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Breakthrough 25

The fastest-rising artists of the month

Last Updated 3 weeks Ago

May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Chart Status: FINAL
Methodology

The Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 chart highlights rising artists, offering a preview of the biggest stars of tomorrow. It ranks the artists who are seeing the greatest “unit growth” - i.e. the greatest gains each month in audio streams, the most reflective metrics of today's music landscape. It does not include passive listening, such as terrestrial radio or digital radio. Because the chart focuses on newer music, eligible artists must have been released their debut single or album within the past five years and have reached a certain threshold of consumption (popularity) at the start of the measuring period. Each month, Rolling Stone publishes an official version of the Breakthrough 25 chart, covering the four-week period ending with the previous Thursday. To read more about our methodology, including our weighting practices, visit our General Methodology.

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1

42 Dugg

Unit Growth 26.2M
2

Toosii

Unit Growth 23.1M
3

StarBoi3

Unit Growth 18.8M
4

Lil Poppa

Unit Growth 18.4M
5

Lil Darkie

Unit Growth 17.1M
6

Cico P

Unit Growth 13.9M
7

Bella Poarch

Unit Growth 13.9M
8

Morray

Unit Growth 13.7M
9

Girl In Red

Unit Growth 12.3M
10

Bia

Unit Growth 11.4M
11

Tai Verdes

Unit Growth 11.1M
12

Lovejoy

Unit Growth 10.7M
13

Jordan Davis

Unit Growth 10.3M
14

Itzy

Unit Growth 10.1M
15

Babyface Ray

Unit Growth 8.7M
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