The Lumineers Shine Bright On The Elite 100; The Cars, Eddie Money Spike

Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers
John Davisson
– Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers
Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers helps wrap up the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida March 5.
The Lumineers are lighting up the Elite 100 Artists chart for the week ending Sept. 19 after the release of the group’s latest album, III.
Album sales were the name of the game for The Lumineers, who sold 85,500 albums for the week, accounting for the majority of the 109,400 total album units. The group led the chart in the album sales category and also logged 29.7 million on-demand streams and 11,000 song sales. 
The group embarks upon a brief European tour in November, followed by U.S. arenas with Mt. Joy as support throughout early 2020.
The Lumineers are one of the most notable beneficiaries of the increasing popularity of Americana music. An exploration of the genre’s growth last year noted that the Lumineers were averaging more than 10,000 tickets at an average price of $46, with international stops in South Africa, Australia and Japan.
Post Malone is still tops after his showstopping entry last week. He led the chart in song sales and on-demand streams, with 70,600 and 273 million, respectively.
Posty and his manager Dre London recently signed Aussie sibling duo Lime Cordiale to a co-management and label deal between their company, London Cowboys, and Sydney-based Chugg Music. 
Korn grew on the chart in a major way after the Sept. 13 release of The Nothing, the group’s newest album. The group hit No. 25 on the chart, with its strongest metric being 23,700 album sales. 
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The deaths of Ric Ocasek and Eddie Money led to spikes in their music consumption. 
Ocasek’s band, The Cars, came in at No. 50 for the week, after the artist was found dead in his New York City home Sept. 15. The group’s strongest metric was song sales, with 43,100 for the week.
Eddie Money died peacefully on the morning of Sept. 13 in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. He was most famous for the songs “Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” and he sold 43,200 songs in the week following news of his death, getting him to No. 93. 
Next week’s chart will include data for new releases from Blink-182, Zac Brown Band, Brittany Howard, Cashmere Cat, Gashi, Liam Gallagher, Colt Ford, Illogic, Fitz and the Tantrums, Pete Rock & Skyzoo, Kemba, Keane, M83 and Chastity Belt.
Also be on the lookout for new projects from DaBaby, Sturgill Simpson, Jon Pardi, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tegan and Sarah, Kevin Gates, DragonForce, Kristin Chenoweth, Young M.A., Whiskey Myers, The New Pornographers, Steel Panther, Beth Hart and Hellyeah.