2019 American Music Awards

Bubbling Under: Bastille, J. Peguero, Lennon & Maisy, and Cole Male & Kyle Morris

Bastille Breaks In The U.S.

Four acts boast a top 10 hit on both the U.K. singles and albums charts this week: P!nk, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and--a name likely unfamiliar to Americans--British rock band Bastille. The act's debut album, "Bad Blood" (Virgin), opened at No. 1 in March, powered by its top 10 single, "Pompeii." Plans are in the works for a U.S. release of the album, while "Pompeii" is garnering early radio support stateside, including alternative WROX Norfolk, Va. (268 plays through April 14, according to Nielsen BDS).

Alternative Backing Unlikely Candidates

Unlikely Candidates had an unlikely start: Cole Male and Kyle Morris were booked on separate accounts of grand theft auto and sent to a Fort Worth, Texas, juvenile detention center together. After they became friends, they began focusing on music, eventually rounding out the quintet. Signed to Atlantic, the act is approaching the Alternative chart with the jangly "Follow My Feet." KKDO Sacramento, Calif., leads all panelists with 52 plays for the song in the April 8-14 tracking week.

'Nashville' Stars

Opening at No. 57, sibling duo Lennon & Maisy appear for the first time on the Country Airplay tally with their cover of the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" (Big Machine). The original version peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December. The young sister act joined the cast of ABC's "Nashville" last fall and performed "Ho Hey" on the series' April 3 episode. The single will appear on the show's second soundtrack, due May 7.

Radio Picks Up On J. Peguero

Miami-based rapper J. Peguero hopes to dial up a debut on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart with "Callin'" (RedStar). The introspective cut is the second release off his "Tale of Two Cities" mixtape, following the Trina-assisted "Turnt Up," which has racked 440,000 YouTube views. Peguero was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn before moving to Miami to begin his music career.


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