Tomorrow's Hits: Glenn Morrison Says Hello With 'Goodbye'
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Glenn Morrison, Ryan Kinder and Reykon
Canadian DJ Glenn Morrison is headed Stateside as "Goodbye" (featuring Islove) (Robbins) is bubbling under at pop radio. After the hooky, midtempo song reached No. 12 in December on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, SiriusXM is leading its U.S. breakthrough, having played it 121 times combined on Hits 1, 20 on 20 and the Pulse in the Nielsen BDS week ending on June 1. Morrison took up house music in his early 20s from a close friend (and fellow Torontonian): Deadmau5.
In early May, singer/songwriter/guitarist Ryan Kinder was out on his first national radio promotion tour when he learned that his label, Bigger Picture, had suspended operations. Undeterred, Kinder debuts his introductory single "Kiss Me When I'm Down" at No. 59 on the Country Airplay chart. Although his label situation remains unclear, Kinder's upcoming album is being co-produced by Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, George Jones, Zac Brown Band). Kinder was inspired to pursue a music career by John Mayer's album "Room for Squares" and cites other influences including Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley.
Already one of Colombia's premier reggaeton acts, Reykon is headed toward his first Billboard chart appearance, as "Secretos" (JM World) nears Latin Rhythm Airplay with a 42 percent spike in audience, according to Nielsen BDS. Reykon, who releases the album "El Parcero" in September, already boasts a rabid fanbase, with 190 million views on his official YouTube channel and nearly 1 million Twitter followers.
Reporting by Wade Jessen, Amaya Mendizabal and Gary Trust of the Billboard charts department