At the top of the charts, the month of August was the month of “WAP”‘s raunchy reign and the month of Folklore’s record-setting dominance. But if you venture outside the top ranks and onto Rolling Stone‘s Breakthrough 25 Chart, August was the month many up-and-coming artists had their breakout moment via long-awaited debut albums, TikTok hits and big-name features.
Burna Boy takes Number One on the latest Breakthrough 25, which ranks the fastest rising artist of the month by growth in on-demand audio streams.The Nigerian star reached new streaming heights in the United States after the release of Twice as Tall, his fifth studio album that was executive produced by P. Diddy. Compared to July, Burna Boy saw 13.4 million more on-demand audio streams in the U.S. in August.
Second place goes to Atlanta raper Money Man, who’s been steadily on the rise since 2016, but reached Number