HITS Daily Double
this week's picks to break, chosen by the hits editorial staff
for week of: 09/16-09/22/2022
#1 Steve Lacy
LW: 1
2W: 1
3W: 1
album: Gemini Rights
track: Bad Habit & Sunshine
28.7m+ monthly Spotify listeners. "Bad Habit" hit #1 Spotify U.S., #13 Global; #8 at Top 40, #24 at Hot AC, #15 Triple A, #40 Alt; "Sunshine" f/Foushee trended #8 on YouTube; 282m+ combined video views. Playlists: Today's Top Hits, Hot Hits, big on the internet, Pop Rising, more. Touring U.S. (Fall), EU (Winter), Asia/Aus (Jan/Feb 2023); Coachella 2022. Appeared on the covers of GQ Hype, Highsnobiety, The Guardia, Arena Homme. Booking: Caroline Yim/WME. Mgmt: David Airaudi
#2 Zach Bryan
LW: 2
2W: 3
3W: 3
Belting Bronco/Warner
album: American Heartbreak
track: Something in the Orange
Summertime Blues EP out now. 1b+ global career streams; named first-ever Spotify RADAR U.S. Country artist; "Something in the Orange" #15 Spotify U.S., chart bound at Country radio; added to Spotify's Hot Country, Just Good Music, Apple's Today's Country, Future, more; peaked #1 on Country Songwriters chart; currently on tour, performing L.A.'s The Wiltern (10/18); Summerfest, Palomino Festival, Lollapalooza, Born & Raised, ACL, more; Booking: Sara Williams/WME. Mgmt: Danny Kang & Stefan Max/BAS Media
#3 Brent Faiyaz
LW: 3
2W: 2
3W: 2
Lost Kids
track: ALL MINE
12.8m+ monthly Spotify listeners. WASTELAND (Lost Kids via Venice/Stem) debuted #2 with 94k in activity; reached #1 on Apple Music, four tracks debuted in the Top 15; "ALL MINE" #10 at Urban, Top 3 on Spotify's New Music Friday, added to Are & Be, Hot Rhythmic, more. 1m+ YouTube subscribers; appearing on Issa Rae's HBO series Rap Sh!t. Featured in Complex, Vogue, Pitchfork, more. Booking: D'Mont Callendar. Mgmt: Lost Kids LLC
LW: 4
2W: 4
3W: 4
album: Smithereens
track: Glimpse of Us
Smithereens out 11/4. 12b+ global streams, 700m+ streams RTD on "Glimpse of Us," #11 at Top 40, #15 Hot AC; hit #1 U.S. & Global Spotify, Top 10 on Top 50 Global and U.S. charts; Smithereens Tour (9/1-10/20) sold out 100k+ tickets in minutes; Head in the Clouds (8/20), iii Points Festival ++ (10/22); featured in RS, NYT, FADER, more. Booking: Sara Bollwinkel, Evan Hancock, Nate Sokolski, Daniel Lee/Wasserman. Mgmt: Ollie Zhang, Anders Borge & Sean Miyashiro/88rising
#5 Bailey Zimmerman
LW: 5
2W: 5
3W: 5
Warner Music Nashville/Elektra
album: N/A
track: Fall in Love
Album due 10/14. 400m+ global career streams, 250m+ on "Fall in Love," Top 15 at Country radio. #1 on Country Shazam chart; 160k+ TikTok creations to date. "Rock and a Hard Place" #36 Spotify U.S.; opening for Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Parker McCollum, more in summer/fall; Country Thunder Wisconsin, Golden Sky Festival, more. Booking: Adi Sharma/WME. Mgmt: Simon Tikhman & Chief Zaruk/The Core Entertainment, Chris Nilsson & Scott Frazier/10th St
LW: 6
2W: 6
3W: 6
YG Entertainment/Interscope
album: BORN PINK
track: Pink Venom
BORN PINK debuted #1; "Pink Venom" #37 at Top 40; cover of Spotify's NMF & Apple's A-List K-Pop; largest 24-hour YouTube debut in 2022 (90.4m views), #1 Trending video; debuted #1 Spotify Global, 40.4m+ streams and 340k+ TikTok creates in less than one week. "Shut Down" #1 Spotify Global, #7 U.S. Performed VMAs (8/27), BORN PINK World Tour kicks off 10/15; 87 total award wins globally; featured in RS (cover May 2022), Vogue, more. Booking & Mgmt: YG Entertainment
#7 The 1975
LW: 7
2W: 7
3W: 7
Dirty Hit
album: Being Funny in a Foreign Language
track: Part of the Band
12.6m+ monthly listeners; 6b+ global career streams, 5.5m global streams first week on "Part of the Band," #2 at AAA, #25 Alt, #1 Most Added on impact. Eight Spotify playlist covers, 46 New Music Fridays, 20 Apple playlists, two covers, more. Headlining Summer Sonic Tokyo and Osaka Japan (August), more live dates TBA. 2.5m+ adjusted record sales (U.S.), 920k+ physical albums sold (U.S.) Featured in Rolling Stone U.K. (cover), more. Booking: Mike Mori/CAA. Mgmt: Jamie Oborne/All on Red
#8 Yung Gravy
LW: 8
2W: 10
3W: 10
album: Marvelous
track: Betty (Get Money)
14m+ monthly Spotify listeners; 155m+ streams on "Betty (Get Money)," #38 on Spotify Top 50 U.S.; #15 at Top 40 and Rhythm; 28-city Baby Gravy Tour kicks off November (2-7k cap rooms) with bbno$, performing Breakaway Music Festival, more; syncs on MTV, NFL Films, All American, ESPN, more. 5m+ TikTok followers; 535m+ YouTube views, 1.6m+ YouTube subs; 320k+ Global Shazams; featured on OTW, UPROXX, GQ, more. Booking: Matt Adler/Wasserman. Mgmt: Henley Halem & Conrad Brambila/YM&U
LW: 9
2W: -
3W: -
album: this is what ____ feels like (Vol. 1-4)
track: golden hour
Album out now; "golden hour" chart bound at Pop radio, Top 10 Most Added this week; hit #1 U.S. and Global Spotify Viral, currently #21 U.S. Top 50 chart and #52 Global Top 200; #70 U.S. Shazam; 866m+ combined YouTube views; 3m+ subs; upcoming Fall TV performances, touring TBA; syncs on Samsung, Love Island, more. Featured in OTW, PAPER, Seventeen, more. Booking: Marissa Smith/UTA. Mgmt: Ethan Curtis & Aton Ben-Horin/Plush Management
#10 Rosa Linn
LW: 10
2W: 11
3W: 11
NVAK Collective/Columbia
album: N/A
track: SNAP
270m+ global streams on "SNAP," Top 20 Spotify Global, added to Today's Top Hits, more; #31 at Top 40 and Hot AC, #7 AAA; 4m+ TikTok creations; YouTube Trending Artist on the Rise; repped Armenia in Eurovision (2022), "SNAP" became the highest streaming song from the competition; performed RIX FM Festival (8/28), BBC Radio 1 Show 9/8. Booking: Marty Diamond, Eli Gelernter & Suzie Melki/Wasserman. Mgmt: Tamar Kaprelian, Alex Salibian & Hannah Hyman/Nvak
#11 Stephen Sanchez
LW: 11
2W: 12
3W: 12
album: N/A
track: Until I Found You
18.7m+ monthly listeners, 410m+ global career streams; "Until I Found You" peaked #3 at Triple A, currently #28 Top 40, #36 Hot AC; hit #1 Spotify's U.S. and Global Viral, featured on Top 50 Global and U.S. Playlists: Spotify's Pop Rising, Viral Hits, Apple's Breaking Pop, more; performed Bonnaroo, more; Seth Meyers (5/4); 600k TikTok followers; featured in Beyond the Stage, Early Rising, more. Booking: Tom Windish, Ira Goldenring & Jeff Molek/Wasserman. Mgmt: Rich Cohen & Emily Kennedy/LoyalT Management
#12 Armani White
LW: 12
2W: -
3W: -
Def Jam
album: N/A
8.8m+ monthly Spotify listeners, 130m+ global streams on "BILLIE EILISH.," Top 25 at Rhythm, Greatest Gainer with an increase of 460 spins, 2.7m audience; 1.2m+ daily Spotify streams, #75 on Global chart, #61 US; was the #1 song on TikTok in the U.S. for two weeks, 1m+ video creations; #3 song on Instagram Reels in the U.S; featured in Rolling Stone, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, Forbes, XXL, Genius Verified, more. Mgmt: 11AM Co
#13 d4vd
LW: 13
2W: -
3W: -
album: N/A
track: Romantic Homicide
7.2m monthly listeners; 80m+ global streams on "Romantic Homicide," 63m+ global Spotify streams, #5 Spotify U.S., #32 Global, #6 Hot Rock & Alt chart; added to Spotify's Today's Top Hits, Pop Rising, big on the internet, teen beats, Apple Music's Today's Hits, ALT CTRL, Superbloom (Cover), more; 137k+ global Shazams; 3.6m+combied YouTube video views; featured in Complex, Pigeons & Planes (Best New Artist August), Lyrical Lemonade, more. Mgmt: Josh Marshall/Mogul Vision
#14 Beach Weather
LW: 14
2W: 13
3W: 13
album: Pineapple Sunrise
track: Sex, Drugs, Etc.
7.9 monthly listeners, 140m+ Spotify streams on "Sex, Drugs, Etc." #8 at Alt radio, was a Top 5 Most Added track; hit #1 on Spotify's big on the internet, Top 30 on Viral Hits, charted on 64 Viral charts (U.S., U.K., CA, Sweden, Germany, more); opening for The Maine at Pier 17 on 9/30; synced on Netflix's Control Z in 2020. Booking: Ryan Soroka/UTA. Mgmt: Tim Kirch & Chelsea Dunstall/8123 Management
#15 Corey Kent
LW: 15
2W: 15
3W: 15
Sony Music Nashville/RCA Nashville
album: '21
track: Wild as Her
130m+ global career streams, 2.5m+ monthly listeners; 88m+ streams on "Wild as Her" in five months span; #44 at Country radio; duet version with Carter Faith out now. Headlining tour dates across the U.S. through the end of 2022; previously opened for Cody Johnson, Parker McCollum, Chase Rice, Eli Young Band and Jordan Davis. Featured in Variety, CMT, Taste of Country, Music Row, more. Booking: Nate Towne/WME. Mgmt: George Couri/Triple 8
LW: 16
2W: 16
3W: 16
track: Becky's So Hot
1b+ global career streams; Girl of My Dreams out now, hit #1 on iTunes; 20m+ global streams on "Becky's So Hot," chart bound at Top 40; 25-date U.S. Headline Tour (Oct-Nov), EU Panic! At the Disco support; performed Lollapalooza, performing Sea Hear Now and Dinah Shores Festival; syncs on Oscar-nominated Promising Young Woman (2021), more; Fallon, Ellen, Today Show; GLAAD Media Award nominee, Forbes 30 Under 30. Booking: Shirin Nury & Jenna Adler/CAA