Buckingham Begins ‘Run’
Singer Celeste Buckingham, 18, is poised to make her airplay chart debut with “Run Run Run.” The big-voiced artist, who previously competed on the Czech Republic version of “American Idol,” is receiving early support from Radio Disney. The Mr. 305-signed singer’s introductory single was the outlet’s 23rd most-played song during the Dec. 30-Jan. 5 Nielsen BDS tracking week, with 30 plays.
RAC on the ‘Go’
RAC makes moves toward the Alternative airplay chart with the catchy, dance-leaning “Let Go” (Interscope), featuring Kele and MNDR. SiriusXM’s Alt Nation leads with 532 plays for the track through Jan. 5. Formerly the Remix Artists Collective, known for more than 200 remixes since its 2007 inception, RAC is now the solo project of Andre Allen Anjos. The act reached No. 9 on Heatseekers Albums in October with “Let Go” parent EP “Don’t Talk To.”
Que Starts Quickly
Recent Atlantic Records signing Que approaches the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart with his breakout single, “O.G. Bobby Johnson.” The cut, released on the Forbes label, was named for a character in the 1992 film “South Central.” Coincidentally, the track’s producer is also named Bobby Johnson. WJMH Greensboro, N.C., has led the song’s push with more than 250 plays and 53 spins in the Dec. 30-Jan. 5 tracking week, more than any other station on both counts.
Sister trio Signature — Bonnie Lett, Michelle Lett and Kristie Lett-Robinson — gains traction with “Bigger Than All,” which simmers beneath the Gospel Airplay chart with spins at 19 of the tally’s reporters. Previously known as the Lett Sisters, Signature hails from Birmingham, Ala., where the act grew up singing at the Greater Grace Community Church — their father, Charlie Lett, is the pastor there. Released by the appropriately named Birmingham imprint, the single is the lead track from the threesome’s upcoming second album.
Reporting by Keith Caulfield, Wade Jessen, Rauly Ramirez and Gary Trust.