HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
#1 NF
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NF Real Music/Caroline
album: Perception
track: Let You Down
#1 Top 200 debut. Certified Platinum. #2 Shazam U.S. #8 globally. #17 Hot 100, #5 R&B/Hip Hop Songs, #2 Pandora Top Spins. 100k+ weekly consumption. 275m+ Spotify streams, 20m+ streams per week, 20m monthly Spotify listeners, #11 Global Top 50, #14 US Top 50. Heading Top 10 Pop and Top 5 Rhythm; 61m+ in audience. Spring 2018 headline tour; 40 sold out dates hitting all major markets . European headline tour. Sync: NFL Playoffs Promo on NBC. Management: Chris Woltman/Element1
#2 SZA
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album: Ctrl
track: The Weeknd
Best New Artist Grammy nom. "The Weekend" Top 20 Rhythm and Urban. Platinum previous single "Love Galore" f/Travis Scott now #1 at Urban AC; continues with strong spins at Rhythm. New tracks with Kendrick "All the Stars" about to chart at Rhythm and Urban & "Broken Clocks" just cracked Urban this week. Gold album debuted #3 on overall Top 200, went #1 at iTunes and Apple Music. 235m+ Spotify streams WW. 315m+ Apple Music U.S. Nearly 50m "Love Galore" video views. Featured on Maroon 5's "What Lovers Do." Coachella in April. Mgmt: TDE
#3 Khalid
LW: 3
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Right Hand Music/RCA
album: American Teen
track: Young, Dumb & Broke
Five Grammy noms. Won MTV Best New Artist VMA. Featured on Logic's "1-800-273-8255" with Alessia Cara. "Location" double platinum & follow-up single "Young Dumb & Broke" platinum. Top 20 #22 now; went Top 5 Rhythm. "Saved" #37 at Rhythm. "Silence" with Marshmello Top 25 U.K. Singles Chart. U.S. album platinum. Over 1.5B+ US Streams. Featured in Sony's Lost In Music campaign. Euro tour in Feb. U.S. tour kicks off 5/1. One of Time's 30 most influential teens of 2017. Mgmt: Courtney Stewart/Right Hand Music Group
#4 Dua Lipa
LW: 5
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Warner Bros.
album: Dua Lipa
track: New Rules
Top 25 U.K. Singles Chart. Top 5 at Pop and Top 15 at Hot AC radio. #7 Spotify global/#36 U.S. Recently face of world's biggest Spotify playlist Today's Top Hits; still featured. 595m+ Spotify streams. Top 10 iTunes Pop. Shazam #9 global, #8 U.S. Supported Coldplay in South America Nov. U.S. headline dates Feb 2018. U.K./Ireland 2018 tour. Life is Beautiful, iHeartRadio Live (in N.Y.). Teen Choice Breakout Artist nom. BRIT's 2017 Critic's Choice nom. Mgmt: Ben Mawson/Tap Management
#5 MAX
LW: 7
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album: Hell's Kitchen Angel
track: Lights Down Low
Sales and spins continue to increase, rises to #12 at Pop and Hot AC radio this week. Single gold with close to 200m combined streams. Early support continues from SiriusXM Hits 1, Z100, WKSC, WIHT, WXSS, WBLI. Power Rotation at WXXL, WKTU, KZCH, more. Just completed sold-out tour in Australia, as well as U.S./Canadian headline dates. Currently in U.K./Euro. Much-talked-about Lollapalooza performance. Added to Coachella main stage this year. Press: Interview, Teen Vogue, more developing. Mgmt: Ian Planet/Crush
#6 Alice Merton
LW: 8
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album: No Roots (EP)
track: No Roots
#4 at Alt radio and growing. 135m+ in total audience, on 70 stations. #2 Greatest Gainer, +244 spins at Alt Nation. #1 at Triple A for four weeks. Top 25 at Hot AC (#22), +105 spins. Top 10 Most Added at Pop, impacting 2/12. #1 at Alternative Canada. 50m+ music video views. #1 highest-selling track at Alt; 7,464 singles sold TW. Top 5 iTunes alt. #25 Shazam U.S. 115m+ combined DSP. Single platinum in Germany. Winter tour dates. 2018 U.S. festival dates include Governors Ball, Shaky Knees, Bottle Rock. Blacklist sync. Fallon 2/8. Mgmt: Paul Grauwinkel / Grauwinkel
#7 Troye Sivan
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album: N/A
track: My My My!
New single impacting now. 35+ stations already added. #3 iTunes U.S. debut. Top 15 Spotify, 16m+ single streams, 13m+ monthly listeners. Featured on New Music Friday. 10m+ Youtube views for official video; 400m+ total channel views, 2.7m+ subscribers. 7.7m Instagram, 7.92m Twitter. Saturday Night Live Musical Guest 1/20. Touring/show plans TBA 2018. Mgmt: Brandon Creed | Full Stop Management
#8 Migos
LW: 9
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album: Culture II
track: MotorSport / Stir Fry
"MotorSport" f/Nicki Minaj & Cardi B" #1 at Urban radio; fastest #1 Migos record to date. "Stir Fry" on over 70 stations and trending Top 20 on the Urban Chart. Currently touring U.S. Coachella in April. Syncs/brand partnerships: Finish Line. Nominated for two 2018 Grammys (Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance). Nominated for four iHeartRadio Awards (Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Hip Hop Song of the Year, Best Remix, Best Duo/Group). Mgmt: Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Pierre "Pee" Thomas/Quality Control
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Arista Nashville
album: Hallelujah Nights
track: Greatest Love Story
Platinum single recently #1 for two weeks at Country radio. #1 selling country song for multiple weeks. Went #1 on Top 60 Country Songwriters Chart. Went #1 on Emerging Artists Chart. Sync on Netflix's The Ranch. Album went Top 5 iTunes albums. "Born to Love You" impacts 1/29. Currently out with Chris Young and Kane Brown on Losing Sleep Tour. Performed at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, ACL, more. RS's Artists You Need to Know, and one of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2017. Mgmt: Mary Hilliard Harrington, Ryan Harrington, Stephanie Johnson/Red Light
#10 Lil Pump
LW: 10
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Tha Lights Global
album: Lil Pump
track: Gucci Gang
Single #10 at Urban radio, #12 Rhythm. #28 Spotify Global, #17 U.S. 277m+ streams; on Today's Top Hits. Top 20 Spotify in 20 countries. Top 5 on Hot 100 for three weeks. #1 overall streaming album week of release. #1 U.S. video on YouTube for three weeks. Top 10 global video. Nearly 700m global streams on album. Headline tour wrapped 12/23. Rolling Loud So Cal 12/16. New song "Designer" out now. Mgmt: Dooney Battle/Tha Lights Global
#11 BTS
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RED Promo/Bighit Entertainment
album: N/A
track: MIC Drop
Single f/Desiigner #24 at Pop radio; about to chart at Rhythm. Went #1 at Apple Music and iTunes; #1 on overall songs chart in 53 countries, #1 K-Pop in 78, #1 Pop in 57. 58m+ U.S. Spotify streams. Went #1 on Spotify Global / U.S. Viral 50. Featured on Today's Top Hits playlist (18.5m followers). 90k in U.S. sales TD. Sold out U.S. arenas in hours for third world tour this past spring. Wings Tour finale 12/18-10 in Korea. Mgmt: Bighit
#12 AJR
LW: 12
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AJR Productions/BMG
album: The Click
track: Sober Up
Top 5 at Alternative radio and growing. Top 25 album on iTunes. Sales up for multiple consecutive weeks. 15m+ Spotify streams, added to Spotify's Pop Rising playlist. Spotify Singles Session out now. Hit Predictor score: 88.35 (Top 10). Recent festivals include Midtown Music & ACL. U.S. headline tour on sale now. Kimmel 1/23. YouTube "Artist on the Rise." iHeartRadio "About to Break." Performance at iHeart's ALTerEGO festival. Press: Nylon, Just Jared, Alt Press, more. Mgmt: Steve Greenberg & Laurie Marvald/AJR Productions
#13 Foster the People
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album: Sacred Hearts Club
track: Sit Next to Me
Top 10 at Alt radio (#9), close to charting on HAC (#32) and hasn't even officially impacted yet (impact date 1/22). Impacting AAA 1/23. 6.6m in total audience. Playing on 50+ Alt stations. 15k Shazam tags each week, up for 24 out of 25 weeks. 800k in weekly audio streams, 10k in weekly consumption. Performed single on Corden release week. Playing Japan and Southeast Asia this month. Festivals - Okeechobee in FL 3/1, Hangout Festival in AL 5/20. Mgmt: Brett Williams, John Picard/Monotone Inc.
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Counter/Foreign Family Collective
album: A Moment Apart
track: Line of Sight
Two Grammy noms (Best Dance/Electronic Album & Best Dance Recording). Single f/WYNNE & Mansionair Top 25 Alternative. 28m+ in audience. "Across the Room" f/Leon Bridges Top 15 AAA. New adds at KRVB, WMMM & WNCS. Power rotation at KFOG, KINK, WRLT and more. 167m+ combined WW album streams. 10m+ video views by album. Debuted #3 Top 200. Syncs: 2018 Winter Olympics, NBA, Grey's Anatomy, MLB World Series, GoPro, FIFA 18, more. Australian tour dates to commence in Feb, U.S. dates on deck for March. Mgmt: Adam Foley/Red Light
#15 Bishop Briggs
LW: 15
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album: TBD
track: Dream
Current single Top 25 and climbing at Alt radio. "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 and Bleachers. Headlining tour this spring. Recently did Kimmel. Syncs include OITNB, Shades of Blue, Quantico, Paramount's Fences trailer, Real Housewives of N.Y., Fifty Shades Freed, more. Named MTV's Push: Artist of the Month. Mgmt: George Robertson/Teleport
#16 Mansionair
LW: 16
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album: N/A
track: Astronaut (Something About Your Love)
Top 40 chart now. Debuted #37 Alt Top 5 Most Added Alt & AAA. Early support at SXM Alt Nation, SXM Chill, KYSR, WXRT, KITS, WBMP, KVIL, WSFS, KCMP, more. Debut at #1 Alt Specialty. #1 Most Played at Triple J (Australia). 1.5m monthly Spotify listeners, 4m plays. Playlists include Pop Chillout (1.3m), Ultimate Indie (1.7m), more. 150k+ Shazam tags. Apple Music support on Breaking Alternative, A-List Electronic (U.K.), more. Beats 1 love from Zane Lowe. Grammy nom for Best Dance Recording (with ODESZA & Wynne). Mgmt: Lunatic Ent