Song Of The Year
Los Angeles rock band Milo Greene is making moves with breakthrough single "1957." The earthy, jangly tune is climbing the Triple A airplay tally, bulleting this week at No. 21. The act, signed to Chop Shop/Atlantic, released its debut album last July, selling 17,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "1957," meanwhile, has sold 15,000 downloads. The act is currently on tour, with dates lined up through early June.
Leone's 'Night' Moves
Miami native Davina Leone, 19, who began posting cover songs on YouTube five years ago, is approaching Mainstream Top 40 with her first commercially available single, "Up All Night" (JED/in2une). Leone and her band opened for OneRepublic during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January, and she's set to play South by Southwest next month. The artist is also prepping the release of her debut album, Awake.
Simmons Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent
Formerly lead singer of Christian pop group Addison Road, Jenny Simmons launches her solo career with "Heaven Waits for Me." The group's chart history includes "All That Matters," which topped the Christian Hot AC/CHR list five years ago. Signed to the act's former label, Fair Trade, Simmons will release The Becoming on March 5. The New Mexico native is now on tour, booked by the Nashville-based Elite Talent Agency.
DJ Chino Flies Solo
After years of rocking the decks at Pitbull's live performances as the star's official spinner, DJ Chino breaks out on his own with "Si Te Agarro," featuring fellow Mr. 305 signees Fito Blanko and Papayo. The cut debuts at No. 24 on Latin Rhythm Airplay and at No. 40 on Tropical Airplay, deftly riding the fence between the two genres. The song's official video has garnered more than 485,000 YouTube views since its Dec. 21 release.
Reporting by Keith Caulfield, Wade Jessen, Rauly Ramirez and Gary Trust.