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Jelly Roll Independently Breaks Record for Most Weeks Spent at Billboard No. 1 on Emerging Artists Chart!

Jelly Roll has done something remarkable in the music industry. The Nashville-based rapper has made music history by scoring a record-breaking 25th week at number one on “Billboard’s Latest Emerging Artists Chart”, all independently! This achievement is immense, as it far surpasses any other artist and puts him in a class of his own when it comes to longevity and staying power. What makes this accomplishment even more amazing is that Jelly Roll has been able to stay atop the chart for so long while previously remaining virtually unknown within the country music scene. In the past, Jelly Roll has seen great underground success. But it wasn’t until recently that he earned mainstream recognition with his appearance at the Grand Ole Opry and his scorching hit single “Son of a Sinner”.

With “Son of a Sinner”, Jelly Roll  has awesomely dethroned the 24-week rap reign of recording artist NLE Choppa to set a new achievement of 25 weeks as the No 1. emerging artist across the Billboard Hot 100 Charts!  While Jelly Roll’s “Need a Favor” single has been making its way up the “Hot Rock & Alternative Songs” charts and currently sits at No. 33.

Jelly Roll’s No. 1 run has also been fueled by his other addicting risk taking crossover tracks “Dead Man Walking”, “She”, and the “Son of the Dirty South” collabo with Brantley Gilbert. Jelly’s music is a reflection of his troubled past and experiences living in the dirty south. Growing up in an environment that only valued him for his street credibility, he often felt like he was on the outside looking in. Through those powerful lyrics, one can feel the angst and struggle he went through to make it out alive. In addition to being informative and personal, Jelly Roll makes sure each song carries a message with substance—one that conveys hope to anyone who is going through their own struggles. Perhaps what sets these songs apart from others is Jelly Roll’s unique ability to make social issues mainstream without compromising its integrity or getting too political.

From Jelly Roll Personally:

“There is no greater reward for a singer and songwriter in Nashville, Tenn., than to have the No. 1 song on country radio.” “Now imagine that happening to a guy that grew up in this town … a guy that at every turn for the first 25 years of his life made the wrong decision. Imagine everyone telling that guy he had no chance at country radio. If you can imagine that, then you can understand why I’m so filled with gratitude. Thank you to … every single person that helped make this dream come true.”



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    Faygoluvers Comments

  1. Guest


    Comment posted on Friday, February 10th, 2023 07:45 pm GMT -6 at 7:45 pm

    What do you mean by “independently?” He’s on BBR which is owned by BMG Music. How high do you have to be to think BMG Music is independent? They make a hundred million dollars a year selling records. Calling music owned by a six-hundred million dollar company “independent” is laughable.

  2. GroundChuck1

    Comment posted on Friday, February 10th, 2023 10:17 pm GMT -6 at 10:17 pm

    Shit, I thought Jelly was still rolling with Strange. But yeah, had to look up BBR because of your near aneurysm rant. They’re still classified as independent being distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, who specifically represents independent artists. Same company that distributes Psychopathic Records. Which is actually owned by Warner Music Group. So with your logic. The Clowns, Nuclear Blast, Napalm Records, and Rhymesayers are not independent because Warner Music Group Owns ADA. Tech N9ne still counts as an independent rapper even with Ingrooves (Universal) distributing Strange. *Laughs* Oh, and BMG won an award for “Independent Publisher of the Year” recently:

  3. Guest


    Comment posted on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 01:56 am GMT -6 at 1:56 am

    Warner Music Group is the third largest recording company in the world. If a seven BILLION dollar company is representing independent artists, then the word has lost all meaning. You are correct, I don’t think anyone distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance could be classified as independent. They are the tentacles of a seven billion dollar octopus. Making your own product and selling it yourself is independent music, this ADA schtick is just branding.

  4. Taconianlord

    Comment posted on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 11:26 am GMT -6 at 11:26 am

    Distribution doesn’t have anything to do with promoting or ordering albums or anything except for getting the music from the artist to the consumer. As for Warner, they don’t do anything for ICP except move records. ICP does all the promoting and artwork for the booklet/album. Just means Warner gets paid to distribute them, just like Walmart gets paid to have products in the store.

  5. Guest


    Comment posted on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 11:51 am GMT -6 at 11:51 am

    Oh, I understand the logistics. That’s actually the brilliant part on Warner’s end. They get an expanded catalog and a lions share of the artists pay for distribution! It’s pretty effective double dipping, I’ll give them that. Nothing is inherently wrong with using a multi-dollar company’s distribution channels, it’s a sound business move. My point is that Jellyroll did not “independently” break any record, BBR is a label owned by BMG. That is indisputable.

  6. GroundChuck1

    Comment posted on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 12:31 pm GMT -6 at 12:31 pm

    Yes. But BMG is still independent, it’s the largest independent. They had ties to Sony, but that was severed 15 years ago. Again, BMG is officially an independent publisher. Conversation over :p “Independent now, won’t double back, I rep the BMG”-Logic the rapper

  7. dribblybob


    Comment posted on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 09:36 am GMT -6 at 9:36 am

    BMG rights management (created after the Sony BMG buyout, and the BMG in question) is still owned by Bertelsmann, who only became a big time company AFTER WWII. Did I mention Bertelsmann they have been based in Germany since 1835? Also were accused of having involvement with the Third Reich? Oh and later admitted fault.
    ‘In October 2002 the Bertelsmann conglomerate publicly expressed regret for its “conduct under the Nazis, and for later efforts to cover it up”‘
    45 billion dollar company in assets and equity 100% owns BMG R.M. but Logic is cool with em so they must be legit ey? Not saying there couldn’t be cool people within these pipelines, but saying ‘BMG started independent and are currently independent” is fucking ignorant.

    They also printed the LAMEST (but still collectable) versions of The Great Milenko? Cheap ass grey print vs. shiny silver. Oh well, I got $100+ of CD’s through Columbia House when I was 12 and never paid a red dime. All of the cd’s I received were BMG issue so yeah, I wanted to like em.

    IMHO (is anyone here after all that THEN an imho?) Jelly found a WONDERFUL venn diagram of left/right politicals. Half only hear him being country at tailgate parties and if they hear him rap AFTER that prolly assume he is either making fun of it or being a “good ol boy hitting em where it hurts” the other half see him at rap show/festival and assume the opposite. I know for sure the first example is true, I live in the midwest in a blue county and have talked to people that seen him at Tailgate events. The second is a true guess.

    Nonsensical point: WMG makes money from Independents (greasy) and Warner Bros. Discovery is cancelling great shows because they suck at money management. Lol, seems the separation showed the higher up faults.

    MCL fuckos

  8. JuffKiller4Lyfe

    Comment posted on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 09:59 am GMT -6 at 9:59 am

    Go outside and touch some grass, Juff!

  9. Chad T. Carsten

    Comment posted on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 10:24 am GMT -6 at 10:24 am

    Hot damn, I didn’t expect any of this type of comment chaos. I went to the Broken Bow Records social media pages before posting and they still list themselves as an independent label. *shrugs*

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