Thanks to a featured vocal turn on Panic! at the Disco’s new single, “Miss Jackson,” 25-year-old singer/actress Lolo (real name: Lauren Pritchard) has earned her first Billboard hit. (The Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen track rises 32-24 on Alternative this week.) The Tennessee native, however, isn’t technically a stranger to the charts: Lolo was part of the original Broadway cast of “Spring Awakening,” whose cast album appeared on the charts in 2007.
Classically trained pianist/producer/singer/songwriter Andre Mieux opens at No. 37 on Adult R&B with his first charting single, the sensual “Bedroom Lovers” (Mainstream/XLP). It was spun 73 times at the format in the week ending Aug. 4, with WAKB Augusta, Ga., leading the push (12 spins, according to Nielsen BDS). “Lovers” is the lead single from Mieux’s third studio album, “All I Really Want,” which arrived July 23.
Hawg Finds A Hit
Southern rock sextet Bush Hawg plants its first single on the Nielsen BDS-driven Country Airplay chart, opening at No. 58 with “Crushin’.” The band formed more than a decade ago in small-town Fairview, Tenn., and released a self-titled EP almost two years ago. The group is currently working with producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins) on its first full-length studio album. A release date hasn’t yet been announced.
Make Way For Mexicats
Bubbling under the Latin Pop Airplay chart are Jenny & the Mexicats with “Verde Mas Alla.” The multi-instrumental group combines elements of flamenco and folk, integrating horns, upright bass and a Spanish cajon in its unique sound. Lead singer Jenny Ball met her bandmates in Spain after moving there from her native London. The quartet recently relocated to Mexico, where the group released a self-titled bilingual album.
(Reporting by Keith Caulfield, Wade Jessen, Amaya Mendizabal and Rauly Ramirez.)