Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Albums appearing on Top Heatseekers may also concurrently appear on the Billboard 200. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard
Top Heatseekers contains fifty chart positions. Although the chart's policies have changed slightly over the years, its current rules for an album's eligibility to enter Top Heatseekers are as follows (per Billboard):
The best-selling albums by new and developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared in the top 100 of The Billboard 200. If a Heatseekers title reaches that level, it and the act's subsequent albums are immediately ineligible to appear on the Heatseekers chart.
Note that there are many artists who bypassed Top Heatseekers altogether by having their initial chart entry debut on the Billboard 200 at position 100 or above.
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Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965 is an Icelandic Singer-songwriter, Composer, actress and music producer. Blind Melon is an American rock band that originally existed from 1991 to 1995 and ceased with the death of lead vocalist Shannon Hoon shortly after the release of the Blink-182 was an American Pop Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American Hip hop group from the Glenville section of Cleveland Ohio. Breaking Benjamin is an Alternative metal band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Marc Broussard (born January 14, 1982) is an American singer/songwriter Michael Steven Bublé (ˈbuːbleɪ or boo-BLAY (born 9 September, 1975) is a Canadian Big band singer and Actor. Bury Your Dead (sometimes abbreviated to BYD) is a five-piece Hardcore band that hails from Worcester Massachusetts, United States. 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