Tomorrow's Hits: Shawn Hook, Tara Thompson & Luke Nasty

Shawn Hook
Michael Schwartz

Shawn Hook

On Fridays, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.

Shawn Hook

Canadians have overtaken the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 of late (boasting seven songs in the region for six straight weeks in December-January), and another is making a play for success south of the border: Shawn Hook. The pop singer/songwriter/producer (from Nelson, British Columbia) is bubbling under the Pop Songs airplay chart with "Sound of Your Heart" (Hollywood). The song hit the Canada CHR/Top 40 tally's top 10 in August. –Gary Trust (@gthot20)

Tara Thompson

Self-proclaimed "hillbilly" Tara Thompson, from East Tennessee, not only cut her chops playing the storied honky-tonks of Nashville's Lower Broadway, but she's a blood relative of Loretta Lynn. Fittingly, the singer/songwriter's spunky co-written ode to single life, "Someone to Take Your Place" (Valory), will likely conjure comparisons to traditional sirens like Dolly Parton and Miranda Lambert. Bubbling under Country Airplay, the track officially impacts radio Feb. 22. –Jim Asker

Luke Nasty

North Carolina native Luke Nasty makes his Billboard chart debut as "Might Be" (Othaz/EMPIRE) enters Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop at No. 36. The track reworks Anderson Paak's 2014 sensual hymn, with added rap verses and edgier lyrics. The song bows with a 39 percent increase in airplay at the format, according to Nielsen Music, with its main support in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. –Amaya Mendizabal (@Amayayayaya)


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