By Mike Romero
After a successful last week, Jamesthemormon’s sales momentum is continuing on into this week. As of today, May 3rd, Jamesthemormon’s I’m Not a Rapper is #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart. The Heatseekers Chart was introduced by Billboard in 1991 to provide information on new and developing recording artists. Nicknamed one of the “Breaking and Entering” charts (its sister chart is the Heatseekers Singles Chart), Billboard tracks, analyzes, and ranks said artists based on their Nielsen SoundScan sales figures, social media statistics, and data from streaming platforms. With a #1 position on this chart, JTM is only 26 chart positions away from breaking into the Billboard Hot 100.
Last week, I’m Not a Rapper peaked at #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Chart and #7 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart. It’s currently sitting at #10 and#59 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap and iTunes Top Albums Chart respectively. I’m Not a Rapper was tracked and mixed by Chance Lewis of Utah Hip-Hop collective House of Lewis and features Jay Warren, Sione Toki, Junior Maile, Ali Shields, the Mighty Agnot, and work by H.G. Free. You can watch the music video for I’m Not a Rapper‘s breakout single, “Motivation,” below. You can like Jamesthemormon on Facebook here, follow him on Twitter (@Jamesthemormon), and stream the album on Spotify here.
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