HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
#1 SZA
LW: 1
2W: 2
3W: 2
album: Ctrl
track: Love Galore
Single featuring Travis Scott now Top 5 Urban and Rhythmic. Continued spin increases. VMA Best New Artist nom. #1 album and #8 single at iTunes R&B/Soul. Album 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). 80m+ Spotify streams WW. 70m+ Apple Music U.S. streams. 16m+ official video views. 3m+ "Drew Barrymore" views. Opening for Bryson Tiller's fall U.K./Euro tour. Mgmt: TDE
#2 Khalid
LW: 2
2W: 4
3W: 4
Right Hand Music/RCA
album: American Teen
track: Location / Young, Dumb & Broke
Pepsi's 2017 Sound Drop Artist. Won MTV Best New Artist VMA. Performed "1-800-273-8255" with Logic and Alessia Cara on VMAs live show and "Location" (now double platinum) & follow-up single "Young Dumb & Broke" on pre-show. "Location" went #1 at Urban radio, Top 3 Rhythm. Now #25 Pop. 315m+ Spotify streams. "Young" now #17 Rhythm. 124m+ Spotify. Album gold. Supporting Lorde on Euro/U.K. stretch this fall. Kimmel 9/7. iHeartRadio Fest 9/23. Complex's "17 Artists To Watch in 2017." Mgmt: Courtney Stewart/Right Hand Music Group
#3 21 Savage
LW: 3
2W: 3
3W: 3
Slaughter Gang/Epic
album: Issa Album
track: Bank Account
Album recently bowed at #2 on overall SPS chart, currently #11. Songs featured on Apple Music's A-List: Hip Hop playlist and Spotify's New Music Friday and Rap Caviar. #11 at Urban. #30 Rhythmic. Top 10 iTunes Rap. #30 Spotify Global with 107m+ streams; #3 in U.S. 4m+ Instagram followers, 8m monthly Spotify listeners. Currently on U.S. tour. Lollapalooza, Made in America Festival. Press love from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Complex, Pitchfork, Noisey, more. Mgmt: Meezy & Kei for Slaughter Gang
#4 Blackbear
LW: 4
2W: 5
3W: 5
album: digital druglord
track: do re mi
Now Top 15 at Rhythmic, 600m+ global Spotify streams; 10m+ monthly listeners. 20k spins, 64.7m audience TD. #2 Single and #4 Album R&B/Soul on iTunes this week. Close to 1 million U.S. adjusted single sales. 124m global Spotify single streams. Top 20 Shazam in ten U.S. markets. Just wrapped sold-out 40+-date headline tour. Direct support on Fall Out Boy tour to commence this Fall. Social reach of 2.3m+. Mgmt: Tabari Francis & Calvin (Mister) Hay/Erise Management
#5 Kane Brown
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
RCA Nashville/Zone 4
album: Kane Brown (Deluxe Edition)
track: What Ifs
Single #6 and climbing on all Country airplay charts. 400m+ on-demand audio and video streams. Every single, EP and album released has reached #1 on the iTunes chart. 488k+ Shazam followers. 3.5m+ social media subscribers. Headlined over 100 sold-out shows over past year and half with tickets totaling 150k+. Finishing Jason Aldean tour this fall. Stagecoach '18, Route 91 Vegas '18. ACM Top New Male final nominee. CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video "Used Love You Sober." Mgmt: Martha Earls/EFG Management
#6 MAX
LW: 5
2W: 7
3W: 7
album: Hell's Kitchen Angel
track: Lights Down Low
Now approaching Top 25 at Pop radio. Single certified gold with over 160m combined streams. New adds this week at WIOQ, KPWK, KLIF, B97, plus early support from SiriusXM Hits 1, Z100, WKSC, WIHT, WXSS, Power96 Atlanta, and WBLI. 160m+ streams. Now breaking at Hot AC as well with WKRQ, WLNK, WVHT, WSTR. Wrapping tour up sold-out tour in Australia. U.S./Canadian headline dates start in October. Crushed Lollapalooza. Press: Interview, Teen Vogue, more. Mgmt: Ian Planet/Crush
#7 Dua Lipa
LW: 7
2W: 8
3W: 8
Warner Bros.
album: Dua Lipa
track: New Rules
#1 U.K. single. Breaking into Top 30 at Pop and debuting at Hot AC radio now. #4 Spotify global. Face of world's biggest Spotify playlist Today's Top Hits. 165m+ Spotify streams. Top 100 in 26 iTunes markets. #6 Shazam global. Supporting Bruno Mars in U.S. this month. Euro headline dates Oct. Supporting Coldplay in South America Nov. U.S. headline dates Feb 2018. Life is Beautiful 9/24, iHeartRadio Live (in N.Y.) 9/28. Teen Choice Breakout Artist nom. BRIT's 2017 Critic's Choice nom. Mgmt: Ben Mawson/Tap Management
#8 Why Don't We
LW: 8
2W: 9
3W: 9
album: Something Different (EP)
track: Something Different
Breakout single #36 at Pop radio. Early major-market support includes Z100 and WKTU, KIIS, Q102, KDWB, more. 60m+ total Spotify streams (14m+ single). 75m+ YouTube views (25m+ single). 1.9m monthly Spotify listeners. Most recent EP went #1 on iTunes pop chart. Went #1 on Emerging Artist, #2 Next Big Sound, #6 on Heatseekers Albums charts. #2 Pandora Trendsetters. Sold-out summer tour. Today Show 8/22, Elvis Duran 8/23. YouTube Artist to Watch. 1.7m Instagram. Press: EW, Forbes, People, more. Mgmt: Randy Phillips, David Loeffler/Signature Entertainment
#10 Brett Young
LW: 10
2W: 11
3W: 11
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 #1 Most Added on impact. 3.8m+ tracks sold. 143m+ video views. Previously opened for Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Brad Paisley, more. On tour with Lady A. Kicking off first headlining tour w/Carly Pearce as direct support. CMA Best New Artist nom. Shazam's only Country "Emerging Artists of 2017." Cover of Music Row Magazine's 2017 Artist Roster Issue. Mgmt: 377/Red Light
#10 Alice Merton
LW: 16
2W: -
3W: -
album: No Roots (EP)
track: No Roots
Officially Top 35 at Alternative radio; on 25 stations including Alt Nation, Live 105 San Fran, WSFS, KNRK, WLUM, KBZT, KHTB, KRBZ, Music Choice Alternative, more. New TW: KROQ. 69m+ combined DSP streams of single. 24m+ music video views. #32 on iTunes alt single sales chart this week. 1,500 singles sold this week. #175 Overall U.S. Shazam. Single platinum in Germany. U.S. festival dates confirmed for next year. November U.S. tour dates TBA. Mgmt: Paul Grauwinkel / Grauwinkel Management
LW: 9
2W: 13
3W: 13
album: TBC
track: Would You Mind
About to chart at Pop radio. Four new commitments last week including Music Choice Pop, WHBQ, WFBC & KDUK; leading at Pop: Radio Disney, WNKS, WKZL, KHTS & WWMX. +700k weekly combined streams. Extensive playlisting support from Apple and Spotify, 1m in Spotify playlisting. +695k WYM video views TW. +390k social media followers. Debut TV performance on Teen Choice Awards 8/13. VMAs Red Carpet performance 8/27. Recent press coverage from Access Hollywood (interview aired 8/31), TigerBeat, PopStar, EW, J-14, more. Mgmt: Sonny Takhar/KYN Entertainment
#12 Walker Hayes
LW: 11
2W: -
3W: -
Monument Records
album: boom.
track: You Broke Up With Me
Single is Top 30 and climbing at Country radio. Has continuously ranked Top 10 in Country sales per spin since shipping to radio in June. 26m+ single streams; 135k+ digital downloads. On Thomas Rhett's Home Team Tour this fall. 2017 Pandora Ones to Watch. Rolling Stone 2017 Country Artists To Watch. More press love from EW, NPR World Café, more. Album out 12/8. Mgmt: Michael Baum / SMACK Management
#13 J Roddy Walston & The Business
LW: 12
2W: 12
3W: 12
album: Destroyers of the Soft Life
track: The Wanting
#27 at Alternative radio. Spinning at DC101, KTBZ, WBOS, WOLT, KROX, KQGO, WWWX, KMAX, WLKK, WMRQ WRFF, WBRU, WROX, KUCD, KFRR, KTEG, WEND, KCJK, WRDA, WBUZ, WJMZ, 91X, WAJI, more. Three sold-out Baltimore shows last week. Full U.S. tour happening now. WXDX X-Fest w/ Bastille on 9/9. Featured on Spotify's New Music Friday, Rockin Vibes and Rock This; Apple Music's A-List Rock playlist, Breaking Alternative, more. Press: Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, more. Album due 9/29. Mgmt: Lindsay Brandt/C3
#14 Jessie Reyez
LW: 13
2W: 14
3W: 14
album: Kiddo (EP)
track: Figures
Rhythm radio debut (#40). 30m+ global single streams. 8m YouTube views. iHeart Rhythm CHR On The Verge Artist. Spinning at Sirius XM The Heat, WZMX, WLLD, WJMN, KIOA, KBFM, KPEZ, KSSX and more. New TW: KHHM, KKND, KBOS, WTMG. #1 Most Added single at Canadian radio; broke record for most first-week adds for a debut single in Canadian Top 40 history. Vevo Lift. Headlined sold-out U.S. and Euro shows. Recent Fallon performance. Press: Nylon, Spin, Buzzfeed, Pigeons and Planes, W. Mgmt: Mauricio Ruiz, Byron Wilson
#15 Arkells
LW: 14
2W: 16
3W: 16
Last Gang/eOne
album: Morning Report (Deluxe)
track: Knocking at the Door
#1 Canadian Alternative radio 14 weeks (and counting). New radio support from WSUN & 91X. Preparing to chart in U.S. now. 20m+ Spotify album streams. Syncs: 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, 2017 U.S. Open, MLB, Budweiser. Stateside headline tour this Oct/Nov with IRONTOM as direct support; hitting all major markets. Upcoming appearance at NYC's Meadows Festival. Festival slots this cycle include Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Shaky Knees, Sasquatch, Firefly. 4x JUNO Award Winners & 2017 iHeartRadioMMVA winners for Fan Fave Video. Mgmt: Chris Taylor/Last Gang
#16 Moneybagg Yo
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
album: Federal 3X
track: Doin' It
Urban add date 9/12. Debuted #5 on Top 200 Albums Chart. Debuted #1 Album (across genres) on iTunes. Single currently featured on Spotify's Get Turnt and Most Necessary playlists; Tidal's Hip-Hop and R&&B playlist. Other tracks on Spotify's Hip Hop Hits and Work Out Hip Hop Edition; Apple Music's The A List: Hip Hop and #OnRepeat. 1m Spotify listeners. Press: Fader, NY Times, Forbes, HotNewHipHop, Mass Appeal, Hip Hop DX, more. Mgmt: CMG Management