Tomorrow's Hits: Conrad Sewell, Tory Lanez & Dylan Scott
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Australian pop singer/songwriter Conrad Sewell rises at pop radio with "Hold Me Up" (300/RRP). His showcase as a lead artist follows his featured turn on Kygo's dance hit "Firestone," which enters the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 3) at No. 92. In November, Sewell will tour with Jess Glynne, who makes her own Hot 100 bow with "Hold My Hand" at No. 88. –Gary Trust (@gthot20)
Canadian rapper/singer Tory Lanez finds international success, as his "Say It" (Mad Love/Interscope) zooms 5-1 on Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists and debuts at No. 37 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart. The sensual jam samples Brownstone's "If You Love Me," a No. 2 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs hit in 1995. Lanez already boasts a superstar fan: Ed Sheeran released a cover of "Say" on SoundCloud Sept. 19. –Trevor Anderson (@tanderson5569)
Dylan Scott's soulful debut single "Crazy Over Me" (Curb) rumbles under Country Airplay ahead of its official Oct. 19 add date. It already tallied a week on the Sept. 26 Country Digital Songs and Hot Country Songs charts (at Nos. 14 and 36, respectively). Scott is working on his first major-label album and already has Walmart and FLW onboard as sponsors for his upcoming tour. –Jim Asker