Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rudimental, Liz Longley, One Night Rodeo and Sean Riva.
Dance collective Rudimental made a splash earlier this year on the Official U.K. Singles chart, debuting atop the list with the soulful drum-and-bass hit "Feel the Love," featuring John Newman. Now, the quartet (Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and DJ Locksmith) is flirting with breakout U.S. success, thanks to support from Sirius XM's 20 on 20 and Hits 1 channels. On the horizon for the Big Beat/Atlantic act: a debut album due in February and a U.S. tour in March. (And, per the song's video above, perhaps America is ready for a second horse-intensive hit, following PSY's "Gangnam Style"?)
2010 BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition winner Liz Longley bubbles under the Folk Albums chart with her new self-released six-song EP "Inside This Song." The Nashville-based graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music has opened for such folk luminaries as Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith and Amos Lee, while John Mayer has praised her work as "gorgeous, just gorgeous." Longley's upcoming fall touring plans bring her to New York (Nov. 9), Boston (Nov. 14) and Providence, R.I. (Nov. 15).
One Night Rodeo
Rookie duo One Night Rodeo has its sights set on Billboard's Country Airplay tally with its second single, "Real Good" (Fox Hill), which shows spins at 14 of the 126 stations monitored by Nielsen BDS for the chart. The Bradenton, Fla.-based twosome is receiving its strongest support from nearby WWGR Ft. Myers, Fla. (69 plays through Nov. 4). The pair (lead singer Cory Hildreth and Duane Allison) earned attention last year by winning the Great American Country network's "Next Big Star" competition.
Eighteen-year-old Puerto Rico-based Sean Riva sends his first stateside single, "Telekinetica," featuring Jadiel (Riva Entertainment), onto Latin Rhythm Airplay at No. 24, marking his first Billboard chart appearance. Riva began his career in Peru with the Negro Music-released "Los Insuperables" in 2010 (as a duo with his younger brother Kevin). "Telekinetica" tallied 46 spins on WVOZ San Juan, P.R., in the Oct. 29-Nov. 4 BDS tracking week.
Reporting by Keith Caulfield, Wade Jessen, Rauly Ramirez and Gary Trust of the Billboard charts department.