HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
for week of: 05/06-05/12/2022
#1 The Walters
LW: 1
2W: 1
3W: 1
album: Try Again
track: I Love You So
EP out now. 482m+ Spotify streams on platinum-certified "I Love You So," #21 at Top 40, #20 Hot AC; Spotify Top Songs Global & U.S. chart; 10b+ global TikTok views across videos. Kicked off spring North America headlining tour on 5/13 in Salt Lake City, concluding at L.A.'s Wiltern on 6/9. Appeared on Kimmel. Featured in Variety, Atwood, more. Booking: Greg Horbal & Jason Parent/APA. Mgmt: Rob Cavallo/Done Deal Mgmt & Alex Brahl/7s Mgmt
#2 Latto
LW: 2
2W: 2
3W: 2
album: N/A
track: Big Energy
777 out now. 320m+ global career streams, 140m+ on "Big Energy," peaked #1 at Top 40, Rhythm and Urban, currently #16 at Hot AC. Hit #1 Shazam Top 200. 24-city Latto 777 Tour kicked off on 3/19; playlists: RapCaviar, Hot Rhytmic, Rap Life, A-List Pop, Party Hits, more. "Sunshine" f/Lil Wayne & Childish Gambino chart bound at Rhythm. Featured in NPR, RS, Complex, XXL, Vogue, more. Booking: Chris Jordan/UTA. Mgmt: Brandon Farmer/B Farmer Mgmt
#3 Becky G & KAROL G
LW: 3
2W: 4
3W: -
album: N/A
track: MAMIII
70m+ combined monthly listeners. 244m+ Spotify streams on "MAMIII," #30* at Top 40, Top 20 Rhythm; Top 15 Spotify Global and U.S. Shazam; Top 30 Apple Music U.S. and Global; debuted #1 on Hot Latin Songs chart; added to Today's Top Hits, Party Hits, Viva Latino, more; 17m+ official video views. Featured in RS, Remezcla, more. Booking: Brian Manning & Akin Aliu/CAA (Becky G), Jbeau Lewis &Ryan Soroka/UTA (KAROL G). Mgmt: Marc Jordan, Ben Tischker and Daniela Matos/SOTA DTLA
#4 Muni Long
LW: 4
2W: 4
3W: 4
SuperGiant/Def Jam
album: Public Displays of Affection (EP)
track: Hrs and Hrs
3.8m+ monthly listeners, 81m+ Spotify streams on "Hrs and Hrs," reached #1 at Rhythm and Urban; added to Today's Top Hits, Hot Hits USA, more. 42m+ views on official video; peaked Top 10 on Apple Music and Shazam U.S.; "Another" #16 and rising at Urban radio; 900k+ TikTok followers, 680k+ video creations with sound. Featured in Rolling Stone, Variety, BET, Okayplayer, HipHop DX, more. Booking: CAA. Mgmt: Chris Anokute and Rashad Taylor/SuperGiant
#5 Dove Cameron
LW: 5
2W: 5
3W: 5
album: N/A
track: Boyfriend
16m monthly Spotify listeners; "Boyfriend" #9 at Top 40, #15 Hot AC; airplay support at Sirius XM HITS 1, KMVQ, KYLD, Q102, KHTS, WAEB, WARQ, KC101, more; Top 30 on Spotify Global and U.S. Playlists: Today's Top Hits, Hot Hits UK, Pop Rising, Viral Hits, more; performed on Fallon; 700k+ TikTok video creations since 1/30. Featured in UPROXX, ET Canada, more. Booking: Matt Galle/CAA. Mgmt: Adam Alpert & Jen Fierman/Disruptor
#6 Yeat
LW: 6
2W: 6
3W: 6
Field Trip/Geffen
album: 2 Alivë
track: Still countin'
2 Alivë debuted #1 on Spotify's Global Top Albums Debut chart, peaked #1 on Apple's All Genre and Hip-Hop charts hours after release; 680m+ global streams between Spotify and Apple Music. Playlists: Rap Life, Rap Caviar, NMF, Internet People (cover), more. Upcoming pop-up shows in L.A, N.Y; U.S. 2 Alivë Tour in April; The Smokers Club Fest (4/30); "U Could Tell" synced on Euphoria. Featured in NYT, Pitchfork, FADER, more. Booking: Michael Guirguis/UTA. Mgmt: Justin "Nextel" Gallego
#7 Lil Tjay
LW: 7
2W: 7
3W: 7
album: N/A
track: In My Head
"Goin Up" out now. 7.5b+ career streams, 90m+ global streams on "In My Head," #30 at Rhythm and #32 at Urban; landed the cover of Spotify's Rap Caviar and Hot Rhythmic upon release; debuted #4 on U.S. Spotify, #20 global, Top 10 Apple Music U.S. and Global; 9m+ YouTube views on official video. Performing Rolling Loud Miami, Osheaga, Wireless Fest, more. Appeared on Fallon with 6LACk; featured in FADER, Complex, more. Booking: Brent Smith and Fred Zahedinia/Wasserman. Mgmt: Deon Douglas and Clayton Barmore/11 AM Co.
#8 Em Beihold
LW: 8
2W: 8
3W: 8
Moon Projects/Republic
album: N/A
track: Numb Little Bug
7.9m+ monthly Spotify listeners; 170m+ streams globally on "Numb Little Bug," #14 at Top 40, #13 Hot AC; peaked #1 on Spotify's Global Viral chart; included in BBC Radio 1 Best New Pop; peaked #1 TikTok Viral. 7m+ official video views. Playlists: Spotify's Pop Rising (#1, Cover), Young & Free (#1), Hot Hits USA, more. Featured in Variety, E! News, ET, OTW, more. Mgmt: Nick Bobetsky/State of the Art
#9 Anitta
LW: 9
2W: 9
3W: 9
album: Versions of Me
track: Envolver
10.5b+ global career streams. "Envolver" approaching Top 40 chart; peaked #1 on Spotify Global, making her the first solo Latin female artist to hit #1. Added to Today's Top Hits, A-List Pop; 1m+ TikTok creations; Coachella, Love Loud, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Lollapalooza, more. Syncs: Fast and Furious 9, Sing 2, more; GMA, Fallon, Kimmel, more. 6 MTV EMAs, 6x Latin Grammys nominee. Featured in NYT, Variety, NYLON, more. Booking: JBeau Lewis/UTA. Mgmt: Brandon Silverstein/S10
#10 Stray Kids
LW: 10
2W: 10
3W: 10
track: MANIC
52m+ Spotify streams on "MANIAC," 6.5m+ monthly listeners; debuted #1 on iTunes Overall Albums chart, #2 Spotify Top Albums Debut Global; "MANIAC" #1 Spotify Top Song Debut Global, peaked #20 Top 200 Global. U.S. summer tour in 7 major markets. Playlists: Spotify's It's a Hit (#1 & Cover), NMF, Teen Beats; Apple's New Music Daily & The A-List: K-Pop (#1 & Cover), more. Performed "MANIC" on Stephen Colbert. Featured in Teen Vogue, Consequence, ET, NME, more.
#11 Fivio Foreign
LW: 11
2W: 11
3W: 11
album: B.I.B.L.E.
track: City of Gods
Album out now. 11.3m+ monthly listeners, "City of Gods" with Kanye West & Alicia Keys #12 at Rhythm, #17 at Urban. Peaked #28 Spotify Global, #2 U.S, #9 Apple Music Global, #10 U.S.; playlists: Rap Caviar, NMF, more. 2022 AOTY Grammy nom for contribution on Kanye's Donda; "Big Drip" certified platinum. "Story Time" synced to NBA 2K22; appeared on ABC's Queens season 1. Featured in FADER, RS, more. Booking: Michelle Martinez/ICM Partners. Mgmt: GameTime Management
#12 Lauren Spencer-Smith
LW: 12
2W: 12
3W: 12
album: N/A
track: Fingers Crossed
"Flowers" out now, chartbound at Top 40 radio; 9.8m+ monthly listeners, 160m+ Spotify streams on "Fingers Crossed" RTD; Top 10 Most Added at Pop on impact and peaked Top 10, currently #11 at Hot AC; peaked #1 U.S. & U.K. iTunes. 4m+ official video views; added to Spotify's Pop Rising, Today's Top Hits, Apple's Today's Hits, more; peaked #1 U.S. Shazam Discovery, #6 U.S. Top 100. Mgmt: David M. Ehrlich/DME Management
#13 JNR Choi
LW: 13
2W: 13
3W: 13
Epic/Black Butter
album: N/A
track: TO THE MOON
Drill Remix with Sam Tompkins, Fivio Foregin, G Herbo, Russ Millions & M24 out now. 7.7m+ monthly listeners, 142m+ Spotify streams on "TO THE MOON," reached #1 at Urban and Rhythm, currently #27 at Top 40; 2.5m+ TikTok creations, 6.8b+ global video views; peaked #3 on TikTok U.S. and Spotify's Viral Hits chart, #5 Shazam U.S. Added to Spotify's Today's Top Hits, Apple's Today's Hits, more. Featured in Complex, HipHopDX, more. Mgmt: Louis Savage
#14 BoyWithUke
LW: 14
2W: 14
3W: 14
album: N/A
track: Toxic
710m+ global streams on "Toxic," #6 at Alt radio; peaked Top 10 Spotify Global Viral, Top 15 U.S. Viral, #19 Global Top 200; 12.7m+ monthly listeners; performed headlining shows through 5/12 and supporting AJR on tour through 6/24. 31m+ views on Genius Live performance (4th highest viewed Genius video); named Artist to Watch by SiriusXM, Amazon, OTW; featured in Lyrical Lemonade, OTW, Genius, more. Booking: Mac Clark & Ryan Thomson/CAA, Mike Malal/Paradigm (EU/U.K.). Mgmt: James Dai/Soka Talent Group
#15 Cody Johnson
LW: 15
2W: 15
3W: 15
COJO Music/Warner Music Nashville
album: Human The Double Album
track: Til You Can't
3b+ career streams, 200m+ streams on Gold-certified "Til You Can't," peaked #1 at Country Radio and U.S. Shazam Country; 3 CMT Award noms. "By Your Grace" impacted Christian Radio 4/8. Sold out Rodeo Houston (70k+ fans); sold out shows across U.S. headlining tour, special guests on stadium dates with Luke Combs and Zac Brown Band; Stagecoach, Country Jam, more. Jimmy Fallon (4/8). Booking: Chad Kudelka. Mgmt: Howie Edelman/Durango Artist Management
#16 Mitski
LW: 16
2W: 16
3W: 16
Dead Oceans
album: Laurel Hell
track: The Only Heartbreaker
9.6m+ monthly listeners, 2b+ streams on Spotify alone. "The Only Heartbreaker" peaked Top 5 at Triple A radio, #1 NACC Singles chart, NACC Top 200; 321m+ combined YouTube views. Sold out 2022 North American headlining tour; opening for Harry Styles in U.K./EU; performing Primavera, more. Featured in NYT, Rolling Stone, FADER, Consequence, more. Booking: High Road & Primary Talent. Mgmt: Dalton Sim, Ben Levin & Tom Chiari/Good Harbour