HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
#1 Alice Merton
LW: 2
2W: 2
3W: 2
album: No Roots (EP)
track: No Roots
Was #1 at Alt radio for three consecutive weeks; first independent female artist to top Alt chart in Mediabase history. #1 Triple A for six straight weeks. Top 15 Hot AC (#15, +122 spins). Top 30 at Pop (#27, +502 spins). #1 at Alt Canada nine straight weeks. 29.1m in total radio audience TW. 76m+ music video views. #32 selling single in U.S. Spring/summer festivals. Tour with Vance Joy announced. MiniCooper ad, Blacklist, NBA and NFL sync. Fallon 2/9 (re-run 3/30), Corden confirmed 5/9. Mgmt: Paul Grauwinkel / Grauwinkel
#2 BlocBoy JB
LW: 3
2W: 3
3W: 3
OVO Sound/Warner Bros.
album: N/A
track: Look Alive
Top 10 at Rhythm (#7) and Top 5 at Urban (#3) and now in the mix at key Top 40 markets. #1 Greatest Gainer at Urban, #2 at Rhythm. 232m in audience to date. 177m+ single streams on Spotify. #9 Hot 100, #3 U.S. streaming, #4 Spotify U.S., #12 Spotify Global, #3 Apple Music Global, Video #3 YouTube U.S. (up from #5). Syncs include ESPN/NBA. Press: XXL, Fader, HighSnobiety, Vibe, Pigeons & Planes. Mgmt: Rex Zamor
#3 Rich the Kid
LW: 9
2W: 9
3W: 9
album: The World Is Yours
track: New Freezer
"Plug Walk," produced by Rich Forever Music producer Lab Cook, was just added to Urban on the heels of "New Freezer" (now #4 at Urban). 70m "Plug Walk" global streams on Spotify, 50m video views, #40 song on viral Top 50 at Spotify, #18 on Spotify global 200, #12 song on Apple Music Top Chart, #13 song on Hot 100 chart. The World Is Yours debuted at #1 Hip Hop/Rap album on iTunes. Will join Chris Brown's Heartbreak on a Full Moon tour from 6/19-8/4. Mgmt: Ryan Ramsey/Maverick
#4 Foster the People
LW: 5
2W: 5
3W: 5
album: Sacred Hearts Club
track: Sit Next to Me
Charting at five radio formats. Top 40 (#28), Adult Pop (#20), Alt (#4), AAA (#21), and AC (#29) with 30m in audience (+3m). Major market support includes Z100 and Y100. 72 stations Adult Pop stations playing. #22 Shazam U.S with 35k+ tags weekly, tags up each week since release. 35k+ in weekly consumption; 3m+ audio streams. On tour with Paramore this summer. Festivals include Firefly, Okeechobee, Hangout, Life Is Beautiful, more. Mgmt: Brett Williams, John Picard/Monotone Inc.
#5 AJR
LW: 6
2W: 4
3W: 4
AJR Productions/BMG
album: The Click
track: Sober Up
Recently went #1 at Alt radio; now #6. Top 25 at Triple A and Hot AC. #40 at Top 40. 46m+ Spotify streams, added to Spotify's Today's Top Hits playlist. Spotify Singles Session out now. Added to Apple Music's the Today's Hits and A-List Alt Playlists. Recent festivals include Midtown Music & ACL. Currently on Sold Out U.S. headline tour. Kimmel performance. YouTube "Artist on the Rise." iHeartRadio "About to Break." Hangout and Forecastle festivals. Press: Nylon, Just Jared, Alt Press, more. Mgmt: Steve Greenberg & Laurie Marvald/AJR Productions
#6 Jordan Davis
LW: 8
2W: 8
3W: 8
MCA Nashville
album: Home State
track: Singles You Up
Highest-selling debut album for solo country artist for 2018. Single remains strong at #2 at Country radio, +612 spins this week. Total audience of 56.8m (+3.7m). Up 6% to 4.2m weekly streams. Spent over a month on Spotify U.S. viral chart (peaking at #2); also charted globally. 120m global spins, 62.7m Nielsen Chart. 33.1m at Pandora, 95.8m U.S. based. Just launched first headlining White Wine and Whiskey Tour. On Jake Owen's summer Life's Watcha Make It Tour. Fests: Tortuga, Stagecoach. Today Show (3/27); also did Seth Meyers. Named "Artist to Watch" by Rolling Stone, CMT, Tennessean, Shazam, Pandora, more. Mgmt: Zach Sutton/Red Light
#7 lovelytheband
LW: 7
2W: 6
3W: 6
album: everything i could never say... (EP)
track: broken
#3 on the Alternative radio chart; 3,033 spins TW (+161), 12.01m Audience TW. #29 at Triple A; #3 Most Added, 176 spins TW (+37) .711m Audience TW (+.144m). #68 U.S. Shazam. U.S. single sales up 5.4%. 12m+ U.S. streams TD. 1.5m + official video views. 3/6 Rockwood Music Hall NYC Show. Tour with Vance Joy starts 4/13. Tour with AWOLNATION kicks off 6/16. Confirmed for Hangout Festival & Lollapalooza. Press: Buzzfeed, Nylon, All Access, AP, Balcony TV, more. Mgmt: Denis Lipari
#8 Two Feet
LW: 11
2W: 12
3W: 12
album: N/A
track: I Feel Like I'm Drowning
Top 20 Alt radio. 3.8m+ aud. Top 5 Most Added this week, continues to rise. iHeart Alternative Artist on the Verge. Newly added: Alt Nation, WWDC WRDA, WDTW, KPNT, WXDX, WEDG, KMYZ, KFRR, WHHZ. SiriusXM's "Future Five" for 2018. 3.2m monthly Spotify listeners; 13.8m+ Spotify streams. Spotify New Music Friday (2.4m) feature. Spotify Rock This (4.1m), Spotify Young & Free (930k), Spotify Digging Now (670k), more. Apple Music's A List: Alternative. Pandora Trendsetter 14 weeks in a row at #20. YouTube Artist on the Rise. Shazam Artist You Need to Know + 1.6m Shazams. Completely sold-out first U.S. headline tour. Mgmt: Andrew McInnes / TMWRK
LW: 10
2W: 7
3W: 7
album: N/A
track: Get Out
Top 15 at Alt with 70+ stations playing. Leading support from Alt Nation, WBMP, KYSR, WKQX, KITS, WRFF, KRBZ, KQGO, XTRA and more. 5.6m in Weekly Audience, and over 44m in audience TD. RateTheMusic: #4 Overall, #1 Persons 25-34, Top 5 Men Overall, #8 Women Overall. 8.8m+ Spotify streams. #6 Spotify Viral chart. "My Enemy" feat. Matt Berninger of The National World Record on Apple Music Beats 1. Festivals: Governor's Ball, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands. "Get Out" Roosevelt and One-Bit remixes released. Press: Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork, Fader, Nylon, Noisey, MTV, more. Mgmt: Lunatic Ent.
#10 Lil Xan
LW: 4
2W: 10
3W: 10
album: N/A
track: Betrayed
1.8m total consumption TD (60k+ each week). 5m+streams, 3m video views each week. 158m+ video views TD. 9m+ monthly Spotify listeners. 1m SoundCloud plays a week; 52m+ TD. Sold-out headline tour completed last month. Firefly, Buku, Rolling Loud Miami confirmed. Just-released album poised for solid chart bow. Mgmt: DJ Mormile/Stanley Benton, Fakework
LW: 12
2W: 11
3W: 11
Red Bull
album: Here Come the Runts
track: Handyman
#9 Alternative, 2,023x (+109); 7m+ audience weekly. 70+ Alt stations including WBMP (65x), WRDA (45x), KRBZ (45x) Alt Nation (40x), KITS (45x). Closing out Alt; 5m+ streams. Video: 1.4m+ Youtube. Shazams 101k+, Major playlists include Spotify Rock This, Apple Music: The A List Alternative. Did Kimmel 2/6. U.K./Euro dates in April. Leg 2 starts Hangout 5/20, XFest 6/2. Album debuted #1 Rock, #1 Alternative, Top 20 overall. Mgmt: Berko Pearce, Scott Sheldon/RM64
#12 Mt. Joy
LW: 13
2W: 13
3W: 13
album: Mt. Joy
track: Silver Lining
Top 10 at AAA, panel nearly closed out. Top 35 at Modern Rock. New adds this week: KCJK & WWWX. Now in rotation on 30+ Modern Rock stations. Track's combined streams now over 6m; 500k LW. 26m artist streams at Spotify, 1.4m monthly listeners. Headline tour plus spring dates w/ The Head and the Heart, Anderson East and Grouplove. Shaky Knees, Bottlerock, High Sierra, more fests on deck. Mgmt: Jack Gallagher/C3
#13 In Real Life
LW: 14
2W: 15
3W: 15
album: N/A
track: Tattoo (How 'Bout You)
42 adds on impact week. Recently added at Sirius Hits 1, WRNW, KVLY, KDLW, WAEZ, WFLC, KXXM, WPLW, WNFN and WPXY. Now on 60+ stations, currently chartbound. 1m+ video views. 1m+ in overall social reach. Touring, 2018. Performed on Kimmel, Good Morning America, Live w/ Kelly and Ryan, MTV TRL, Despierta America - Univision on 4/20. Nominated for Best Boy Band at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Press: Entertainment Tonight, People, Billboard, MTV News, NKD MAG, Idolator. Mgmt: Johnny Wright/WEG; Joby Harte/The Partnership
#14 Cigarettes After Sex
LW: 15
2W: 16
3W: 16
album: Cigarettes After Sex
track: Apocalypse
Alternative adds at KNRK, SiriusXM Alt Nation & XMU, KROQ, KJEE, KRBZ, WEQX, Music Choice, WWCD, KYRK. #1 on SiriusXM Alt Nation's Alt 8 for two weeks. Full U.S. tour currently underway. Festivals include Osheaga, Lollapalooza, Primavera. Syncs: Closed out Calvin Klein's SS18 NYFW show. "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby" on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale; song also handpicked by Frances Bean Cobain for her Marc Jacobs campaign. Ralph Lauren digital ad campaign feat. single running right now. Mgmt: Ed Harris / Blue Raincoat Music
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
Counter Records/Foreign Family Collective
album: A Moment Apart
track: Higher Ground
Added at WBMP, KITS, Alt Nation, WROX, WFUZ, WEXX, Music Choice, WNFZ, KYRK. 230m+ combined WW album streams. Coachella main stage (4/15 & 4/22), Hangout (5/20), Firefly (6/14), Panorama (7/29), Lollapalooza (8/5), Outside Lands (8/10-8/12), more fests. Spring 2018 A Moment Apart Tour. Syncs: Apple iPhone X, 2018 Winter Olympics, Grey's Anatomy, GoPro, FIFA 18, more. Two 2018 Grammy noms (Best Dance/Electronic Album & Best Dance Recording). Press: NPR Here & Now, Rolling Stone, Complex, Fader. Mgmt: Adam Foley & Randy Reed / Red Light Management
#16 Greta Van Fleet
LW: 16
2W: 14
3W: 14
album: From the Fires (Double EP)
track: Safari Song
Active Rock 2.3m aud. #47 Alt. First artist in 16 years to have consecutive singles from debut release go #1 at Active (in U.S. and Canada). First artist to have debut album single spend nine or more weeks at #1 (Canada). First artist to have first two singles simultaneously in Top 10 at Rock radio for 3+ consecutive weeks (Canada). 9m+ Spotify streams. "Highway Tune" was #1 Active Rock four consecutive weeks; 16m+ Spotify. Hit #1 Mainstream Rock airplay chart. Canada #1 Active Rock 12 consecutive weeks. Went Top 5 overall on iTunes U.S. album chart. Spring tour; L.A. sold out in under an hour. Euro tour sold out. RS upcoming New Classics feature; Guitar Player cover feature for Jake. Mgmt: Aaron Frank / ABIMGMT