HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
#1 Harry Styles
LW: 1
2W: 2
3W: -
album: Harry Styles
track: Sign of the Times
First solo album from former One Direction star bows at #1 in over 20 countries including U.S.; biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist's first full-length album since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. Gold single at 112m+ streams on Spotify. #12 at Top 40 radio; also #14 Hot AC, #28 Triple A. 50m radio audience. 28m+ official video views. James Corden residency 5/15-18. Recently performed on SNL and Today Show. Tix for 13-date N.A. tour immediately sold out. Rolling Stone cover and four-star review. Mgmt: Jeffrey Azoff & Tommy Bruce/Full Stop Management
#2 Logic
LW: 2
2W: 1
3W: 3
Def Jam
album: Everybody
track: Everybody / Black Spiderman
Album just debuted at top of chart. 250k units sold FW. 45m+ "Everybody" streams. 25m+ "Black Spiderman" streams. 45m+ "1-800-273-8255" streams; 87m+ global streams during release week. Unique partnership with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. "1-800" #40 at Rhythm radio. Also spinning at Pop. Governor's Ball 6/24. TV appearances include Kimmel (5/8), Tavis Smiley (5/10). 29-date Everybody's Tour kicks off 7/7. Press: Complex (cover), NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Variety and more. Mgmt: Chris Zarou & Harrison Remler/Team Visionary
#3 Halsey
LW: 3
2W: 3
3W: 1
album: hopeless fountain kingdom
track: Now or Never
Two-time 2017 Grammy nominee's new single got 155+ stations in first week. Currently #11 at Pop radio. 35m+ in total audience. 18m+ official video views. 70m Spotify streams; now Top 40 on global and Top 30 on U.S. chart. Fallon 5/4. Glastonbury, Reading + Leeds, Roskilde on deck. Did iHeart Festival iHeart Village. Today Show Summer Concert Series 6/9. North American tour now on sale. Press: Forbes ("30 Under 30"), RS, Teen Vogue, EW, Nylon, more. Mgmt: Jason Aron and Anthony Li/Aron Projects
#4 Childish Gambino
LW: 4
2W: 4
3W: 4
album: "Awaken, My Love!"
track: Redbone
Breakthrough week for #2 Most Shazam'd Song in the U.S. Top 40 Mainstream now supporting single in 9 of the Top 10 radio markets in the country. Top 10 Most Added. New at Z100, WKSC, KHKS, WIOQ, WODS, KALV, KUDL, KZHT, more. Approaching Top 10 at Rhythmic with power rotation at KPWR, KBFB, WPGC, WPHI et al. New at KQKS. #1 Urban AC for second week, Top 10 Urban Mainstream. 50m+ combined weekly audience. Syncs include Jordan Peele film Get Out. Governor's Ball 6/3. Included in Time's 100 Most Influential. Mgmt: Wolf & Rothstein
#5 Luis Fonsi
LW: 6
2W: 6
3W: 10
UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic
album: N/A
track: Despacito - Remix
Justin Bieber remix featuring Daddy Yankee sees 50m in Top 40 audience TW; 17280 spins TD. Went #1 iTunes overall. 248m Spotify streams; #1 Global Top 50, #2 U.S. #1 Shazam. 212m YouTube views (largest music video premiere of 2017). Original version has 412m Spotify streams; 1.6b YouTube views in three months. #1 most-streamed Spanish song; #1 Global Chart (first Spanish artist to crack Top 3), #1 across all Spanish-speaking countries. Remix has crossed 1m+ album equivalents in U.S. Performed on Voice finale 5/23. Mgmt: N/A
#6 James Arthur
LW: 5
2W: 5
3W: 2
album: Back From the Edge
track: Say You Won't Let Go
Platinum single Top 20 at Pop and AC, Top 15 AAA and Top 10 Hot AC. 70m total audience. Top 3 National Shazam, Top 30 Global Shazam. #19 on Hot 100. Went #1 at iTunes in U.K., Ireland, Australia, more; Top 10 iTunes U.S, Top 5 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 this November. Mgmt: Martin Hall/Hall or Nothing Management
#7 Lil Yachty
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
album: Teenage Emotions
track: Peek A Boo
New single featuring Migos #1 Most Added at Urban radio. 18m+ official video views so far. 11m+ streams across Apple and Spotify. Breakout hit "1 Night" certified platinum with 251m+ U.S. streams, 103m+ video views. Featured on D.R.A.M.'s Grammy-nominated, two-times platinum "Broccoli." The Teenage Tour coming in August. Selected for Pandora Premium campaign. Obey Your Verse Sprite summer 2017 campaign. Forbes's 2017 "30 Under 30." Love from Forbes, XXL, NY Mag, NYT, Complex, Fader, more. Mgmt: Quality Control
#8 Camila Cabello
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
album: The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving
track: Crying in the Club
135 Top 40 stations add single in the first week including: Z100, WBMP, WKTU, KIIS, KAMP, WBBM, more. Preparing to chart now. Previous #1 Top 40 hit with "Bad Things" w/ Machine Gun Kelly. "Crying" Top 20 on iTunes pop singles chart; #43 overall. #12 on Shazam Future Hits chart. 11m+ Spotify streams in less than a week. Fallon on deck. Press love from Complex, People, MTV, Seventeen and more. Mgmt: Roger Gold
#9 Liam Payne
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
album: N/A
track: Strip That Down
Debut solo single featuring Quavo gets 105 adds out of the gate at Top 40 and Rhythm radio. Debuted at #1 on U.S. iTunes, trended #1 worldwide on Twitter. Currently #1 on Spotify's Viral 50 U.S. chart. #7 on Shazam Future Hits chart. 12m+ Spotify streams in less than a week. Press love from Rolling Stone, Complex, People, Forbes, HotNewHipHop, Teen Vogue, more. Mgmt: Simon Oliveira/Doyen Global
#10 Niall Horan
LW: 8
2W: 8
3W: -
album: N/A
track: Slow Hands
#1 Most Added at Pop and Hot AC with 150 stations on impact. Now #25 in airplay on Pop chart; #26 Hot AC. Debuted #1 on iTunes in 47 countries; currently Top 30 in U.S. overall, #17 U.S. pop. Today's Top Hits on Spotify. 18m+ Spotify streams on new single; 161m+ streams of solo breakout "This Town" TD. Top 10 on Shazam Future Hits in five days. Today Show 5/29. Did Ellen 5/18. Capitol Summer Time Ball (U.K.) 6/10, iHeartMusic Festival 9/23. People's Choice Awards 2017 "Favorite Breakout Artist." Mgmt: Richard Griffiths/Modest!
#11 Midland
LW: 11
2W: 11
3W: 12
Big Machine
album: Midland (EP)
track: Drinkin' Problem
Top 20 on Country radio chart with 162 stations supporting. Top 15 on iTunes country albums and singles charts. 2.5m+ Spotify streams. 800k+ Pandora spins LW. Fairs and festivals in summer, four Tim and Faith tour dates, six opening slots for 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; Jason Owen & Todd Ramey/Sandbox
#12 Phoenix
LW: 10
2W: 10
3W: 9
album: Ti Amo
track: J-Boy
Grammy-winning band's new single approaching Top 10 Triple A, Top 25 Alt; peaked at #1 Specialty. #4 on Alt Nation's ALT 18 Countdown. New at WKQX, WBOS, KBCO, WMMM. Already on over 40 Alternative stations, and continuing to close out Triple A. 2m streams in under a week. Headline tour kicked off 5/12; wraps at Hollywood Bowl 6/15. Shaky Knees, Gov Ball on deck. TV appearance on Fallon. Press: New York Times, Rolling Stone, GQ, Pitchfork. Mgmt: United Management
#13 HAIM
LW: 12
2W: 12
3W: -
album: Something to Tell You
track: Want You Back
Impacted AAA and Alt radio last week. Adds include Sirius XM's Alt Nation, Spectrum and XMU, KCSN, KYSR, KCMP, Music Choice, more. Added to iHeart New Alt Weekly playlist; spotlighted on iHeart stations nationwide. Hit #1 on Spotify's U.S. and Global Viral 50. Festivals: Bumbershoot, Life is Beautiful, Lost Lake, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, more. Best Songs of the Week: USA Today, Pitchfork, Vulture, Beats 1, Pigeons & Planes, Nylon. Taylor Swift posted Instagram support for single. Rolling Stone and EW 5-page features on stands now. Performed on SNL for second time 5/13. Mgmt: Jon Lieberberg/Roc Nation
#14 Sundara Karma
LW: 14
2W: 14
3W: 14
Bee & El/RAL
album: Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect
track: She Said
Swiftly climbing at Alternative radio; #32 this week. #13 on Alt Nation's Alt-18 Countdown. Sales and streaming continue to increase. Added to Apple Music's Best of the Week playlist. Upcoming fests include Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds Festival. True Music Fest in Madrid 6/9 & 6/10. Debut album releasing 7/7; preorder now live including three new tracks. Press: Fader, Paste, Forbes, NY Times, Spin, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, more. Mgmt: Simon Bobbett/SB Management
#15 Playboi Carti
LW: 15
2W: 15
3W: 16
album: Playboi Carti
track: Magnolia
Featured in top-streaming playlists including Spotify's Rap Caviar, Get Turnt and Most Necessary as well as Apple Music's A-List Hip-Hop and It's Lit. "Magnolia" (#63-55) and "wokeuplikethis*" (#80-76) continue to climb Hot 100 chart. @BallerAlert posted Jaden Smith and Diane Von Furstenberg dancing to single on Met Gala red carpet. @BleacherReport posted Lebron James milly rockin' in the gym. Tyler the Creator, Madison Beer, Cara Delevingne and Diplo have all posted "Magnolia" inspired content on socials. Press: GQ, Forbes, Vogue, W, Pitchfork, Fader, Vulture, TMZ, Mass Appeal. Mgmt: Pat Afeku
#16 Judah & the Lion
LW: 16
2W: 16
3W: -
Cletus the Van/Caroline
album: Folk Hop N' Roll Deluxe Edition
track: Take It All Back
Top 20 at Hot AC. New this week: WSTR, KCDA. Already on Sirius/The Pulse, WTMX, WDVD, KAMX, KYKY, KMXB, KSTP, more. #16 Pandora Trendsetters Chart. U.S. Shazam Top 100 and Top 30 in 12 markets. +10k consumption and +5k sales. 22m+ streams. Second single "Suit and Jacket" now Top 20 at Alt. GMA on 6/5. Festivals on deck: Bottlerock, Governors Ball, Firefly, Forecastle. Summer Incubus/Jimmy Eat World stadium tour. iHeartRadio show in Sept. U.S. headline tour this fall. Rolling Stone Artists You Need To Know In 2017. Mgmt: Ben Hutto & Paul Steele/Good Time Inc