Tomorrow's Hits: Daya, The Moth & The Flame, Dam-Funk
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Daya, 16, heads toward her first chart hit with the atmospheric popdance nugget “Hide Away” (Artbeatz/Red). The cut (not to be confused with Kiesza's single "Hideaway") is percolating under the threshold of the Pop Songs airplay chart with leading support from Radio Disney and KREV San Francisco. The Pittsburgh singer started playing piano at age 3 and is working on her debut EP, which is aiming for a fall release. —Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield)
The Moth & The Flame
Rock band The Moth & The Flame may soon light up the Alternative chart with “Young & Unafraid” (Elektra), which is building steam with radio stations like KKDO Sacramento, Calif., and SiriusXM’s Alt Nation channel. The group -- which includes a former member of Imagine Dragons and signed to Elektra in 2014 -- just opened for Jane’s Addiction and will play the Riot Fest and Rodeo in Denver (Aug. 30) and the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle (Sept. 7). —Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield)
Dam-Funk (born Damon Riddick) makes his chart debut as “We Continue” slides onto the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists survey at No. 30. The track on Stones Throw Records previews the Los Angeles vet’s first album in six years, Invite the Light (Sept. 4), which counts Q-Tip and Snoop Dogg among its guests. His P-Funk-inspired tracks have drawn praise on Twitter from Talib Kweli and Solange Knowles. —Trevor Anderson (@tanderson5569)