Tomorrow's Hits: Tink, Life in Film & William Clark Green
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Rapper Tink bubbles under the Rap Airplay chart with "Ratchet Commandments," which rises 17 by percent to 1.7 million audience impressions. The 20-year-old Illinois native has released five mixtapes, with her major-label debut in the works through Timbaland's Mosley Music Group, via Epic. An amusing video (above) accompanies the track, sporting a Timbaland cameo and encouraging women to rid their ratchet ways. –Amaya Mendizabal (@Amayayayaya)
Life in Film
Life in Film's twangy "Get Closer" percolates below the Alternative Songs chart. The single introduces the British quartet's May 5 debut full-length, Here It Comes (+1 Records, a label partner of Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment). Stephen Smith (Blur, the Smiths, the Cranberries) produced the set. The band is touring North America with the Wombats through May 20. –Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield)
William Clark Green
Red dirt vet William Clark Green hits a new high on Top Country Albums, as his second entry (and fourth album), Ringling Road (Bill Grease), debuts at No. 18 with 5,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. He reached No. 34 with Rose Queen in 2013. The Flint, Texas, native decided to pursue music at 13, when he began writing songs. He started building his following with live gigs while attending Texas Tech University. –Gary Trust (@gthot20)