HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
#1 Post Malone
LW: 2
2W: 2
3W: 2
album: Beerbongs & Bentleys
track: rockstar
Single featuring 21 Savage debuted at #1 on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify. 2x platinum. #1 for third consecutive week at Rhythm radio. #1 on Hot 100 for fifth week. 380m Spotify streams, 123m Apple Music. #3 Shazam. U.S., #2 globally. Broke Apple Music's single-week streaming record. 1b+ combined video views. Most audio streams ever for new artist. Stoney #1 hip-hop debut album of 2016 on Top 200, now 2x platinum. "White Iverson" 4x platinum. "Congratulations" 5x platinum. U.S. fall tour sold out. Mgmt: Dre London/London Ent
#2 Camila Cabello
LW: 4
2W: 4
3W: 4
album: N/A
track: Havana
Platinum single featuring Young Thug #5 Pop radio. 180+ adds so far; leaders include Z100, WBMP, KIIS, KDIS, KMVQ, KYLD, KLIF, more. 50+ new adds TW. Top 20 Rhythm (#13), #20 Hot AC. 318m+ Spotify streams. Highest-streaming female in the U.S. currently. #4 Spotify U.S., #2 Global. #7 Today's Top Hits playlist. #1 iTunes single. #4 Shazam. 23m+ Apple Music streams. 56.9k+ singles sold TW. 181m+ video views. Four Teen Choice Awards this year (including Female Song and Artist). Mgmt: Roger Gold/Woltz Enterprises
#3 SZA
LW: 1
2W: 1
3W: 1
album: Ctrl
track: Love Galore
Platinum single featuring Travis Scott Top 25 Rhythm. "The Weekend" now Top 5 at Urban. Strong spins continue on both tracks. Gold album debuted #3 on overall Top 200, went #1 at iTunes and Apple Music.. 226m+ Spotify streams WW. 304m+ Apple Music U.S. 23m+ official video views. Nearly 5m "Barrymore" video views. Featured on Maroon 5's "What Lovers Do"; just performed with them on Fallon. Opener on Bryson Tiller's fall U.K./Euro tour. Winter U.S. headlining dates. Mgmt: TDE
#4 Khalid
LW: 3
2W: 3
3W: 3
Right Hand Music/RCA
album: American Teen
track: Location / Young, Dumb & Broke
AMA performance and nom for Favorite Song Soul/R&B. Won MTV Best New Artist VMA. Performed "1-800-273-8255" with Logic and Alessia Cara on VMAs live show and "Location" (double platinum) & follow-up single "Young Dumb & Broke" on pre-show. Top 10 Rhythm. #25 Top 40. Top 20 U.K. Singles Chart. 263m+ Spotify. Top 15 Spotify global/U.S. Album gold. Today Show perf Currently on Australian tour. European tour in Feb. One of Time's 30 most influential teens of 2017. Mgmt: Courtney Stewart/Right Hand Music Group
#5 NF
LW: 9
2W: 9
3W: -
NF Real Music/Caroline
album: Perception
track: Let You Down
#1 Top 200 debut. #9 Shazam U.S. Top 100. 1m+ views in first 24hrs of single's official video. Greatest Gainer at Pop and Rhythm third week in a row. Top 30 at Pop, Top 20 Rhythm; 16m+ in audience, +4.25m. 20m+ streams per week, 8m listeners on Spotify. #1 on Today's Top Hits, #7 Hot Rhythmic. #19 U.S. Top 50, #11 Global. #16 U.S. Viral, #19 Global Viral. #28 debut on Pandora Top Spins Chart. Spring 2018 U.S. headline tour; 40 dates hitting all major markets. Management: Chris Woltman/Element1
#6 Blackbear
LW: 5
2W: 5
3W: 6
album: digital druglord
track: do re mi
Increased spins continue, Top 10 at Rhythm radio, Top 30 Pop and rising. 25k+ spins, 65m+ audience TD. Sales continue to increase at all outlets. 600m+ global Spotify streams, 130m+ for single, 10m+ monthly listeners. Top 5 single and Top 10 album at iTunes R&B/Soul currently. Nearly 1m U.S. adjusted single sales. 40m+ video views. Top 20 Shazam in 10 U.S. markets. Just wrapped sold-out 40+-date headline tour. Direct support on Fall Out Boy tour. Social reach of 2.3m+. Mgmt: Tabari Francis & Calvin (Mister) Hay/Erise Management
#7 Dua Lipa
LW: 6
2W: 6
3W: 7
Warner Bros.
album: Dua Lipa
track: New Rules
#16 U.K. Singles Chart. Top 15 at Pop and #24 at Hot AC radio. #4 Spotify global/#22 U.S. Face of world's biggest Spotify playlist Today's Top Hits. 398m+ Spotify streams. Top 15 iTunes Pop. #8 Shazam global. Supporting Coldplay in South America Nov. U.S. headline dates Feb 2018. U.K./Ireland 2018 tour. Supporting Bruno Mars in NZ/Australia Feb/March 2018. Teen Choice Breakout Artist nom. BRIT's 2017 Critic's Choice nom. Mgmt: Ben Mawson/Tap Management
#8 MAX
LW: 7
2W: 7
3W: 8
album: Hell's Kitchen Angel
track: Lights Down Low
Spins continue to increase, approaching Pop radio Top 10. Single gold with 175m+ combined streams. Early support continues from SiriusXM Hits 1, Z100, WKSC, WIHT, WXSS, WBLI. Rising fast on Hot AC chart with spin increase again this week; now Top 20. New Hot AC adds this week include KIOI, KMYI, WLTJ, KSTP and more. Just completed sold-out tour in Australia. U.S./Canadian headline dates underway with more on horizon. Much-talked-about Lollapalooza performance. Press: Interview, Teen Vogue, more developing. Mgmt: Ian Planet/Crush
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
Arista Nashville
album: TBA
track: Greatest Love Story
Gold single Top 5 and rising at Country radio. Top 5 streamed country song this week. #1 on Top 60 Country Songwriters Chart. Also went #1 on Emerging Artists Chart. Sync on Netflix's The Ranch. Toured with Brothers Osborne. Currently touring with Dustin Lynch. Headlining shows through 2017. Joining Chris Young and Kane Brown on Losing Sleep Tour in 2018. Performed at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, ACL, more. Press: People, EW, Rolling Stone, more. Debut album due January 2018. Mgmt: Mary Hilliard Harrington, Ryan Harrington, Stephanie Johnson/Red Light
#10 Alice Merton
LW: 8
2W: 8
3W: 9
album: No Roots (EP)
track: No Roots
#11 at Alt radio, +65 spins. On 55+ stations including Alt Nation, Live 105 San Fran, WSFS, KNRK, WLUM, KBZT, KHTB, KRBZ, KROQ, KYSR, WKQX, more. New adds TW: WRXL. #1 in spins at Alt Nation. Still Greatest Gainer and #7 at AAA, +55 spins. 35m+ music video views. Top 10 iTunes alt. #69 Shazam U.S. 90m+ combined DSP. #120 Soundscan Top 200. Single platinum in Germany. Winter tour dates announced. 2018 U.S. festival dates. Mgmt: Paul Grauwinkel / Grauwinkel
#11 Brett Young
LW: 10
2W: 10
3W: 10
BMLG Records
album: Brett Young
track: Like I Loved You
Debut #1 airplay single now platinum ("Sleep Without You"). Two-week follow-up and #1 airplay single double-platinum ("In Case You Didn't Know"). Album gold. Current single #10 at Country radio. 4.7m+ tracks sold. 188m+ video views. Previously opened for Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Brad Paisley, more. Kicking off first headlining tour w/Carly Pearce as direct support. CMA Best New Artist nom. Shazam's only Country "Emerging Artists of 2017." Mgmt: 377/Red Light
#12 AJR
LW: 11
2W: 11
3W: 12
AJR Productions/BMG
album: The Click
track: Sober Up
#14 at Alternative radio. Early adds include KTCL, WRFF, KYSR, WSFS, WLKK, KCJK, WLUM, WZNE. +262 spins TW. Sales up 5 weeks straight; +41% TW. 9m+ Spotify streams. Hit Predictor score: 88.35 (Top 10). Added to Spotify's Rock This and Digging Now playlists. Recent festivals include Midtown Music & ACL. U.S. headline tour announced 2017/2018. YouTube "Artist on the Rise." iHeartRadio "About to Break." Top 10 Independent Album. Press: Nylon, Just Jared, Alt Press, more. Mgmt: Steve Greenberg & Laurie Marvald/AJR Productions
#13 Lil Pump
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
Tha Lights Global
album: Lil Pump
track: Gucci Gang
Single #21 at Urban Radio (#3 Gainer). #35 at Rhythm (#8 Gainer). #3 Apple Music. #7 Spotify Global, #2 U.S., #1 Today's Top Hits; 3m+ daily streams. Top 20 Spotify in 20 countries. Top 10 on Hot 100. #1 overall streaming album week of release. 500m+ global streams on album. Headline tour fall 2017 through 12/23. Goldrush Festival 11/19, Rolling Loud So Cal 12/16. Press: Forbes, NYT, XXL, HotNewHipHop, Pigeons And Planes, High Snobiety, more. Mgmt: Dooney Battle/Tha Lights Global
#14 Russ
LW: 13
2W: 13
3W: 14
Russ My Way/Columbia
album: There's Really a Wolf
track: Wife You Up
Moves up to #28 Rhythm (from #37 LW). #10 Greatest Gainer. 4.6m audience (+1.6m). 40+ station commitments. Artist has 1.4b+ U.S. streams, 350m+ Soundcloud plays, 400m+ total YouTube views. Album gold. Two platinum singles ("What They Want" & "Losin Control"). Completed sold-out summer tour including show at Red Rocks 10/28; major festivals included Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Reading & Leeds, Life is Beautiful, ACL, more. Honolulu, HI coming up 12/29. European dates Feb-March. Mgmt: Milan Ackerman
#15 Bishop Briggs
LW: 14
2W: 14
3W: 13
album: TBD
track: Dream
New single #33 and climbing at Alt radio. New Music Friday feature 10/13. "River" peaked at #3 at Alt in fall 2016. #1 Most Added at Alt Radio. "Wild Horses" reached #1 on Spotify's U.S. Viral 50 and #2 globally. Previously toured with Coldplay. Just wrapped dates with alt-J, currently out with Bleachers. Performed at Coachella, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Firefly, more this year. Kimmel 11/15. Syncs include OITNB, Shades of Blue, Quantico, Paramount's Fences trailer, Real Housewives of N.Y., more. Mgmt: George Robertson/Teleport
#16 Odesza
LW: 15
2W: 15
3W: 15
Counter/Foreign Family Collective
album: A Moment Apart
track: Line of Sight
Single featuring WYNNE and Mansionair #27 Alternative. In rotation at Alt 98.7, KNDD, Alt Nation, WSFS, KBZT, KQGO, KRBZ, KKDO, WROX, WFUZ, KYRK, WKZQ, Music Choice, more. New TW: WLZX & WNFZ. "Across The Room" f/Leon Bridges #1 Most Added at AAA LW. #1 Top Dance/Electronic Album (7th Week). 105m+ combined WW album streams. 10m video views by album. Syncs: NBA, Grey's Anatomy, MLB World Series, GoPro, FIFA 18. Kimmel 10/26. U.S. headline tour includes sold-out Staples & Brooklyn's Barclays 12/15. Previously Grammy nominated. Mgmt: Adam Foley/Red Light