Tomorrow's Hits: Chef'Special, Jordan Rager & Jacob Forever
On Fridays, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Dutch quintet Chef'Special makes American inroads with "In Your Arms" (Fueled by Ramen/RRP), which enters Alternative Songs at No. 40. The hooky, folk-tinged track (written in honor of lead singer Joshua Nolet's late father) sports leading support from KTCL Denver, which played it 31 times in the week ending Feb. 14 and has spun it nearly 500 times to date, according to Nielsen Music. – Gary Trust (@gthot20)
With assistance from Broken Bow labelmate Jason Aldean, 21-year-old Jordan Rager rises with his Country Airplay chart debut, "Southern Boy," which surges 56-46. The breezy song mixes modern lyrical staples ("Keep stealin' those kisses from your Southern belle … Keep rollin' with your buddies, raise a little hell") with Aldean and Rager's soulful vocals. The song previews Rager's debut album. –Jim Asker
Jacob Forever earns the top debut on Latin Rhythm Airplay as his self-released "Hasta Que Se Seque El Malecon" enters at No. 16 with 2.4 million audience impressions. The reggaeton tune, which also flies 33-22 on Hot Latin Songs, is his first charted song as a solo act; he previously scored a hit in 2010 as a then-member of Cuban group Gente de Zona. –Amaya Mendizabal (@Amayayayaya)