In 2010 all five members of One Direction applied as solo candidates for the The X Factor, but each failed to qualify, however guest judge Nicole Scherzinger suggested the five be put into one band, and the rest is history. The band finished 3rd in the competition, and now their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” is a hit. “So Good” is the third single from B.o.B.’s 2nd album Strange Clouds and is produced by hitmaking producer Ryan Tedder. Stillwater Oklahoma’s All American Rejects are back with their first single from Kids in the Street. The band performed “Beekeeper’s Daughter” in an episode of the CW’s teen drama 90210. All three songs are HitPredictors at Mainstream Top 40 this week.
The full length of Rihanna’s new single from Talk That Talk features former boyfriend Chris Brown, and premiered online on February 20, Rihanna’s birthday. The very svelte Jennifer Hudson, Weightwatcher’s spokesperson has a new hit with “Think Like A Man” featuring both Ne-Yo and Rick Ross, and it’s on the soundtrack from the upcoming movie based on Steve Harvey’s self-help book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Both songs are Urban HitPredictors this week.
Already a hit at Mainstream Top 40 with “We Are Young“, Fun’s first album Some Nights finally hit stores in late February. With their single sitting high on the charts and a full-scale tour in support of their album kicking off this month, they are celebrating their lead single being a Hot AC HitPredictor this week.
Originally hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Civil Twilight is a power trio that draws parallels to bands like Muse. Brothers Andrew and Steven McKeller released their first album Holy Weather in early January and that album’s “Fire Escape” is this week’s Alternative HitPredictor .
Chicago-based trio Chevelle formed in 1995, comprised of brothers Sam (drums), Pete (vocals, guitar), and Joe Loeffler, now on their 6th studio album Hats Off The Bull, and their first single is the title track. Both songs are Active Rock HitPredictors this week.