HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
#1 Halsey
LW: 5
2W: 5
3W: -
album: hopeless fountain kingdom
track: Now or Never
Two-time 2017 Grammy nominee's new single gets 155+ stations in first week. Going Top 20. Approaching 25m in audience with panel almost closed in three weeks. #3 Shazam Future Hits. 11m+ official video views. 18m+ Spotify streams; now Top 50 on global and U.S. chart. Starz Encore promo spot airing now. Glastonbury, Reading + Leeds, Roskilde, iHeart Festival iHeart Village on deck. Press: Forbes ("30 Under 30"), RS, Teen Vogue, EW, Nylon, more. Mgmt: Jason Aron and Anthony Li/Aron Projects
#2 James Arthur
LW: 2
2W: 2
3W: 4
album: Back From the Edge
track: Say You Won't Let Go
Platinum in U.S. Increased multi-format spins continue. Top 20 Pop, AC & AAA, Top 5 Hot AC TW. 70m total audience. #1 National Shazam, Top 30 Global Shazam. Went #1 at iTunes in U.K., Ireland, Australia, more; Top 10 iTunes U.S and Pop iTunes. 450m Spotify streams WW; 3m daily. 39th most-listened-to artist on Spotify. 450m+ video views. CBS' Pure Genius sync. Touring with One Republic and Fitz and the Tantrums this summer. UK headline tour November. Mgmt: Martin Hall/Hall or Nothing Management
#3 Spoon
LW: 3
2W: 3
3W: 3
album: Hot Thoughts
track: Hot Thoughts
New single still #1 Triple A. #23 at Alt. Recently went #1 Non Comm. Touring worldwide throughout 2017. Kicked off release week with three-night residency at SXSW--the first of its kind for the festival. Confirmed for Panorama; more festivals TBA soon. 2.5m monthly Spotify listeners with various tracks on 3m+ playlists. Key sync on Showtime's Shameless. Early press: EW, Rolling Stone, NPR, Time, NYT, Esquire, Stereogum, Pitchfork, CoS. Kimmel 3/8, Corden 3/9. Ellen 4/18. Mgmt: Silva Artist Management
#4 Childish Gambino
LW: 4
2W: 4
3W: 5
album: "Awaken, My Love!"
track: Redbone
Two-time Grammy-nominated artist's gold single gets 5,400 spins across seven formats LW (+762). 30m audience LW, 160m+ audience TD. Top 3 Urban AC, approaching Top 20 Urban & Rhythmic. Early adds from major market Top 40 stations. 150m+ worldwide streams. Syncs: Jordan Peele film Get Out; "Have Some Love" in ESPN programming, "Boogieman" in 74th Golden Globes programming, "Stand Tall" in BET's Rebel. Governor's Ball 6/3. Press: NYT, RS, WSJ, more. Mgmt: Wolf & Rothstein
#5 Logic
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
Def Jam
album: Everybody
track: Everybody / Black Spiderman
Album out 5/5. 11m+ "Everybody" streams on Spotify in U.S. (13.5m global). 3m+ "Black Spiderman" streams in U.S. since 4/14 release (3.6m global). 6m+ "Black Spiderman" video views earned in one week. Doing Governor's Ball (6/2-4). TV appearances include Kimmel (5/8), Tavis Smiley, Colbert and Fallon (June). Press: Complex (cover), NPR, N.Y. Times feature, L.A. Times, WSJ, AP, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone. Mgmt: Chris Zarou & Harrison Remler/Team Visionary
#6 Khalid
LW: 6
2W: 6
3W: 5
Right Hand Music/RCA
album: American Teen
track: Location
Top 3 Urban radio; Top 5 Rhythm. Top 20 on Spotify's U.S. Top 200. 112m+ Spotify streams of single. Album debuted in Top 10 on Top 200 and at #2 on R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Performing on GMA 4/25. Recently did Fallon (3/15), Ellen (4/4). On Travis Scott's Birds Eye View Tour. Neon Desert Festival 5/28, The Roots Picnic 6/3. Won MTV 2017 Woodie to Watch award. Press: NY Times, Rolling Stone, Fader, Nylon, Teen Vogue, Time, more. Mgmt: Courtney Stewart/Right Hand Music Group
#7 Post Malone
LW: 7
2W: 7
3W: 7
album: Stoney
track: Congratulations
Single with Quavo #10 at Rhythm radio now with 14m in audience; #5 Greatest Gainer. Certified platinum. Preparing to chart at Top 40 with 1.7m in audience (+238k). More than 1m albums sold globally. Top 10 most-streamed album for more than 18 weeks. Recently performed on Seth Meyers with Quavo and Metro Boomin. 107m+ official video views. Austin's Euphoria Fest 4/8, Miami's Rolling Loud Fest 5/7, Germany's Gräfenhainichen 6/8, Toronto's NXNE 6/23, London's Wireless 7/7. Mgmt: London Ent
#8 Missio
LW: 8
2W: 8
3W: 8
album: Loner
track: Middle Fingers
Twelfth week on Alternative radio chart; now #9. #17 Active Rock. 409k+ monthly Spotify listeners/1.5m+ streams. Recently added to Apple's A List Alternative playlist. Top 20 iTunes Alternative. #4 on Alt Nation Countdown. 926k Spotify streams. Confirmed for X-Fest, Firefly and Lollapalooza. Currently on SiriusXM Alt Nation Advanced Placement tour. Small headlining run in June. Playing London, Berlin and Paris first week in June. Opening for Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars 6/15 in Charlotte. Album out 5/19. Mgmt: Bruce Kalmick/Triple 8 Management
#9 6LACK
LW: 9
2W: 9
3W: 10
album: FREE 6LACK
track: PRBLMS
Currently at #13 on Urban radio with audience of 11.3m+. Averaging 3.7m monthly Spotify listeners. 37m+ single streams on Spotify. Now #4 on Pandora's Trendsetters Chart. 482k+ Shazams (currently #48 on U.S. chart). 17m+ YouTube views. 16.8m+ Soundcloud plays. Album peaked at #5 on U.S. rap chart, #8 on R&B/hip-hop. BUKU Festival 3/11, MoPop 7/29, Bumbershoot 9/3. March Euro tour. Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour 4/26-6/9. Mgmt: LoveRenaissance
#10 Luis Fonsi
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic
album: N/A
track: Despacito - Remix
Justin Bieber remix of song featuring Daddy Yankee sees 4m in Top 40 audience this week; 1350 spins TD. #2 on iTunes overall singles chart. 14m Spotify streams; #3 Global Top 50, #12 U.S. Top 50. 50m YouTube views (largest music video premiere of 2017). Original version has 34m Spotify streams; peaked #1 Global Viral 50. #1 most-streamed Spanish song; #3 Global Chart (first Spanish artist to crack Top 3), #1 across all Spanish-speaking countries. 1b YouTube views in three months. Mgmt: N/A
#11 AJR
LW: 11
2W: 11
3W: 13
album: The Click
track: Weak
Single (now gold) #33 at Pop radio. 160m+ Spotify streams. Sales trending up 75%. #13 song on iTunes Pop (#35 overall). 15-spot jump on U.S. Shazam chart (#81); #70 global. 35m+ total YouTube views. iHeartRadio "About To Break" Artist. Music.ly "Next Wave" Artist. YouTube "Artist on the Rise." 40+ live shows confirmed through early Aug. Today Show 4/5. SiriusXM Hits 1 Morning Mash Up 4/5. Full-length out 6/9. Mgmt: Steve Greenberg
#12 Luke Combs
LW: 14
2W: 14
3W: 16
River House Artists/Columbia Nashville
album: This One's For You
track: Hurricane
#5 on Country airplay charts. Reached #1 at SiriusXM's The Highway. Top 5 most-streamed country song this week; 70m+ streams TD. 2.5m+ official video views per week (20m+ TD). On Brantley Gilbert tour through Sept. Headlining dates with multiple sell-outs in markets including Charlotte's Coyote Joe's (3.4k tickets). Bonnaroo, Stagecoach, Tortuga on deck. iHeart's Spring 2017 "On The Verge" Artist. First artist chosen for Bobby Bones' "Class of 2017" artists-to-watch list. Debut album out 6/2. Mgmt: KAPPY/Make Wake Management
#13 Skip Marley
LW: 12
2W: 12
3W: 12
album: N/A
track: Lions
Debut single went #1 on Spotify Global & U.S. Viral Charts. Early airplay at Alternative. 1m+ video views. Social footprint grew by 55k combined followers in past month. ESPN branded programming sync for March. Featured on Katy Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm" (180m+ official vid views; Top 10 at Pop radio). Performed with Perry on 2017 Grammys, Brit Awards (2/22), iHeart Awards (3/5). New single "Calm Down" coming 4/27. Recent features in Rolling Stone, Complex, Harper's Bazaar. Mgmt: Brandon Creed/The Creed Co
#14 Sundara Karma
LW: 13
2W: 13
3W: 15
Bee & El/RAL
album: Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect
track: She Said
Swiftly climbing Alternative radio Top 40 with new ads every single week. Sales and streaming also continue to increase. Currently on American tour including headline shows and dates as part of Sirius Alt Nation's Advanced Placement Tour. Recently completed intense run at SXSW. Recent press support includes Fader, Paste, Forbes, New York Times, Spin, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, more. Mgmt: Simon Bobbett/SB Management
#15 Midland
LW: 15
2W: 15
3W: -
Big Machine
album: Midland (EP)
track: Drinkin' Problem
Youngest single in Country Top 30; Top 25 in just six weeks with 162 stations supporting. 2.5m+ Spotify streams. 800k+ Pandora spins last week. Fairs and festivals in summer, four Tim and Faith tour dates, six opening slots for Kenny Chesney. ACL in October. Press: EW ("10 New Artists Who Will Rule 2017"), Rolling Stone ("10 New Country Artists You Need to Know"), Fader ("15 Songs You Need in Your Life This Week"). Mgmt: Matt Graham/BRND MGMT; Jason Owen & Todd Ramey/Sandbox Entertainment
#16 Jax Jones
LW: 16
2W: 16
3W: -
album: N/A
track: You Don't Know Me
Single f/Raye debuted at #40 at Pop radio TW. Spins up 14% week on week. Top 10 Dance radio U.S. 140m+ Spotify streams. #2 Shazam global. Seven iTunes #1s globally; Top 10 in 40 markets. Platinum in four markets (including U.K.), gold in three. Just finishing first-ever U.S. tour. Returning to U.S. end of May. Global Lipton sync now running on TV and online. Previously nominated for Best Dance Recording with Duke Dumont ("I Got U"). Mgmt: Dan Stacey, HardLivings/eOne