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Billboard Year End Charts 2017 feature IHM Artists (Pt. 2)

Posted By : IHM, Posted On : December 28, 2017

Indiehitmaker Artists Hit It Big on Billboard Year End Charts 2017

IHM 2017 year in review

Looking back on 2017, Indiehitmaker artists have had more #1 records and been on the charts for more weeks than in our last ten years of reporting combined. For the second part of our 2017 year in review, we’re looking back on the charting success of all our artists this year and proud to feature several artists who made the Billboard Year End Charts 2017.

Our first honor goes to William Control who landed on the most charts in one week, hitting 14 with the release of his Revelations – The White EP.

So many Indiehitmaker artists landed on the Billboard charts this year with eighteen of them hitting number one totaling over a hundred #1 seats all across 2017.

  • Syreeta Thompson Trumpet Lady – 24 No. 1 Seats
  • William Control – 18 No. 1 Seats
  • Emcee N.I.C.E – 16 No. 1 Seats
  • Art Tawanghar – 14 No. 1 Seats
  • My Silent Bravery – 10 No.1 Seats
  • Bob Pressner – 10 No.1 Seats
  • Grant Maloy Smith – 9 No.1 Seats
  • IamStylezMusic – 6 No. 1 Seats
  • Tropakana – No. 1 Seats
  • Chuck Murphy – No. 1 Seats
  • Shakila – 3 No. 1 Seats
  • Rupam Sarmah – No. 1 Seats
  • Tribal Seeds – 2 No. 1 Seats
  • Juan Christiani – 2 No. 1 Seats
  • Mike Smith – 2 No. 1 Seats
  • Bobby Washington –  1 No. 1 seat
  • The Doubleclicks – 1 No. 1 Seat
  • The Shape – 1 No 1 Seat

Billboard Year End Charts 2017

billboard hot singles sales end year

The last year of the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart was dominated by IHM artists, taking up ten of the top twenty-five spots, and the entirety of the top five for the year. Although the removal of this chart is a big blow to independent artists presence on Billboard, we are proud and excited that the last ever chart features IHM artists at the top.

Syreeta Thompson Trumpetlady

Syreeta Thompson held the largest number of #1 seats this year with 24 for her album Evolution Of A Winner, across the Jazz Albums, Contemporary Jazz Albums, and Contemporary Jazz Album Artists charts. Visit Syreeta’s official website, here.

Syreeta Thompson’s success was fueled by a great release plan. Learn more about how Indiehitmaker can help you build one of your own here.

 Art Tawanghar

Art Tawanghar spent 14 weeks at number one on the New Age Albums chart for his album Buddha Lounge. You can purchase Buddha Lounge on sale for the holidays here.


IamStylezMusic comes in at #5 on the Reggae Albums chart with his album, Back To My Roots, which spent six weeks at number one. You can check out his official website here.

Week 51 Charting Artists

Tribal Seeds

Tribal Seeds remain on the Reggae Albums for the third week by reporting online sales as a Dropkick Smart artist.

My Silent Bravery

My Silent Bravery stays at #3 for the eighth week on the Soundscan Hot 100 Singles chart by selling direct-to-fan as a Dropkick Smart artist.

My Silent Bravery also enter into Billboard’s Rock Digital Songs and Hot Rock Songs charts at #13 and #36, respectively.


Sizzla ascends to #7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for his 10th week by reporting live sales as a Dropkick CD artist.

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