Tomorrow's Hits: Meg Myers' 'Desire' Grows At Alternative; Jungle, RaeLynn Rise
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Meg Myers, Jungle and RaeLynn
Having charted her debut Atlantic EP "Make a Shadow" on Heatseekers Albums in March, singer/songwriter Meg Myers is bubbling under the Alternative Songs airplay tally with lead track "Desire." The song was the fourth-most-played (38 times) on KRBZ Kansas City in the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen BDS. "It's introspective, real and raw," says PD Lazlo. "It's No. 1 in our research and generating texts."
Following the success of such horn-filled hits as Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" and Ariana Grande's "Problem" (after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" last year), another horn-y track is breaking through to the mainstream: Jungle's "Busy Earnin'." The London band's catchy single has earned leading support from taste-making radio station KCRW Los Angeles, while the XL-signed group made its U.S. TV debut on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (June 16).
Singer/songwriter RaeLynn is making the rounds at country radio, visiting programmers to promote her first Valory single "God Made Girls." Born Rachael Lynn Woodward in Baytown, Texas, RaeLynn finished third (under the tutelage of Blake Shelton) on the second season of NBC's "The Voice." Her debut album is due in August, while she has concert dates booked through the fall.
Reporting by Keith Caulfield, Wade Jessen and Gary Trust of the Billboard charts department