Tomorrow's Hits: The Rua, Marc Scibilia & Banners
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
British sibling pop trio The Rua – Roseanna, Alanna and Jonathan Brown – bubbles under the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart with "Fight for What's Right" (on the FOD label), from its debut album Essence. The group describes its sound as a mix of Taylor Swift, the Corrs and the Cranberries, with an orchestral, cinematic touch. Perhaps contributing to the lattermost sonic element (and showing the act's range): all three members have acted in the Harry Potter film franchise. –Gary Trust (@gthot20)
Singer/songwriter Marc Scibilia's groovy guitar jam "How Bad We Need Each Other" (I.R.S. Nashville/Capitol) also builds below Adult Pop Songs, with a 138 percent gain in plays at the format in the week ending Oct. 4, according to Nielsen Music. Scibilia is touring with ZZ Ward (after previously opening for the likes of Steve Winwood and James Bay) and performed on NBC's Today Sept. 18. His debut album Out of Style drops Oct. 30. –Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield)
Banners' "Shine a Light" (Island/Republic) brightens rock radio, blasting from a negligible audience to 780,000 impressions for the week. The song from Mike Nelson, the British singer-songwriter behind the billing, is from EA Sports' FIFA 16 soundtrack. Championing the track, and accounting for the bulk of its radio reach, is tastemaker alternative KROQ Los Angeles, which added it with 32 plays in the tracking week. –Kevin Rutherford (@surfwax83)