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HitPredictor Chart Results

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by HitPredictor

Here is the skinny on the hottest artists and songs on the HitPredictor charts right now!

Talk about a superstar hiphop group, you have Eminem rappin with Detroit’s Royce Da 5′ 9″, along with the sweet vocals of Bruno Mars“Lighters” by Bad Meets Evil ft. Bruno Mars is a match made in Heaven, producing one of the highest HitPredictor Mainstream Top 40 scores in many years.

Rihanna goes back to her Caribbean roots for Rhythmic HitPredictor, with her latest single “Man Down.” She says it comes from “me trying to achieve that. I’m super inspired by reggae music [and it] has been a part of me since I was born. The special thing in that song is the fact that it’s a female singing those lyrics, then you have that reggae thing and the chant; the overall energy in that song is so gangsta.”

Everyone is talking about Katy Perry’s amazing new video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, where she debuts her geeky alter ego, Kathy Beth Terry. It’s inspired by real life events involving her friend and co-writer, Bonnie McKee in which they went to a local club in Santa Barbara and danced until they died, then brought the party back to the hotel room for a night of debauchery. Both Rihanna and Katy Perry are Rhythmic HitPredictors this week.

The amazing Jennifer Hudson, Weightwatcher spokesperson, is set to resume her movie career portraying Winnie Mandela in the upcoming biopic, Winnie. The second single from her second album, “No One Gonna Love You” is an Urban HitPredictor this week.

Buffalo’s John Rzeznik and the Goo Goo Dolls are back with their latest hit, “All That You Are” from the soundtrack to Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Host, label owner and spokesperson for Kodak, Armando Christian Pérez, also known as Pitbull, is no doubt one of the most successful artists of the past 2 years. His former Mainstream Top 40 & Rhythmic HitPredictor is now a Hot AC HitPredictor this week.

Lady Gaga is certainly known to have a big heart and give back. This Saturday night she put on a spectacular show in Japan to aid victims of the country’s earthquake and tsunami disaster where she was sure to perform new single, “Edge Of Glory.” That song is traveling back across the world to us to be a HitPredictor this week at Mainstream AC.

At the age of 19, Brantley Gilbert was involved in a nearly-fatal car accident on Route 129 in GA. Afterwards he wrote about that experience and it became his first hit single “Halfway to Heaven”. He’s since written several hits for other acts including “My Kind of Party” for Jason Aldean. This week he has his own HitPredictor with “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Darius Rucker continues to sing about his roots in his 2nd country album Charleston SC, and his 3rd single from it is “I Got Nothin.” Both songs are Country HitPredictors this week.

Muskegon Michigan Rockers Pop Evil were formed from pieces of other Michigan bands in 2001. Originally known as TenFive, they are now on their 2nd album War of Angels. They debuted an acoustic version of their new Active Rock HitPredictor “Monster You Made” on the “Love Sponge Show.”

What do y’all think of the HitPredictor’s this week?

Hear New Music First – HP

Ziggy Marley, Jennifer Hudson Pay Tribute to Bob Marley on ‘Fallon’ Next Week

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2011 by HitPredictor

Starting May 9 on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” is Bob Marley tribute week to honor the 30th anniversary of the reggae singer’s death.

His oldest son, Ziggy will kick off the week by talking about his dad and performing. May 10th Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will perform, Jennifer Hudson on May 11th, Jakob Dylan on the 12th, and Lenny Kravitz on the 13th.

The songs that will be performed have not been announced and there is no word on how the show’s band, the Roots, will be involved.

Anheuser-Busch is sponsoring the week and Universal Music Enterprise will be promoting its recent release of Marley’s final concert held at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sept.  23, 1980.

Will you watch Jimmy Fallon all next week to see the tribute?!

Hear New Music First – HP

Britney Spears Grabs Sixth No. 1 on Billboard 200

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by HitPredictor

Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale flies in to take the number one spot on the Billboard 200 this week. This mark’s the pop diva’s 6th No. 1 on the chart which ties her with Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson for most times at the top. The only people who have more are Madonna with 7 and Barbara Streisand with 9.

“Spears isn’t the only big news on the Billboard 200 this week however, as Wiz Khalifa comes in at No. 2 with his major label debut, Rolling Papers selling 197,000,” reports Billboard. “He’s already topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Black and Yellow” and bowed in the top 10 last week with “No Sleep.”

The rest of this week’s top 10 looks like this:

  • No. 3 - Adele’s “21″
  • No. 4 - Chris Brown’s “F.A.M.E.”
  • No. 5 - “Songs For Japan” charity compilation
  • No. 6 - Radiohead’s “The King of Limbs”
  • No. 7 - Jennifer Hudson’s “I Remember Me”
  • No. 8 - Snoop Dogg’s “Doggumentary”
  • No. 9 - Kirk Franklin’s “Hello Fear”
  • No. 10 - Mary Mary with “Something Big”

How do you feel about this week’s Billboard 200?!

Hear New Music First – HP

Chris Brown’s ‘F.A.M.E.’ Grabs No. 1 on Billboard 200

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by HitPredictor

Another piece of Chris Brown news today, positive news thank goodness!

Brown racks up his first number one spot on the Billboard 200 with his new album F.A.M.E. The album sold 270,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. This makes Brown’s fourth top 10 album following his self-titled debut (No. 2, 2005), “Exclusive” (No. 4, 2007) and “Graffiti” (No. 7, 2009). “F.A.M.E.’s” start also marks the singer’s second-best sales week — only “Exclusive’s” 294,000 bow was bigger.

Jennifer Hudson’s “I Remember Me” comes in at No. 2 with 165,000 sold and Adele, who was at number one last week, slips to 3 with 96,000.

Brown and Hudson are just two of the seven new entries in the top 10 this week. Wow! Lots of newbies, let’s see who they are:

  • No. 4 - The Strokes’ “Angles” (89,000)
  • No. 5 - Kirk Franklin’s “Hello Fear” (87,000)
  • No. 6 - “Songs For Japan” (68,000)
  • No. 7 - Panic at the Disco’s “Vices & Virtues” (56,000)
  • No. 8 - Mumford & Sons’ “Sigh No More” (39,000)
  • No. 9 - Bobby V’s “Fly On the Wall” (38,000)
  • No. 10 - Lupe Fiasco’s “Lasers” (29,000)

Hooray for some new talent topping the chart! I know y’all like that.

Hear New Music First – HP

HitPredictor Chart Results

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by HitPredictor

Here are the updated HitPredictor Charts for this week: Y’all did pretty well with predicting the Grammy winners so let’s see how good you are at predicting the hits this week.

First up, Lady Gaga. Her song “Born This Way” got more radio airplay than any other track in recent times, with many Top 40s stations playing the song at the top of every hour when it was released last Friday. She is a Mainstream Top 40 HitPredictor this week.

Taio Cruz’s strategy of taking what was originally designed to be a pop track featuring Aussie singing star Kylie Minogue, and instead featuring Hip-Hop star Travie McCoy paid off this week, as “Higher” is now a HitPredictor at Rhythmic.

Jennifer Hudson is having a great 2011. She looks fantastic as a new Weight Watchers spokesperson, and after losing 56 pounds on the diet, “Where Are You At”, the first single from her brand new album I Remember Me, is an Urban HitPredictor this week.

Cee-lo’s “F**K You, Forget You” got a whole new life after Gwyneth Paltrow sang it late last Fall on Glee and again at the 2011 Grammys where it was nominated for multiple Grammy awards. It’s a Hot AC HitPredictor this week.

Taylor Swift’s “Back To December” is reportedly about her breakup with Taylor Lautner from Twilight, back in 2009. The hit from her album Speak Now is now a HitPredictor at Mainstream AC this week.

Ronnie Dunn, formerly of the Country duo Brooks & Dunn, who have sold over 30 million records, had 26 #1 singles, and are one of the most consistently successful acts on the concert circuit. They were so big they even opened for the Rolling Stones in 2006. In 2009, they announced that they would disband in 2010. This week Ronnie’s solo hit “Blood Red” is this week’s sole HitPredictor at Country.

“Riptide” is the fourth single from Australia’s Sick Puppies third album Tri-Polar, released in 2009. It’s an Alternative HitPredictor this week.

What do you guys think of this week’s chart? Let me know now!

Hear New Music First – HP

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show to feature 1.5 hours of musical performances

Posted in Concert News, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by HitPredictor

Fergie will be assisting Dick Clark and his New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show Dec. 31 by hosting the West Coast countdown for the second straight row.

While Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest handle the East Coast countdown to the ball dropping in New York’s Times Square, Fergie will host the show from Los Angeles.

The show will feature one and a half hours of performances from both New York City and Los Angeles. Among the artists slated to perform are Drake, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, Train, La Roux, Far East Movement, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Willow Smith, and Natasha Bendingfield.

Funny woman Jenny McCarthy will be new to the lineup this year, and is slated to join Seacrest in Times Square.

The show will air live at 10 p.m. EST December 31 on ABC.

Do you plan to watch the show? If so, which performer are you most interested in seeing?

Hear new music first – HP

Pick the “Best New Artist” and your favorite ‘Hope for Haiti’ performance at HitPredictor now!

Posted in Awards, Music, Poll with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2010 by HitPredictor

We have two big polls up at HitPredictor today, as we count down the final week before the Grammy Awards and ask for your input on the variety of artist performances at the “Hope for Haiti” telethon on Friday.

The Grammy poll today asks you to pick who you think should win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

The nominees are:

  • Keri Hilson
  • Zac Brown Band
  • MGMT
  • The Ting Tings
  • Silversun Pickups

In our second poll, submitted by HitPredictor member swedish810, we ask you to pick your favorite performance from the “Hope for Haiti” telethon that took place Friday night.

The poll asks you to choose one of the following:

  • Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bono And The Edge, “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” An Original Song
  • Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock And Keith Urban, “Lean On Me” (Bill Withers’s Tune)
  • Wyclef Jean, “Rivers Of Babylon”
  • Madonna, “Like A Prayer”
  • Jennifer Hudson, “Let It Be” (The Beatles)
  • Taylor Swift, “Breathless” (song From Alt-rock Band Better Than Ezra)
  • Stevie Wonder, “A Time To Love” And “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Medley
  • Dave Matthews And Neil Young, “Alone And Forsaken” (Hank Williams’s Song)
  • Bruce Springsteen, “We Shall Overcome”
  • Emeline Michel, “Too Many Rivers To Cross” (the Jimmy Cliff Song)
  • John Legend, “Motherless Child”
  • Shakira With The Roots, “I’ll Stand By You” (The Pretenders’ Song)
  • Mary J. Blige, “Hard Times Come Again No More”
  • Beyonce, “Halo”
  • Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris, “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen Song)
  • Alicia Keys, “Send Me An Angel”
  • Sting, “Driven To Tears”
  • Coldplay, “A Message 2010″
  • Christina Aguilera, “Lift Me Up”

So let’s hear what you think! Vote now at HitPredictor and earn 5 points for each vote.  Also, continue to submit your ideas for polls for the chance to win 25 points!

New music first – HP

Grammy Awards to feature 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

Posted in Awards, Music with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by HitPredictor

An elaborate 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson has been planned for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31 on CBS, as the show honors the King of Pop with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The tribute will feature past Grammy winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher singing along with the voice of Michael Jackson.

The Grammy Web site report that the tribute is going to also feature a never-before-seen 3-D mini movie for “Earth Song” that Jackson himself created as the centerpiece for his This Is It tour, and has never been seen by the public. “Earth Song” was an original composition and a No. 1 hit for Jackson, with a theme about the future of the planet, which Jackson saw as a unique opportunity to deliver a message to the millions who would have seen him on tour.

CBS has partnered with Target to provide millions of free 3-D Grammy glasses so that viewers can get the full 3-D experience at home, while Grammy attendees at the Staples Center in L.A. will also receive a pair of 3-D glasses to experience the 3-D event live. The special Jackson tribute will mark the first time a sequence is broadcast three-dimensionally during an awards show.

Are you excited to see the tribute in 3-D? Will you be heading to Target for a free pair of glasses?

Make sure you check out the HitPredictor Grammy polls we have up on the Web site – let’s see how good you are at predicting Grammy winners!

New music first — HP

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