Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Alexa Ray Joel, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla Sign and Billy Rivers & the Angelic Voices of Faith
ALEXA RAY JOEL
Alexa Ray Joel's cover of her dad Billy's "Just the Way You Are" (ARJ) makes its way to radio, as Sirius XM's the Blend becomes the first Nielsen BDS-monitored outlet to play it (22 spins in the Oct. 14-20 tracking week). Her father took the original version to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Alexa Ray's remake is featured in the Gap's current ad campaign. Music fans have likely long known her name: Billy's "The Downeaster 'Alexa'," about the difficulties of the modern-day fishing industry and named after his daughter, spent two months on the Hot 100 in 1990 (when she was four years old).