Top 100 Mapping – Crimson Times
Summer time is drawing to a close and the music world has been offered a range of great singles and albums, provided by artists old and new. In early summer, the charades started with new industry icon Olivia Rodrigo, establishing her reign with her single “Driver’s License” in January and May with her album “Sour”. The single took its course on the popular Tik Tok platform, catching the attention of many celebrities and teenage girls. From this single, Rodrigo quickly gained popularity thanks to her ability to be vulnerable when telling the story of her grief. For many, it was the connection to the drama that the single brought, like Sabrina Carpenter’s rebuttal to the situation with her single “Skin”, to Olivia’s album, which can be a big statement about what she felt about everything. Drama aside, Rodrigo has been on a roll. After “Driver’s License”, she then released two more singles, “Deja Vu” and “Good 4 U”. She’s also seen the top 100 charts a lot this year, pushed it up in January with “Driver’s License”, and later, she ranked all 11 songs from her album in the Hot 100 Top 30. ‘Really better for the young artist, she recently performed on NBC’s Saturday Night, as well as the 2021 BRIT Awards alongside big-name artists such as Elton John and The Weekend. Her performances impressed many and thanks to this she has attracted more and more people who are wondering what her next move is.
But, aside from Ms. Rodrigo, an older friend has been put back in the limelight. After posting a video along the way that ended with “Call me if you get lost,” the name of Tyler the Creator has become popular among many. After the teaser many fans took it and ran with it, anxious and excited for the new album and luckily for them the charades didn’t end there. Tyler advertised the snippets, using billboards, Instagram and Twitter posts, and one of the all-time favorite posters. Excited, many fans jumped into the new era, purchasing outfits like the ones worn in the video and even trying to recreate the short clip. It was time for Tyler to feed his fans, and many youtube streamers and critics have said he hasn’t failed, with features from artists like Lil Wayne, Brent Faiyaz, Lil Uzi Vert, Pharrell Williams and The most popular NBA Youngboy feature film, Tyler provided variety and a little something for everyone. Surely it showed that fans were definitely there for it, reaching 153 million streams in its opening week, and even reaching No. 1 on the Hot 100 charts. After the album’s obvious success, it encourages fans to register on the Call Me If You Get Lost site. It will be discovered later that via the website, some fans have received emails with free tickets to a private concert in randomly chosen cities. Many were annoyed that they could not fangirl the artist; however, he had planned other shows they could possibly attend or just watch, such as the BET Awards, where he performed the song “Lumberjack” and a recording of him playing. in New York on Amazonian music. For those who missed both of those opportunities, he recently released his tour dates for the album in 2022, where he will tour alongside the artists., Kali uchis, Terro touchdown and Vince Staples, maybe they’ll catch him then.
Summer has surely been an entertaining time for the music world, and it’s not even over yet, as the wait intensifies for Kanye’s next album. Donda. One can only hope that he meets the same standards as Rodrigo and Tyler the Creator.