American Idol winner Phillip Phillips‘ coronation single “Home” got a 2nd life appearing in multiple TV spots in women’s gymnastics segments during NBC’s Olympic coverage, charging its leap to number 9 on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week. Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday tour is in full swing as she hit NYC then LA last week. Last week’s Rhythmic HitPredictor, Minaj’s “Pound The Alarm” as well as Phillips‘ song “Home” are Mainstream Top 40 HitPredictors this week.
Senior Vice President of A&R for Motown Records, Ne-Yo has a new hit with “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)“, co-written by Australian singer-songwriter Sia, the tune will be featured on his upcoming album R.E.D. Cher Lloyd finished fourth in the seventh series of the UK version of X Factor, but she’s off to an even better start in the US with her first hit “Want U Back.” Both songs are Rhythmic HitPredictors this week.
Frank Ocean made an early career as a ghostwriter for artists such as Brandy, Justin Bieber, and John Legend. This month he publically “came out” about his bisexuality on Tumblr and earned immediate support from Hip Hop legend Russell Simmons, as well as Superstar couple Jay-Z and Beyonce. Last year Frank released his mixtape titled Nostalgia, Ultra featuring two singles; “Novacane” and “Swim Good“. Now Frank is back with his first full album, Channel Orange and its first single “Thinking Of You” is an Urban HitPredictor this week. Miguel describes his music as “fly, funkadelic, intergalactic-hip-hop-meets-sexy-orgasmic crazy, dope sh*t”. He strarted his career contributing songs to Usher’s Here I Stand and Raymond v. Raymond, and now “Adorn,” from his micro EP Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 1 is climbing the charts. Both songs are Urban HitPredictors.
Las Vegas indie rock band Imagine Dragons’ Hot AC HitPredictor “It’s Time” is from their Continued Silence EP.
Ellie Goulding performed her huge hit “Lights” in December at the White House during the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, along with will.i.am, Big Time Rush and Kermit the Frog. This week, after being a HitPredictor at 3 other formats it’s a Mainstream AC HitPredictor.
Currently touring Florida, Luke Bryan’s “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” is the fourth single and Country HitPredictor from his third studio album, Tailgates & Tanlines.
Liverpool’s The Wombats return to the U.S. this fall, but they have a hit now at Alternative with their current single “Jump Into The Fire,” from their highly-acclaimed album, The Wombats Proudly Present. Northern Ireland band Two Door Cinema Club just performed at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, and “Sleep Alone” is from their second studio album Beacon. Both songs are Alternative HitPredictor this week.