of the urban genre and unique style.

Leray (pictured), who is signed with Republic Records, got her breakthrough with the single ‘Huddy’ in September 2018, which now has over 3.2 million listens on Spotify. The artist’s latest track, ‘Add It’, was released last month, as Leray prepares for her first headline tour in 2020.

Climbing into silver-medal position is University of San Francisco student 24kGoldn, real name Golden Landis Von Jones, who held third place in last month’s Radar Station. The rapper is playing at Rolling Loud Los Angeles festival on 14 December, which is headlined by the likes of Chance the Rapper, Future and Lil Uzi Vert.

Nasty Cherry, the brainchild of UK singer Charli XCX, come in at third. The female four-piece made waves last month with the release of their six-episode Netflix reality series I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry, described by the Guardian as “a riotous clash of Big Brother meets Drag Race meets Spice World”.

The Radar Station algorithm calculates the fastest-growing new artists by combining data across a number of online platforms, including Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Songkick and Last.fm.

See below for a Spotify playlist of last month’s Radar Station top 20, plus the full chart with links to artists’ social pages and contact details.

This monthLast monthArtistCountry
11Coi LerayUS
2324kGoldnUS
346Nasty CherryUK
45King CombsUS
5-Kaash PaigeUS
69Ms BanksUK
76LightskinkeishaUS
8-Baby KeemUS
955Flo MilliUS
102HP BoyzAU
1195VegynUK
1239Mae MullerUK
13-Catie TurnerUS
14292Rei AmiUS
1526LuckiUS
1618JC StewartIE
1711Sophie RoseUS
18-Greentea PengUK
19326Moby RichUS
207Sueco the ChildUS

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The Radar Station: Coi Leray makes it two in October

After a brief dethronement in September, Coi Leray was once again the fastest-growing new act last month, becoming only the second artist to twice place top the monthly Radar Station chart. Rising US hip-hop star Leray was the No 1 artist in August, and second the following month, when she briefly ceded first place to Australian drill rappers OneFour.

October saw her equal a feat previously managed only by Megan thee Stallion, who spent two months at No 1 in April and May 2019. (Megan thee Stallion has gone on work with Nicki Minaj and Chance the Rapper and sign a management deal with Roc Nation – as well as spawn a meme in the form of ‘Hot Girl Summer’.)

“Coi is challenging the norms in the urban genre and setting herself apart from other artists, which is clearly showing now as the momentum ramps up,” Paradigm London’s Mike Malak, who represents Leray jointly with Alex Hardee, tells IQ.

October saw Leray equal a feat previously managed only by Megan thee Stallion

The Republic-signed rapper’s 2018 break-out single, ‘Huddy’, remains her most-listened track, though Leray continues to release new music ahead of her first headline tour in 2020. She is currently on the road in the US, supporting Canadian rapper Killy.

The Radar Station algorithm calculates the fastest-growing new artists by combining data across a number of online platforms, including Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Songkick and Last.fm.

At No 2 in October was another Australian drill act, Melbourne-based Samoans HP Boyz, who climbed from 16th, illustrating growing international interest in the genre – while a new entry, US student rapper 24kGoldn, was third.

See below for a Spotify playlist of last month’s Radar Station top 20, plus the full chart with links to artists’ social pages and contact details.

This monthLast monthArtistCountry
12Coi LerayUS
216HP BoyzAU
3-24kGoldnUS
41OnefourAU
57King CombsUS
612LightskinkeishaUS
75Sueco the ChildUS
813Benny the ButcherUS
918Ms BanksUK
109AmbjaayUS
1114Sophie RoseUS
1244Baby RoseUS
1321Hooligan HefsAU
1417InhalerIE
15-83 BabiesUS
1615Joba (Brockhampton)US
1723Mal and QuillUS
18110JC StewartUK
1981Isaac DunbarUS
20115Chris LorenzoUS

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‘She’s an incredibly talented artist’: Coi Leray is No1 in Aug

After narrowly missing out on the top spot in July, New Jersey-born hip-hop act Coi Leray was the fastest-growing new artist in August 2019, the latest Radar Station chart reveals.

The daughter of Boston rapper Benzino, Leray (real name Britanny Collins) built her fanbase via Soundcloud and signed to Republic Records just nine months after uploading her first song, ‘Goofy Ass Niggas’. She released her debut mixtape, EveryThingCoZ (pronounced “cosy”), in 2018 and a follow-up, EC2, earlier this year, which preceded US and European tour dates, including festival slots at Lollapalooza in Chicago and LadyLand in Brooklyn, New York.

Her break-out single, ‘Huddy’, meanwhile, is at 3.2 million YouTube views at the time of writing, while ‘Save the Day’, a collaboration with Ski Mask the Slump God, Jacquees and LouGotCash, appeared on the soundtrack to Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

“Coi is an incredibly talented artist,” says Mike Malak of Paradigm UK, who represents Leray (pictured) alongside Alex Hardee. “Coming off the back of a successful festival season, Coi has built some strong foundations and is recognised in key European markets by all the relevant tastemakers, which will serve us well for her first headline tour in 2020.”

“Coi has built some strong foundations and is recognised in key European markets by all the relevant tastemakers”

At No 2 is 19-year-old Angeleño rapper Ambjaay, who capitalised on continued streaming success for his early summer smash, the Latin-themed ‘Uno’, to climb 61 places between July and August. Recently signed to Columbia Records, he is yet to find agency representation and can be booked by emailing a1mt.jmay@gmail.com.

In third is another new entry, Christian ‘King’ Combs – son of Sean, aka Puff Daddy – who just missed out on the top 20 in July. He released his latest singles, ‘Surf’ and ‘The West’, both of which appeared on his Cyncerely, C3 EP on Bad Boy Entertainment, last month.

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. July’s chart-topper was North Carolina rapper Stunna 4 Vegas.

See below for a Spotify playlist of last month’s top 20, plus the full chart with links to artists’ Facebook pages and booking agency details.

This monthLast monthArtistCountry
12Coi LerayUS
263AmbjaayUS
321King CombsUS
418OnefourAU
57LightskinkeishaUS
611Domo WilsonUS
76Sueco the ChildUS
813Black PumasUS
922Johnny UtahUS
1028Benny the ButcherUS
1147Flo MilliUS
1217Sub UrbanUS
1331Ms BanksUK
1420Quin NfnUS
158DigDatUK
1632Yung ToryCA
1729AshnikkoUK
18211JZACUS
19140The Murder CapitalIE
2038Jean DeauxUS

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Radar Station newcomer Stunna 4 Vegas July’s top act

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 monthLast monthArtistCountryAgency
165Stunna 4 VegasUS-
228Coi LerayUSParadigm (excl. N. America)
369Blanco BrownUSUTA
437Tones and IAUParadigm (North America), Free Trade (Europe), Lonely Lands (AU/NZ)
523Lil GotitUSAPA
622Sueco the ChildUS-
7122LightskinkeishaUS-
868DigdatUKPrimary (excl. N. America)
9156Unknown TUKEcho Location Talent
10424Rod WaveUS-
11134Domo WilsonUS-
12316Yung Baby TateUS-
13126Black PumasUSParadigm
14105Alfie TemplemanUKPrimary (excl. N. America)
1583Otoboke BeaverJAPDamnably
1642RiniAUNew World Artists (AU), Unified Music Group (RoW)
1736Sub UrbanUS-
1831OnefourAU-
19221Tm88USParadigm (excl. Europe)
2041Quin NfnUS-

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