FKA Twigs Takes Twitter
Rising U.K. electro-R&B act FKA Twigs (born Tahliah Barnett) debuts on the Billboard & Twitter Emerging Artists chart with “Pendulum” at No. 5. Produced and co-written by Paul Epworth (Adele, Coldplay), the atmospheric track is from Twigs’ debut full-length, “LP1,” which is due Aug. 12 and also boasts beats from Dev Hynes (Sky Ferreira, Solange).
Bilingual Boy Band
Following an opening stint on the South American leg of One Direction’s current tour, sibling pop trio Sonus (Alex, Andrew and Marcelo Michelli) bubbles under Latin Pop Airplay with “Me Gustas Asi.” The Sony Music Latin track, which evokes 1D and references AC/DC, also is available in an English version (“She Likes It Like That”).
A ‘Higher’ Place
Andrea McClurkin-Mellini’s debut solo single, “God Can,” gains below the Gospel Airplay chart, but she’s already a seasoned minister of music: She’s sister to Pastor Donnie McClurkin. She has toured and recorded with him as part of The McClurkin Project. McClurkin-Mellini released her debut solo set, “Higher,” in June on Camdon.