One Direction’s hit “One Thing” has been a Top 10 hit in the UK as well as Ireland and Australia, and the band recently performed on The Today Show in the U.S. at the Rockefeller Center. Grouplove’s “Tongue Tied” was featured in an Apple iPod touch commercial last year and it’s the 2nd single by the band from their Never Trust a Happy Song album. Strange Clouds is the 2nd album from B.o.B. and features guest appearances from Morgan Freeman, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, T.I., Nicki Minaj, Ryan Tedder, Trey Songz, Nelly, and the 3rd single, “Both Of Us” features Taylor Swift. All three songs are Mainstream Top 40 HitPredictors this week.
Jermaine Lamar Cole, aka J Cole is celebrating the success of his first studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story, which features Trey Songz, Drake, and his mentor Jay-Z. It also features Missy Elliott on his 3rd single “Nobody’s Perfect” and it’s a HitPredictor at Rhythmic this week.
God Forgives, I Don’t is the upcoming fifth studio album by rapper Rick Ross set to be released next month. The first single from it, “Touchin You” features Usher and it’s this week’s Urban HitPredictor.
Katy Perry: Part of Me (also known as Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D) is an upcoming 2012 3D documentary-concert film centering on singer Katy Perry. This film tells the story of the trajectory beginning of her career as gospel-singer Katy Hudson until the present day as pop-singer, and global superstar Katy Perry. Much of the film takes place during her worldwide tour and covers Katy talking about her childhood as well as marriage and divorce to comedian Russell Brand. This week, her latest hit from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, “Wide Awake” is the sole HitPredictor at Hot AC this week.
Hunter Hayes appeared as the opening act on ten dates of country star Taylor Swift’s Speak Now World Tour and his second single from his self-titled album is “Wanted“. Lady Antebellum’s “Wanted You More” is the 4th single from their #1 Billboard 200 album Own The Night. Both songs are this week’s Country HitPredictors.
Alex Clare’s debut album, The Lateness of the Hour, and his second single, also this week’s Alternative HitPredictor “Too Close” was selected as the soundtrack to Microsoft’s advertisement for Internet Explorer 9.
System of the Down’s lead vocalist and keyboardist, Armenian-American Serj Tankian, released his first single and this week’s Active Rock HitPredictor, “Figure It Out” from his new album Harikiri, which he describes as “the most up-tempo punk rock oriented record that I’ve written probably since the System days”.