August 2020 has arrived, and we have a brand new set of Fantasy Contests to enter, including R&B, Classic Rock, and Hip-Hop! Here, we’ll be covering this month’s Hip-Hop Fantasy Contest, featuring a 15-artist list of talented acts. You can get a quick refresher on how to play FanLabel’s Fantasy Contests by reading this blog piece.
You’ll clock in with a $10,000 budget you’ll use to sign artists to your virtual label. For each of the four weeks in the season (labels must re-enter each week), sign the artists you predict will generate the most total streams (based on each artists’ full catalog).
Here are the artists available this month, ranked by their signing costs (highest to lowest):
- Jack Harlow (5,000)
- Doja Cat (4,000)
- Nicki Minaj (3,500)
- SAINt JHN (3,000)
- City Girls (2,000)
- Childish Gambino (2,000)
- Saweetie (2,000)
- Yo Gotti (2,000)
- BROCKHAMPTON (1,000)
- Joey Bada$$ (1,000)
- Sada Baby (1,000)
- Mulatto (1,000)
- King Von (1,000)
- Bankrol Hayden (1,000)
- Denzel Curry (500)
Let’s check out a few fun facts about some of these artists (all metrics used have been pulled from Alpha Data):
- Jack Harlow’s track, “WHATS POPPIN” went viral on TikTok, and the track has over 440 million streams so far this year.
- Mulatto just released a collab track with Gucci Mane on July 30, titled “Muwop,” which has nearly 5 million streams one week later.
- Saweetie scored a viral hit last summer with “My Type,” which has drawn in over 134 million streams this year.
- Childish Gambino dropped his album titled, “3.15.20” this past March, which has drawn in over 72 million song streams since its release.
- Bankrol Hayden dropped his album, “Pain is Temporary,” in late June, which has over 134 million song streams so far this year.
Payouts (Virtual Royalties):
– Top five percent of entries: 10,000 Royalties
– Next 11 percent of entries: 7,500 Royalties
– Next 12 percent of entries: 5,000 Royalties
– Next 33 percent of entries: 2,500 Royalties
– Remaining entrants: 500 Royalties
– First place: 20,000 Royalties
– Second place: 15,000 Royalties
– Third place: 10,000 Royalties