Tomorrow's Hits: Grace, The Struts & Alessia Cara
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Legendary producer Quincy Jones comes full circle with the pop classic "You Don't Own Me": after producing Lesley Gore's original, which hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964 (below The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand"), he's co-produced new RCA signee Grace's take, featuring G-Eazy. The smoky cover is from Grace's debut EP Memo, released May 26. The Australian is 18 -- nearly the same age as Gore was (17) when she recorded the empowerment anthem. Grace wowed the crowd when she played her first New York City show May 28 at Webster Hall. –Gary Trust (@gthot20)
British rockers The Struts make their Alternative Songs chart debut with "Could Have Been Me" (Future/Virgin/Capitol) at No. 36. The glam-rock song is also bubbling under Mainstream Rock Songs. Nikki Sixx chose the track as one of his spotlight picks of the week on his June 7 radio show, The Side Show Countdown. The Struts' breakthrough hit is from their debut album Everybody Wants. –Emily White (@emwhitenoise)
Canadian singer/songwriter Alessia Cara bows at No. 4 on Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists with her debut single "Here." The caustic, anti-party pop/R&B song drew 848,000 U.S. streams in the week ending June 7, according to Nielsen Music, and has received endorsements on Twitter from Lorde and Jenna Marbles. "Here" previews the 18-year-old Cara's debut album, Know-It-All, expected this fall on Def Jam. –Trevor Anderson (@tanderson5569)