The Papercut Chronicles I was the landmark album that launched the success of Gym Class Heroes, but The Papercut Chronicles II is their most successful album, with two top 5 hit singles. The third official single off the album, and this week’s HitPredictor, “The Fighter” features vocals from OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up” has already been a HitPredictor at both Hot AC and Mainstream AC. Already a big thing in the UK for several years now, The Wanted are becoming huge in the states as the 2nd single “Chasing The Sun“, from their EP The Wanted is a HitPredictor for them at Mainstream Top 40 this week.
Rihanna performed “Where Have You Been” at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last month and it’s the fifth single from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk. It will be released as the fifth US single. Usher’s “Scream”, from his upcoming seventh studio album Looking 4 Myself finds him reteaming with “DJ Got Me Fallin In Love” producer Max Martin. Both songs are Rhythmic HitPredictors this week.
The video for Drake’s “HYFR” (aka Hell Ya F’ing Right) portrays Drake having a Bar Mitzvah and features Lil Wayne, Birdman, DJ Khaled, Trey Songz, Mack Maine and Noah “40” Shebib as guests during the re-Bar Mitzvah and the reception. It was filmed at Miami’s Temple Isreal and is this week’s Urban HitPredictor.
Adam Lambert postponed the march release of Trespassing until May, in order to include more collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and disco legend Nile Rodgers. The album’s second single and this week’s Hot AC HitPredictor is “Never Close Your Eyes“, featuring the all star vocals of Bruno Mars and producing talent of Dr. Luke. The title track from Flo Rida’s lastest album Wild Ones is also the official theme song to WrestleMania XXVIII and it’s a HOT AC HitPredictor, as well.
Keith Urban hit the desert sand in his video for “For You.” The song appears in the upcoming action flick Act of Valor, which tells the story of Navy SEALS. The song is this week’s Country HitPredictor.
Adam Levine, of Maroon 5, is entertaining the world through his fights with Christine Aguilera on The Voice and he’s set to appear in the second season of American Horror Story as well. Maroon 5′s “Payphone” is this week’s Mainstream AC HitPredictor.
Canadian rockers Art Of Dying have built an international following since 2006, touring with Seether and Disturbed. Their single “Sorry” from Vices and Virtues is this week’s sole Active Rock HitPredictor.