HitPredictor Chart Results to Start 2012

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French DJ and Record Producer, David Guetta may be the hottest male artist in Pop Music today. Scoring hit after hit, his last single “Without You” reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and now “Turn Me On” featuring Nicki Minaj, from his 5th album Nothing but the Beat is this week’s sole HitPredictor at Mainstream Top 40.

Indie pop stars Florence + the Machine had a great 2010 with their debut album being nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys. They are back with their second release, Ceremonials and the first official single from it is a Gospel flavored Pop song, “Shake It Out” which is a Hot AC HitPredictor this week.

Tyga, whose real name is Michael Stevenson, grew up in Compton, California. Of Jamaican and Vietnamese origin, he is the cousin of Travis McCoy, member of the group Gym Class Heroes. While J Cole has had Mix Tapes released over the past 5 years, Cole World: The Sideline Story is the debut studio album from this American rapper, and “Can’t Get Enough” is his latest single. Both songs are HitPredictors at Rhythmic this week (and Tyga is also one at Urban).

Drake’s “The Motto” features Lil Wayne & Tyga. It’s a digital bonus track and 3rd single from the album Take Care, and it’s an Urban HitPredictor this week.

Four songs became HitPredictors at Mainstream AC over the holidays, Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away”, David Guetta’s “Without You”, Adele’s “Set Fire To The Rain”, and Bruno Mars’ “It Will Rain”.

When she was 8 years old, Sara Evans was struck by an automobile in front of her family home. Her legs suffered multiple fractures and while recuperating in a wheelchair, she learned to sing so she could help pay her medical bills. She was one of the few traditional-styled singers to emerge from Nashville in the late 1990s and has had five #1 hits. Her latest album, Stronger certainly describes her character and the latest single taken from it is “My Heart Can’t Tell You No”. After almost 3 years Tim McGraw is back with his latest album, Emotional Traffic and its first single is “Better Than I Used To Be“. Both songs are Country HitPredictors this week.

Nissan’s Versa Commercial made the already popular Foster The People even more popular, as the hook from “Don’t Stop (Color The Walls)” was used over and over again in two very entertaining TV commercials, and now the 3rd single from Torches is an Alternative HitPredictor this week.

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