Bobby Shmurda in his "Hot N---a" music video

Bobby Shmurda in his "Hot N---a" music video

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

Bobby Shmurda

Twenty-year-old Brooklyn native, and new Epic signee, Bobby Shmurda is heating up with "Hot N---a." The song rises 4-1 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart thanks to sharing activity spurred by its infectious accompanying Shmoney Dance. Shmurda's moves in the song's official video have caused such viral buzz that Jay Z and Beyoncé have even given it a nod on their On the Run Tour.


Portland, Ore.'s Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears, aka Priory, debut at No. 36 on Alternative Songs with their airy, new wave-influenced "Weekend" (Warner Bros.). Rush and Sears previously toiled in day jobs (and even sold their own plasma to pay rent) before committing to music full-time. Helping break the song: tastemakers KROQ and KYSR Los Angeles, KITS San Francisco and SiriusXM's Alt Nation.


Anzel bubbles under the Tropical Songs chart with "Juegas" (Musa Latina), a tender love song. The bachata newcomer (real name: Ariel Abreu) first dabbled in reggaeton before honing in on a tropical sound. Cartagena, Colombia, serves as the backdrop for the song's video, which was directed by Marlon P. Anzel is prepping the release of his debut album, De Corazon a Corazon.

Reporting by William Gruger, Amaya Mendizabal and Gary Trust of the Billboard charts department