HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
#4 Childish Gambino
LW: 1
2W: 2
3W: 3
album: "Awaken, My Love!"
track: Redbone
Double platinum single with 100m in Weekly Audience now exceeds 1b in audience TD. Moves to #5 on the Mediabase PowerPlaylist Chart, as it charges toward Top 20 at Pop. Already reached #1 Rhythmic. Remains Top 5 Urban. Has held #1 Urban AC for nine of the last 10 weeks. Currently #1 on Shazam, #8 on Pandora, #9 on Spotify, #20 on Apple Music in U.S. Recently nominated for 2017 Teen Choice Award (R&B/Hip-Hop Song). Radio City Music Hall perf 8/19 with Dave Chappelle. Mgmt: Wolf & Rothstein
#2 Logic
LW: 2
2W: 3
3W: 2
Def Jam
album: Everybody
track: Everybody / 1-800-273-8255
Over 375k SPS to date. 330m+ global album streams. 75m+ "Everybody" streams. 40m+ "Black Spiderman" streams. 120m+ "1-800-273-8255" streams; unique partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. "1-800" climbing at Rhythm radio (#11). Also spinning at Pop (#31). 29-date Everybody's Tour kicked off 7/7. Press: Complex (cover), NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Variety and more. Mgmt: Chris Zarou & Harrison Remler/Team Visionary
#3 Niall Horan
LW: 3
2W: 4
3W: 6
album: N/A
track: Slow Hands
Approaching Top 10 at Pop and Hot AC. #28 AC. Was #1 Most Added at both formats with 150 stations on impact. Debuted #1 on iTunes in 33 countries in four hours, #4 U.S. iTunes pop. #13 Shazam US. 125m+ Spotify single streams; 292m+ streams of solo breakout "This Town" TD. Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice Song. U.S. dates start in September. Perfs on Ellen, Today, Fallon. Capitol Summer Time Ball, iHeart Festival 9/23. People's Choice Awards 2017 "Favorite Breakout Artist." Mgmt: Richard Griffiths/Modest!
#4 Liam Payne
LW: 4
2W: 5
3W: 7
album: N/A
track: Strip That Down
Debut solo single featuring Quavo #19 at Pop radio, #14 Rhythm. #28 on Hot AC. Debuted #1 on U.S. iTunes, trended #1 worldwide on Twitter. Peaked #1 Spotify U.S. Viral 50. Currently #13 U.S. Top 50, #10 Global Top 50, #7 on Shazam U.S. Top 100. 164m Spotify streams. Press love from Rolling Stone, Complex, People, Forbes, Teen Vogue, more. First U.S. performance on Fallon 6/21. Mgmt: Simon Oliveira/Doyen Global
#5 SZA
LW: 5
2W: 7
3W: 9
album: Ctrl
track: Love Galore
Album featuring Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Isaiah Rashad debuted at #3 on Top 200 and #1 on R&B / Hip Hop charts. Went #1 at iTunes and Apple Music. Five tracks featured in 20+ Spotify playlists (including Rap Caviar, Signed XOXO, Get Turnt, The Newness). Single featuring Travis Scott has 34m+ streams on Spotify WW. 35m+ Apple Music U.S. streams. "Love Galore" music video 4.7m+ views TD. "Drew Barrymore" music video (released 6/20) at 1.5m+. Fallon 7/20. Will open for Bryson Tiller on fall U.K./Euro tour. Mgmt: TDE
#6 Playboi Carti
LW: 6
2W: 11
3W: 13
album: Playboi Carti
track: Magnolia
10m streams per week. Remains Top 25 at Spotify U.S. Top-streaming playlists include Spotify's Rap Caviar, Get Turnt; 70m+ Spotify single streams. Apple Music's A-List Hip-Hop and It's Lit. Top 20 iTunes Rap chart. Nearly 8m video views in one week. Top 25 at Urban radio; Top 30 Rhythmic. Currently on U.S. tour. Featured in new Sprint x Tidal Commercial. Kimmel performance. Fader deemed single a 2017 song of the summer contender. Rolling Stones' "Artists You Need to Know." One of the Best Albums of 2017 according to Complex and Pigeon & Planes. Mgmt: Pat Afeku
#7 Lord Huron
LW: 7
2W: 8
3W: 10
album: Strange Trails
track: The Night We Met
Single now gold in U.S. #7 Triple A radio, #23 Alternative. 4m+ combined audience. 92m+ Spotify streams of single; 5m+ monthly listeners. Went #3 on Global and U.S. Viral Charts. Currently on playlists Relax & Unwind (2.3m), Love Pop (1.2m). 18m+ YouTube video. 1m+ Shazams worldwide. Syncs: 13 Reasons Why (Netflix), Girls (HBO), Starz channel promo, A Walk in the Woods (feature film), Roadies (Showtime), Flash (The CW), Nashville (ABC), more. Mgmt: Richard Cohen, Rich Schaefer/LoyalT
#8 Judah & the Lion
LW: 8
2W: 9
3W: 11
Cletus the Van/Caroline
album: Folk Hop N' Roll Deluxe Edition
track: Take It All Back
#59 Shazam U.S. Top 100 and Top 25 in 40+ markets including: Seattle, Denver, San Diego, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pitt. #10 Pandora Trendsetters chart; 24 weeks on (most of any artist in the Top 10). #16 at Hot AC and #68 at Pop, 16m+ aud. Biggest single week track sales of 2017. 30m+ single streams, 50m+ album streams. Second single "Suit and Jacket" heading Top 10 at Alt. Summer Incubus stadium tour. Festivals: Music Midtown, iHeartRadio show in Sept. U.S. Fall headline tour. Rolling Stone "Artists You Need to Know In 2017." Mgmt: Paul Steele & Ben Hutto/Triple 8
#9 21 Savage
LW: 9
2W: -
3W: -
Slaughter Gang/Epic
album: Issa Album
track: N/A
Album bows at #2 on overall SPS chart. Songs featured on Apple Music's A-List: Hip Hop playlist and Spotify's New Music Friday and Rap Caviar. "Bank Account" #66 on Spotify's Global Top 200 chart; #14 in the U.S. 4m Instagram followers, 8m monthly Spotify listeners. Lollapalooza 8/5 in Chicago. Press love from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Complex, Pitchfork, Noisey, more. Mgmt: Meezy & Kei for Slaughter Gang
#10 HAIM
LW: 10
2W: 10
3W: 12
album: Something to Tell You
track: Want You Back
Album debuted Top 10 SPS (30k+ first week) and #2 in sales. Single breaks into AAA chart at #29. Airplay at Sirius XM The Spectrum, Music Choice, WFUV NY, KCSN LA, KCMP Mpls, WXPN Philadelphia and more. Hit #1 on Spotify's U.S. and Global Viral 50. Release week press: NY Times , Vogue, Pitchfork, V Magazine, NPR All Songs Considered and LA Times. Performed "Want You Back" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon 6/29. Festivals: Bumbershoot, Life is Beautiful, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, more. Headlining U.S. dates in the fall. Mgmt: Jon Lieberberg/Roc Nation
#11 Blackbear
LW: 11
2W: 13
3W: -
album: digital druglord
track: do re mi
559m+ global Spotify streams; 6m+ monthly listeners. Single is #30 at Rhythmic radio with 5.9k spins and 15.4m audience TD. 610k U.S. adjusted single sales. 75m global Spotify streams. Top 20 Shazam in eight U.S. markets. Just wrapped sold-out 40+-date headline tour; including stops at L.A.'s Wiltern and N.Y.'s Irving Plaza. Direct support on Fall Out Boy's fall arena tour. Festivals on deck: Breakaway in Grand Rapids (8/25) and Breakaway in Columbus (9/1). Social reach of 2.1m+. Mgmt: Tabari Francis & Calvin (Mister) Hay/Erise Management
#12 Andy Grammer
LW: 12
2W: 12
3W: 14
album: N/A
track: Give Love
New single featuring LunchMoney Lewis #17 Hot AC. 90+ adds including 17 of Top 20 markets. Top 20 Music.ly song three weeks straight. Amazing early research (85 Hit Predictor Score, 85 SoundOut Score). 500k+ first-week Spotify streams; added to New Music Friday. Last single has 205m+ Spotify streams. Apple Music Best of the Week. Radio / tour dates for fall and winter. TV appearances include Today Show Summer Concert Series (6/23). Perez Hilton lyric vid premiere. Mgmt: Ben Singer / SMG Entertainment
#13 MAX
LW: 13
2W: 14
3W: 15
album: Hell's Kitchen Angel
track: Lights Down Low
Officially Top 40 at Pop radio. Early support from Sirius Hits 1, WNFN, WNCI. Just added to rotation at Z100. Approaching 100m total streams. Just wrapped tour with gnash. Headline tour this fall. Lollapalooza and Karoondinha on deck. Will be Musical.ly's What's Next artist. MTV Artist to Watch, Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month. Nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist, Original Song for the 2015 Streamy Awards. Press love from Interview, Teen Vogue, more. Mgmt: Ian Planet/Crush Music
#14 Ryan Hurd
LW: 14
2W: 15
3W: 16
RCA Nashville
album: Ryan Hurd (EP)
track: Love in a Bar
Nashville's secret weapon building at Country radio. Grammy-nominated songwriter co-penned songs cut by Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Lady A. Debut single officially impacted Country radio 6/12; over 40 stations now on board. Debut EP has 40m+ collective streams. Joined Chase Rice, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett on respective headlining tours. On Florida Georgia Line's Smooth Tour 2017 this summer. Rejoins Maren Morris for Euro leg of HERO Tour in fall. CMT 2017 Listen Up Artist, VEVO DSCVR Artist, Pandora 2017 Artist To Watch. New press now developing. Mgmt: George Couri / 888
#15 Welshly Arms
LW: 15
2W: 16
3W: -
album: N/A
track: Legendary
#35 at Alt radio. Stations On: Sirius Alt Nation, MCAL, WKQX, KQGO, KKDO, KHTB, WEBN-F2, KCJK, KRBZ, WLUM, WBUZ, WEDG, WZNE, KPOI, KUCD, WAQX, WLZX, KYRK, KXNA, WWWX, WKZQ, KNRQ, WGMP, WAJI. WMRQ new TW. Selling over 1k singles a week. 17m+ single streams on Spotify (1m per week). Featured on Spotify playlists Digging Now, New Noise, Dirty Rock. Consumption up 20%. Went Top 5 Shazam in Germany. Touring Midwest July & August. Syncs include Miller Beer (U.S. ad), Beck's Beer (German ad), Cleveland Indians, Fox Sports. Mgmt: Position Music
#16 J Roddy Walston & The Business
LW: 16
2W: -
3W: -
album: N/A
track: The Wanting
On 25+ stations including KBZT, KPNT, KQGO, WXDX, KLLT, KHTB, KRBZ, CD102.5, WEBN-F2, WRRV, WBRU, WRXL, WEDG, WZNE, KFMA, KPOI, WEQX, KDXA, WFUZ, WLZX, KRZQ, KIWR, WRMR, KYRK, KXNA, WKZQ, WBTZ & Music Choice. Hometown show, 804 Day with WRXL on 8/4. Full U.S. tour kicks off in Pittsburgh on 9/9; running through 10/15. WXDX X-Fest w/ Bastille on 9/9. Featured on Spotify's New Music Friday and Rockin Vibes; Apple Music's A-List Rock playlist, Breaking Alternative, more. Press: Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, more. Mgmt: Lindsay Brandt/C3