Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format, formed Indie Pop band Fun in 2008. “We Are Young” is the first hit single from their 2nd album Some Nights, and features Janelle Monae. Boston’s Karmin – Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan met at Berklee College of Music and were discovered after their cover of Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” was posted on Ryan Seacrest’s blog. They appeared as the musical entertainment on Saturday Night Live in mid-February where they performed “Brokenhearted“. Both songs are HitPredictors at Mainstream Top 40 this week.
2012 has already been a great year for Beyonce and husband Jay-Z with the birth of their first child Blue Ivy Carter. And March will join the other months as Beyonce’s “Love On Top“, which she performed at the MTV Video Music Awards last August, becomes her next hit. Katy Perry is guest starring on Raising Hope this week and her latest hit is “Part of Me“. Both songs are Rhythmic HitPredictors this week.
Brandy and Monica are back with their newest single “It All Belongs To Me“. It’s their first collaboration since 1998’s Grammy-winning hit “The Boy Is Mine,” and it’s this week’s sole Urban HitPredictor.
Eric Hutchinson first signed with Madonna’s Maverick Records, but the label shut down before releasing his album Sounds Like This, which became a hit after he released it on his own. Now he’s back with “Watching You Watch Him” from his upcoming album Moving Up, Living Down and it appeared on Grey’s Anatomy. The Script’s “If You Ever Come Back” is the 3rd single from Science & Faith whose new album will be on its way later this year. Both songs are Hot AC HitPredictors this week.
Originally Columbia records had planned on only releasing 3 singles off Adele’s album 21. All of them have been #1, but with Adele taking an extended leave after 21 the label decided to make “Rumour Has It” the official 4th single, and it’s this week’s sole HitPredictor at Mainstream AC.
This week’s Country HitPredictor is “Good Girl” by Carrie Underwood, a song warning a good girl about her boyfriend, saying that he is actually no good and that she is better off without him.
“Look Around” by Red Hot Chili Peppers is the latest single off their 2011 album I’m with You, and it’s this week’s Alternative HitPredictor.
The Hunter is the fifth studio album by Georgia-based rockers Mastodon, and the 2nd single from it is “Dry Bone Valley“. It’s an Active Rock HitPredictor this week.