Billboard Hot 100 Fest
Tomorrow's Hits: Years & Years, Elijah Blake & Nathan Sykes
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Years & Years
Years & Years make their debut as a lead act on a Billboard airplay chart, as "King" (Interscope) enters Pop Songs at No. 40. The official clip for the British electronica trio's breakout hit has drawn 40 million global YouTube views, while Nick Jonas covered the song acoustically in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in April. Years & Years' debut studio album Communion is due July 10. –Gary Trust (@gthot20)
Elijah Blake debuts his danceable R&B tune "I Just Wanna..," featuring DeJ Loaf (Def Jam), on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop (No. 40). While it's his first chart appearance as an artist, Blake has penned charted tracks for Trey Songz and Justin Bieber, among others. Under the name Sean "Redd Stylez" Fenton, he also co-wrote Usher's 2012 No. 1 "Climax." "Wanna" previews Blake's Shadows and Diamonds (June 23). –Amaya Mendizabal (@Amayayayaya)
Nearly four years after boy band The Wanted made its U.S. BillboardDance Club Songs chart debut back in July 2011, one of its members, Nathan Sykes, has struck out on his own with "Kiss Me Quick" (Global). The funky cut jumps 43-34 on and is the first single from the big-voiced singer's first studio album, due later this year. –Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield)