Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart is basically what you think it sounds like, and if you’re a rising star in the world of music, this is exactly where you want to be. So naturally, it’s pretty exciting to see some Aussie talent, such as Tash Sultana, on top of the chart this week.
As The Music reports, Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart is dedicated to tracking “the fastest accelerating artists during the past week, across all major social music sites, statistically predicted to achieve future success.” So basically, it’s a pretty good indicator of success.
If you’re on there, it’s because the chances of your being the next big thing are pretty high, according to social media sites around the world. But of course, there’s every chance that appearing on there is somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy; maybe your profile rises because you’re on there? Either way, it’s where any rising star wants to be.
If you need any proof about how accurate the chart’s predictions are, you need only look back at the charts of recent years. September 8th, 2015 saw fellow Aussies Boy & Bear at the number two spot, one spot below Old Dominion who have since gone on to top the US Country Charts.
Now, after spending a number of weeks in the top reaches of the charts, our own Tash Sultana has topped the charts. One spot above Californian band LANY, and two above Lil Peep, there’s no telling just where a spot on this list could see Tash Sultana end up.
After hitting number three on the 2016 Hottest 100 back in January, 2018 is set to see Tash Sultana release her debut album. Who knows just how many charts she’ll top after that one drops?
Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart
1. Tash Sultana
3. Lil Peep
4. A$AP Twelvyy
5. Maggie Lindemann
6. Ella Eyre
9 . PRETTYMUCH
10. New Hope Club
12. J Hus
15. Billie Eilish