HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
for week of: 07/12-07/18/2024
#1 Tommy Richman
LW: 2
2W: 2
3W: 5
PULSE Records/ISO Supremacy
album: 2 N/A
45m+ monthly listeners; 900m+ streams on "MILLION DOLLAR BABY," hit #1 at Urban and Rhythm, #4 at Top 40 radio, #19 Hot AC; hit #1 on Top 200 Song Consumption chart, Spotify U.S./Global, Shazam U.S., Tiktok Viral 50 and Top 50, more; certified Gold in AUS, 2x Platinum in NZ; tour and festival dates TBA; MTV Fresh Out performance of "UPSET" with Brent Faiyaz; featured in Complex, Variety, more. Booking: Akin Aliu/CAA. Mgmt: Darren Xu/ISO Supremacy
#2 Jimin
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
album: 2 MUSE
track: Who
MUSE out now; performing "Who" on Fallon (7/22); first South Korean solo act to hit #1 on the singles chart with "Like Crazy" from debut solo album, FACE (opened at #2), single debuted #8 on U.K. Singles chart, #1 on iTunes Top Song chart in 111 regions, 143m+ video views; "Smeraldo Garden Marching Band" f/Loco from MUSE debuted #7 Global chart (excl. U.S.), topped iTunes Top Song chart in 108 regions; featured in RS, Variety, NME, more. Booking: BIGHIT MUSIC/HYBE. Mgmt: BIGHIT MUSIC/HYBE
#3 Myles Smith
LW: 5
2W: 5
3W: 6
album: You Promised a Lifetime
track: Stargazing
233m+ Spotify streams on "Stargazing," #19 at Alt, #31 Hot AC, #36 at Top 40; hit Top 20 Spotify Global, Top 25 U.S., charting in 30 markets on Spotify; added to Pop Rising (cover), Today's Top Hits more; 600k+ TikTok creations on sound, 700m+ views; YouTube Trending Artist on the Rise; currently on his sold-out The Not So Lonely Global Tour; ACL, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Fest, more; TODAY show. Booking: Ira Goldenring and Mike Malak/Wasserman. Mgmt: Eric Parker, Extended Play Music Group
#4 Michael Marcagi
LW: 4
2W: 4
3W: 4
Warner Records
album: N/A
track: Scared to Start
American Romance out now. 17m monthly listeners, 500m+ streams on "Scared to Start," hit #13 Spotify Daily U.S., #22 Global, Top 20 U.K.; added to Spotify's Today's Top Hits, Pop Rising, more; hit #3 at AAA, Top 10 at Alternative, now #36 at Hot AC; supported The Moss on their NA tour, sold-out headline tour across North America, New Zealand and Australia; new NA tour kicks off 8/22. Booking: Joe Atamian & Geoff Meal/Wasserman. Mgmt: Alex Brahl & Andrew Marcagi/7s Management
#5 Megan Moroney
LW: 6
2W: 6
3W: 7
Sony Nashville/Columbia
album: Am I Okay?
track: No Caller ID & Indifferent
Am I Okay? out now. "Indifferent" added to Spotify's Hot New Country, New Boots, more; ACM Best New Female Artist of the Year; 830m+ global streams; "No Caller ID" debuted with 7.5m streams at #10 on U.S. Country streaming chart (global 8.4m); Lucky debuted #4 on Country Albums; sold out THE LUCKY 2.0 summer tour; 2 Stepp Inn Festival, more; double-platinum "Tennessee Orange" hit #1 on Country radio, "I'm Not Pretty" hit Top 15. Booking: Elisa Vazzana/UTA. Mgmt: Juli Griffith & Hayley Corbett/Punchbowl Entertainment
#6 Dasha
LW: 7
2W: 7
3W: 8
album: What Happens Now?
track: Austin
23m+ monthly listeners; 374m+ Spotify streams on "Austin," peaked #14 Spotify U.S. Daily, #17 Global, hit #10 Apple Music Country chart, reached #14 U.S. Shazam, #22 Global, more; #17 at Country radio, #16 Hot AC, #21 at Top 40; performed at Hangout, CMA Fest; Lollapalooza (8/1-4), Country Calling (10/5); appeared on Jimmy Kimmel; CMT Music Awards; featured in Huffington Post, Too Fab, more. Mgmt: Alex Lunt/Type A Management
#7 Gracie Abrams
LW: 8
2W: 8
3W: 9
album: Secret of Us
track: Risk
Album out now, debuted #2; 2.5b+ global stream; 500m+ RTD streams on "I miss you, I'm sorry"; "Risk" opened at #4 on Spotify's Top Songs Debut U.S., #5 Global; #24 at Top 40; opened on Taylor Swift Eras Tour NA dates (fall), performed "us" with Swift in London; Fallon (5/8); Today Show Summer Concert Series (6/28); 66th Grammy BNA nominee; iHeartRadio Music Awards Global Social Star; featured in Elle, Spin, V, more. Booking: Carole Kinzel & Shirin Nury/CAA. Mgmt: Alex DePersia/Laffite Management Group
#8 Clairo
LW: 9
2W: 9
3W: 10
Clairo Records LLC/Virgin Music Group
album: Charm
track: Sexy to Someone
Charm out now. 17.8m+ monthly listeners; 7b+ streams, 50m+ on "Sexy to Someone," #7 Spotify Top Songs Debut U.S chart; Zane Lowe interview; #39 at Alt radio, #16 at AAA, #7 most played Triple J BBC Radio 1; 598m+ YouTube views; 1x gold album, 3x gold records, 5x platinum records; sold-out five-night L.A. & NYC residency tour; Fallon, Kimmel, more; featured in NYT, NME, Rolling Stone, more. Booking: Ryan Thomson, Bobby Cory & Cameron Kaiser/CAA. Mgmt: Mike Ahern & Jimmy Bui/Good Buddy
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
Big Loud Rock/Big Loud Records
album: Quit!!
track: PSYCHO
5b+ global streams; Quit!! landed 7+ playlist covers on Spotify, Amazon and Pandora; "PSYCHO" spinning at Alt and Active Rock now; "JACK" hit #1 on Active Rock; on 20-stop headline The Quit!! Tour, first stadium and biggest headline show to date this fall; festival slots at Watershed Festival, Country Jam, more; appeared on Kimmel, Fallon (7/24); 5 ACM, 2 CMA wins, more; appeared in Revolver, more. Booking: Austin Neal/Neal Agency. Mgmt: Tracker Johnson & Greg Thompson/Big Loud Mgmt
#10 Blxst
LW: 11
2W: 11
3W: 12
Red Bull Records/EVGLE
album: I'll Always Come Find You
track: Dance With the Devil
Album out now. "I Need Your Love" f/Ty Dolla $ign dropped with music video; 3b+ career streams; platinum single "Chosen" w/Ty Dolla $ign hit #1 at Rhythm and Urban radio; "Rewind" w/Feid #22 at Rhythm; tour plans TBA; Coachella 2024 debut, Blavity House Party; syncs on NBA2K24, more; 2024 BET Awards nom for Best Group with Bino Rideaux; 2x Grammy nominee; featured in LA Times, XXL, more. Booking: Caroline Yim, Kevin Shivers & Adam Sherif/WME. Mgmt: Victor Burnett & Karl Fowlkes/EVGLE
#11 Tucker Wetmore
LW: 10
2W: 10
3W: 11
Back Blocks/EMI Nashville
album: N/A
track: Wine into Whiskey & Wind Up Missin' You
230m+ global career streams; "Wine into Whiskey" hit #4 on Spotify Viral 50 Global/U.S.; "Wind Up Missin' You" earned 64 first-week stations at Country radio, now #33; Top 200 Shazam, Apple's Top Tracks U.S. Country/All Genre; currently on tour; support on Kameron Marlowe's STRANGERS Tour; performed at CMA Fest, more; featured in Forbes, MusicRow, more. Booking: Braeden Rountree & Carrie Murphy/WME. Mgmt: Rakiyah Marshall & Autumn Ledgin/Back Blocks Music
#12 Ella Langley
LW: 13
2W: 15
3W: -
album: hungover
track: you look like you love me
Single debuted with 69k first-week U.S. consumption, 85k week 2 (154k RD); Top 5 TikTok Top 50, 400k UGC videos; 30m+ streams, 700k video views; #28 Spotify U.S., #24 Apple U.S.; "Strangers" w/Kameron Marlowe impacted Country radio; nearly 100 performances in 2024, CMA Fest, BTS Hyde Park; 14-date hungover headline tour (8/15); OpryNext Class, CMT Next Women of Music, Amazon Breakthrough Artist, more. Booking: The Neal Agency. Mgmt: Bradley Jordan & Megan Hinde/Painted Rock Management
#13 Red Clay Strays
LW: -
2W: -
3W: -
album: Made by These Moments
track: Wanna Be Loved, Devil in My Ear & Drowning
Album due 7/26. 371m+ streams; 26m+ steams on "Wanna Be Loved," entered Spotify Viral 50 in six markets, Top 20 bound at Triple A; These Moments Tour this fall, three sold-out nights at Ryman Auditorium (Sep); Hinterland Festival (Aug), ACL (Oct); on Twisters: The Album; Fallon; Apple's Today's Country, Spotify's Indigo (cover), more; nom for Emerging Act of the Year Americana Music Awards (2024); This Past Weekend with Theo Von; featured in RS;, more. Booking: Alex Collignon & Kanan Vitolo/WME. Mgmt: Cody Payne, Conway Entertainment Group
#14 Koe Wetzel
LW: 12
2W: 12
3W: 13
album: 9 Lives
track: Sweet Dreams
Album due 7/26. 2.5b+ U.S. streams, album hit #8 at Apple, #1 Country Albums; 55m+ global streams on "Sweet Dreams," reached #24 at Apple, #42 Spotify, #13 YouTube trending; 46-date Damn Near Normal World Tour; performing Rock The Country, Tortuga, Country Thunder, more; opening for Morgan Wallen on 7/26; Spotify House at CMA Fest (6/8); 7 songs RIAA gold, "Drunk Driving" platinum; featured in Rolling Stone, Music Row, more. Booking: Chad Kudelka/CAA. Mgmt: Jeb Hurt & Cody Maldonado/Floating Leaf Ent.
#15 Wyatt Flores
LW: 15
2W: 14
3W: 15
album: Half Alive
track: Milwaukee
425m+ global streams; Half Life hit #3 on Apple Music Country Albums chart, debuted #3 Spotify U.S. Albums; Spotify Hot Country Artist to Watch (2024), first artist on cover of Spotify's homegrown playlist; "Milwaukee" hit #1 on the T3R, Top 10 Americana; featured on Twisters soundtrack; touring all year; CMA Fest, Summerfest 2024, more; nom for Emerging Act of the Year at Americana Music Association Honors & Awards; featured in NYT, Rolling Stone, more. Booking: CAA. Mgmt: William Doyer & Braden Milford
#16 Blame My Youth
LW: 16
2W: 16
3W: 16
Big Loud Rock
album: N/A
track: The Break
21m+ streams, 140k+ Shazams; "The Break" Top 10 at Alt, new iHeart Custom add; performed headline shows in St. Louis and Milwaukee ahead of X Games (June 2024), Louder Than Life (Sept 2024), Aftershock (Oct 2024); cover of Amazon Music's Breakthrough Alternative, more; syncs on Bill & Ted Face the Music soundtrack, WWE Night of Champions, more; featured in Rolling Stone, Alt Press, more. Booking: Jared Martin & Alex Hubert/CAA. Mgmt: Greg Thompson & Lloyd Norman/Big Loud Management