The Chart Show: Lizzo tops two charts simultaneously!


Lizzo (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)
The Chart Show for September 4, 2019
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This week's chart marks another pivotal historical moment.

Rolling Stone recently started a new set of charts designed to try to take both streams and sales into account. Lizzo's "Truth Hurts," already inducted into our Chart Hall of Fame, is Number One with them this week with over 18 million streams! She retains the top spot on our chart, with "Like A Girl" for the fourth week in a row. (Related: What do Lizzo, Prince, Lipps Inc., Owl City, Next, and Bobby Vee have in common? Minnesota, and the top of the charts)

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A one-day book tour of The Twin Cities was on the menu for Dessa Wednesday, after scooping Izzy's new 'Night Drive' ice cream at The Fair on Monday! She's doing a few more conventional dates this week, too. The Doomtree member at Number Two will play The Metro in Eau Claire tomorrow and Madison on Friday. And you can enter for a chance to see her deconstruct her new album with members of the Minnesota Orchestra on September 18!

Rounding out the Top 3 are Of Monsters and Men, who just started their huge world tour in support of Fever Dream, which stops at Surly Brewing Festival Field next weekend.

There are three big inductees to our Chart Hall of Fame this week; The Avett Brothers for the 8th time, putting them at Number Eight on the All-Time HOF Chart. Spoon for the seventh time, replacing The Avetts at #13 on the All Time Chart and Tame Impala for the seventh time, so they replace Spoon at #21 All Time... bizarre! The new Avett Brothers album will finally be out October 4th.

Jumping seven places to eight this week Brittany Howard will hope to stay that high, at least until she comes to the Palace Theater on Sept 19th.

Going a little lower this week to #9 are The Highwomen, featuring Brandi Carlile who played our sold out Music On-a-Stick Show Saturday at The MN State Fair Grandstand. Even hardened Brandi Carlile fans called it one of her best. And local songstress Lydia Liza who wrote the review for us, was no fanatic before, but she came to the light!

As Britain seemed to stumble past another historically pivotal moment this week, as a soon to be suspended Parliament voted against its new Prime Minister, Kate Tempest comes into our chart for the very first time at 14 with a poem/song. She's seen as one of the leading artists trying to help the UK understand what on earth is going on. Opening Glastonbury this year she got rave reviews, unheard of on the rock festival circuit, for a young playwriting poet.

The other new entry is in the basement from Pixies, who have a new album Beneath The Eyrie, coming next Friday. Last weekend they played The Pasadena Daydream, curated by The Cure, who covered a snippet of "Where Is My Mind."

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show
114LizzoLike A Girl
258DessaGood For You
324Of Monsters And MenWild Roses
4610SpoonNo Bullets Spent
574Chance The RapperDo You Remember
6810Tame ImpalaBorderline
7142Sleater-KinneyThe Center Won't Hold
8155Brittany HowardStay High
945The HighwomenRedesigning Women
10186WilcoLove Is Everywhere (Beware)
11124Tegan and SaraI'll Be Back Someday
1233HAIMSummer Girl
13165The Hold SteadyDenver Haircut
14X1Kate TempestPeople's Faces
15202Belle and SebastianSister Buddha
16910The Avett BrothersHigh Steppin'
17107The NationalRylan
18115Cold War KidsComplainer
19173Jay SomSuperbike
20X1PixiesCatfish Kate

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