Meital Makes Her Move
Pop singer Meital has been making a stir with her eye-catching (and somewhat controversial) videos, earning more than 4 million views on her official YouTube channel. Now she has the Billboard charts in her sights as her dance collaboration with Sean Kingston, “On Ya,” is percolating beneath the Dance Club Songs chart. The tune, released through Human Loves Human Productions, will appear on I’m in Hate With Love, the upcoming debut from the singer/actress (who has a recurring role on Showtime’s “Weeds”).
Independent electronic dance/pop duo Teengirl Fantasy (Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi) is on the verge of making its chart debut with the Aug. 21 release of its second full-length album, “Tracer.” The set’s current single, “EFX” (featuring Kelea), turned heads on SoundCloud last week, accruing 26,000 plays on the group’s official page. The True Panther Sounds album will also include guest turns from Panda Bear, Romanthony and Laurel Halo.
‘Heart’ Beats For Tyler Barham
Montana native Tyler Barham makes his chart debut this week as his third EP, “Don’t Cage This Heart” (YN Records), bows on Heatseekers Albums at No. 19 and Top Country Albums at No. 56. Starting with 1,000 sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan), the singer/songwriter gained valuable exposure four years ago as a contestant and finalist on Great American Country’s “The Next GAC” talent contest.
Oscarcito On The Rise
Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, singer Oscarcito is enjoying his first top 10 hit on the Tropical Airplay chart with “Tu Eres Perfecta” (rising 9-8 this issue) and could see the track bow on Hot Latin Songs in the coming weeks. The Crossover Records song is being played at 20 monitored radio stations, according to Nielsen BDS, garnering a total audience of 2.7 million impressions. WVOZ San Juan, Puerto Rico, and WSKQ New York lead the pack with the most spins, totaling 58 combined in the tracking week ending Aug. 5.