Tomorrow's Hits: Kiesza Moves Front And Center With 'Hideaway'
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: Kiesza, Ella Henderson and Justin Quiles
Kiesza has gone from code breaker for the Royal Canadian Navy (yes, really) to breaking on Billboard charts with "Hideaway." The 25-year-old's early-'90s-inspired house track hits the top 10 on Dance Club Songs (surging 18-9) and the top 15 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (17-14) and is bubbling under at pop radio. The cut sailed to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles chart in May, with its success surely fueled in part by its eye-catching one-take music video (which has drawn 38 million worldwide YouTube views). On July 9, Kiesza will make her U.S. TV debut on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman," a day after her "Hideaway" EP drops on Island.
Eighteen-year-old U.K. pop singer/songwriter Ella Henderson enlisted one of America's top hitmakers, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, to co-write her debut single, and the resulting "Ghost" (Syco) debuted at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles chart dated June 28. The song, released ahead of her debut album, "Chapter One," due later this year, holds on top for a second week. Noel Zancanella (who's written hits for Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato and Maroon 5) also co-penned the hooky, midtempo track. Henderson competed on the British edition of "The X Factor" in 2012. Following her first performance, Adele gave her endorsement, tweeting, "Absolutely incredible! I LOVE her!!"
Justin Quiles bullets for a second week at No. 39 on Tropical Songs with "Maria" (Rich Music). The singer/rapper, who has released mostly reggaeton music in the past, expands genres on the contagious uptempo urban/pop track boasting crossover hit potential. In February, he reached No. 13 on Latin Rhythm Songs (billed as J. Quiles) with "Orgullo." His debut album, "La Promesa," is due next year.
Reporting by Keith Caulfield, Amaya Mendizabal and Gary Trust of the Billboard charts department