HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
for week of: 09/22-09/28/2023
#1 Noah Kahan
LW: 2
2W: 2
3W: 2
album: Stick Season (We'll All Be Here Forever)
track: Dial Drunk
3b+ career streams, 16.9m+ monthly listeners, "Dial Drunk" debuted #3 Spotify Weekly Top Songs U.S., hit #1 at Alt and AAA, currently #19 at Top 40, #17 Hot AC; "Stick Season" hit #1 on AAA; album debuted #3 overall, #1 at Rock and Alt; sold-out 2022 and 2023 Stick Season Tour; announced 32-date We'll All Be Here Forever Tour for 2024; performing Oceans Calling Festival (9/30); featured in Rolling Stone, V Magazine, more. Booking: Joe Atamian/Wasserman. Mgmt: Drew Simmons & Ryan Langlois/Foundations
#2 Jelly Roll
LW: 3
2W: 3
3W: 3
BBR Music Group/Stoney Creek Records
album: Whitsitt Chapel
4b+ streams; 7m+ monthly listeners; 27m+ weekly on-demand streams; "NEED A FAVOR" hit #1 at Active Rock, #1 at Country, #9 Hot AC, #22 Top 40; "Save Me" w/Lainey Wilson #26 at Country; "Dead Man Walking" spent two weeks at #1 on Active Rock; 44-city Backroad Baptism Tour; dates on Eric Church's Outsiders Revival Tour. Festivals: DenimFest, Tailgate N' Tallboys, more; Jelly Roll: Save Me Hulu doc (5/30), more; three-time CMT Award winner. Booking: CAA. Mgmt: Jon Meneilly & Jonathan Craig
#3 Jung Kook
LW: 4
2W: 4
3W: 4
album: N/A
track: Seven
"Seven" f/Latto was #1 on Spotify Global, #34 U.S.; #17 Top 40, #18 Hot AC; fastest song to surpass 100m Spotify streams, most unfiltered first-week streams for a song in Spotify history and biggest streaming debut in 2023, more; first Korean solo artist to chart Top 10 on Apple Music global chart, more; appeared on GMA, BBC The One Show, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 opening ceremony; featured in Vogue, Dazed Korea, Rolling Stone U.K., Variety, more. Mgmt: BIGHIT MUSIC/HYBE
#4 Myke Towers
LW: 6
2W: 6
3W: 6
One World/Warner Music Latina
track: LALA
46m+ monthly listeners; nearly 500m global streams on "LALA," hit #1 on Spotify Global, reached #1 at Latin radio, longest-running #1 Latin solo song in the chart's history, also #1 in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, more; 3m+ TikTok creations; 900m+ streams on album; currently on his La Vida Es Una North American Tour through 11/26. #11 Spanish Contemporary (Pop), #13 Latin Urban, more. Featured in Variety, Remezcla, NY Times, more. Mgmt: Orlando Cepeda/One World & Brandon Silverstein/S10
#5 Laufey
LW: 7
2W: 7
3W: 7
album: Bewitched
track: From the Start
Album out now. 500m+ global streams; 13m+ monthly listeners; 650m+ TikTok views on "From the Start," added to Spotify's Today's Top Hits, 1.5m+ daily streams, 100m streams to date; gaining 500k new fans per month. The Bewitched Tour (Fall 2023) sold out over 30,000 tickets in minutes; wrapped sold-out headline tour in Australia and Asia, including global festivals like Montreux Jazz; radio support from Music Choice, SiriusXM, KCRW, WFUV, Flood FM, more. Booking: Zac Bluestone/Wasserman. Mgmt: Max Gredinger/Foundations Music
#6 Sexyy Red
LW: 10
2W: 10
3W: 10
Open Shift/gamma.
album: Hood Hottest Princess
track: SkeeYee
Album entered Top 10 U.S. Apple Music Top Albums chart upon 6/9 release, currently #26; "SkeeYee" #13 at Urban, #24 at Rhythm, #40 Spotify Viral 50 U.S., hit #1 at TikTok U.S. Hot 50, more; "Looking for the Hoes" Top 20 TikTok U.S. Hot 50; support on Drake's It's All a Blur Tour; first 20-city headlining Hood Hottest Princess Tour (10/16- 11/29); BET Hip-Hop nom for Best Breakthrough Hip-Hop Artist; featured in Pitchfork, RS, Complex, more. Booking: Andrew Leiber/MAC Agency
#7 Reneé Rapp
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
album: Snow Angel
track: Snow Angel
Snow Angel earned largest first-week sales in the U.S. for a female debut album, 350.8m+ total streams; "Pretty Girls" peaked #4 New Music Friday - Daily (Global); Global Snow Hard Feelings tour underway, sold out 100k+ tickets globally, 65k within the first 24 hours; Life is Beautiful 2023; performed Today Show Summer Concert Series, MTV VMAs (BNA & PUSH Performance of the Year nominee), more; featured in TIME, L.A. Times, AP, more. Booking: Ben Totis/WME. Mgmt: Adam Mersel/Immersive Music
#8 Tate McRae
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
album: N/A
track: greedy
"greedy" biggest debut to date, 60m+ global streams, 19m+ U.S.; #6 Spotify Global, Top 10 in 17 countries; #1 Most Added at Top 40 and Hot AC upon release; 285k+ TikTok creations, #10 TikTok Top 50, #5 Viral 50, 2b+ views across creations; #6 overall YouTube trending; 2023 North American Are We Flying Tour; featured in RS, People, more. Booking: Brian Manning, Mike Greek, Shirin Nury, Lee Goforth & Phil Quist/CAA. Mgmt: Jeffrey Azoff, Tommy Bruce, Tom Skoglund, Sali Kharazi & Ali Saunders/Full Stop
#9 Kenya Grace
LW: -
2W: -
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Warner/Major Recordings
album: N/A
track: Strangers
17m+ monthly listeners; 116m+ streams globally on "Strangers" since 9/1 release, debuted Top 5 in 18 territories on Spotify, #2 U.K., #5 global, #23 U.S.; featured in all major hits lists across the DSPs; closed last week at #3 on U.K. OCC chart, currently #2; #2 Shazam Global, #1 U.S. dance for 3+ weeks, #1 Global. Booking: Sam Kirby Yoh & Scott Schreiber/UTA. Mgmt: Nick Huggett & Nick Shymansky/Day One Management
#10 Doechii
LW: 11
2W: 11
3W: 11
album: N/A
track: What It Is (Block Boy) & Booty Drop
17.8m monthly Spotify listeners; "What It Is (Block Boy)" #6 Top 40; #13 Shazam U.S.; "Booty Drop" dropped 8/18, 5.5m+ Spotify streams RTD; joining Doja Cat's The Scarlet Tour this fall; 1.2m+ TikTok followers; 430k+ YouTube subs, 160m+ combined views. Featured in ALLURE (cover), Rolling Stone "Future of Music", L.A. Times (cover fall preview), Vogue, XXL Freshman Class, more. Booking: WME. Mgmt: TDE
#11 boygenius
LW: 12
2W: 12
3W: 12
album: the record
track: Not Strong Enough
Album out now. 50m+ Spotify streams on "Not Strong Enough," 3m+ views on official video, hit #1 at AAA; "Cool About It" #16 at AAA; performed Coachella; Øya Festival, Pukkelpop Festival, more; appeared on Kimmel; AEG's re:SET concert series (12 cities); EU shows; announced five new U.S. dates in fall. Booking: Dave Rowan/High Road Touring & Kevin French/CAA. Mgmt: Sean Rhorer/Distance Management, Dalton Sim/Good Harbor Music & Darin Harmon/Blue Raincoat Music
#12 Bakar
LW: 13
2W: 13
3W: 13
Black Butter/Epic
album: HALO
track: Hell N Back
9m monthly listeners, 500m+ on platinum certified "Hell N Back," 1b+ TikTok views, peaked #1 on AAA chart, historically re-added to Alt radio in April, #18 at Pop this week, #19 Hot AC; sold-out L.A.'s The Novo (4/17), performed Coachella; Lollapalooza and Reading & Leeds; synced on Disney Pixar's "Elemental" (2023), more; Fallon; featured in NPR, Forbes 30 Under 30 (EU), NYT, more. Booking: Justin Nabors/WME. Mgmt: Kirk Harding, Matthew Baus & Jasper Ford/Our Bad Habit
#13 Bleachers
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
Dirty Hit
album: N/A
track: Modern Girl
3.8m+ monthly listeners; "Modern Girl" released as Clara Amfo's Hottest Record premiering on BBC Radio 1; tied for #1 Most Added at AAA last week; 1m+ global song/video streams; performing two radio shows in Florida (December); single featured in Sex Education; added to Spotify's All New Indie (cover), The Other List, Lemonade, more, 29 New Music Friday playlists globally; Apple Music's ALT CNTRL (cover), more; featured in Rolling Stone, NME, more. Booking: Mike Marquis/CAA. Mgmt: Jamie Oborne/All on Red
#14 Lovejoy
LW: 14
2W: 14
3W: 14
album: N/A
track: Call Me What You Like
2.4m monthly listeners, 700m+ career streams; "Call Me What You Like" hit Top 10 at Alt radio; Alt Nation Advanced Placement, Alt 104.5 New Discovery of the Week; peaked #32 U.K. Singles chart; sold out May North American headline tour in seconds, performing Gov Ball, Shaky Knees; added to Pop Rising, Lorem, Hot Hits U.K.; featured in OTW, Harvard Crimson, The Honey Pop, more. Booking: Len Chenfeld & Marty Diamond/Wasserman. Mgmt: Dave Bryan/DMB Management
#15 Paul Russell
LW: 15
2W: 15
3W: 15
album: N/A
track: Lil Boo Thang
2m+ monthly Spotify listeners, "Lil Boo Thang" debuted #28 at Rhythm and Hot AC, #24 Top 40; added to Spotify's Big on the Internet, Teen Beats, Apple Music's New Music Daily, Glow, A-List Pop, more; debuted #1 on iTunes Pop chart; 2m+ global streams; #44 U.S. Shazam; #36 TikTok Hot 50, 62k+ video creations, 420k+ followers, 7m+ likes; featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Just Jared, Melodic Mag, more. Mgmt: Paul Abas/American Dogwood & Jared Cotter/Range Media Partner
#16 Royel Otis
LW: 16
2W: 16
3W: 16
album: Sofa Kings
track: Sofa King
1.3m+ monthly listeners, 3m+ Spotify streams RTD on "Sofa King," just beginning at Alt radio, big support from Alt Nation (Top 10 Alt 18) and Audacy, with KROQ leading the way, also spinning at KVIL, WSFS, KNDD, WDZH, KBZT, WPOI-F2, KNRK, KKDO and more; Top 5 Most Added week of 9/5; added to Spotify's Feel-Good Indie Rock, ALT NOW, more; heading out on Headline U.S. tour in May 2024. Booking: John Bongiorno & Ali Hedrick/Arrival. Mgmt: Andrew Klippel/Ourness