Tomorrow's Hits: Tor Miller, Who Is Fancy & Night Riots
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Tor Miller's piano-picture of New York City at the hour of "Midnight" (Glassnote) rises 26-25 on Adult Alternative Songs. The 20-year-old Brooklyn singer/songwriter dropped out of NYU's Clive Davis School of Music to release his debut EP Headlights in early February. In January, before he left BBC Radio last month, influential DJ Zane Lowe honored "Midnight" in his "Hottest Record in the World Right Now" feature. –Emily White (@emwhitenoise)
Who Is Fancy
Who is Who Is Fancy? The act's true identity is intentionally shrouded in mystery for now, but its debut hit "Goodbye" rises 37-31 in its second week on the Pop Songs airplay chart. The single is a joint release by Big Machine, Scooter Braun's SB Projects and Republic Records. Braun unveiled the track at the Jan. 20-23 iHeartMedia Music Summit in Burbank, Calif., while Meghan Trainor and Kacey Musgraves have Tweeted endorsements of it. –Gary Trust (@gthot20)
Southern California rock band Night Riots makes its Alternative Songs chart debut at No. 40 with "Contagious." In January, the group, which has cited The Killers and Depeche Mode as influences, released its debut EP Howl (Sumerian Records), which hit the top 20 on Heatseekers Albums. The band will join the Vans Warped Tour starting in June. –Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield)