Each week Pandora shares highlights from its Trendsetters Chart. Compiled using data obtained from Next Big Sound, this chart shows the top 20 artists listeners have been using to create the highest number of stations from over the past week, and reflects which up-and-coming artists are currently trending on the platform.
Two of this week's Trendsetter Chart highlights from Pandora:
Anderson East is Ready for His Encore!
Anderson East makes his debut on the Trendsetters chart at #13 after seeing over 3,400 artist station adds in this past week. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter has a sound that is hard to define, spanning a spectrum of genres ranging from country to blues to Southern Rock, but it’s a winning combination that has garnered him major buzz and fans both in and out of the industry. Following the success of his major-record label debut album Delilah, Anderson East is back with his recently released album Encore, which features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton, and Ryan Adams. We hope he’s ready for many more encores!
The Sky’s the Limit for Lil Skies!
After steadily climbing his way up the Trendsetters chart for the past five weeks, Lil Skies has secured his highest ranked position yet coming in at #2 this week. This follows his Billboard Hot 100 debut with his viral hits “Red Roses” and “Nowadays.” The 19-year-old rapper from Pennsylvania caught the attention of many last year when he released the Cole Bennett directed music video for his song “Red Roses,” which has since racked up over 30 million views on YouTube. 2018 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for the rookie rapper as he is fresh off Lil Uzi Vert’s “Very Uzi Christmas” tour and has already teased a collaboration with Gucci Mane. If you haven’t already heard of Lil Skies, you will soon.