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Tomorrow’s Hits: Catey Shaw, George Ezra & Deorro

Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. This week: Catey Shaw, George Ezra & Deorro.

Catey Shaw

Thanks to the reach of Reddit, popster Catey Shaw has another semi-viral hit on her hands with “Human Contact.” The singer’s bright video was shared on the site on Aug. 28, triggering 220,000 global views on YouTube through Sept. 2. It follows her buzzy “Brooklyn Girls,” which has drawn 335,000 clicks. Both are from Shaw’s The Brooklyn EP, due Sept. 9 on Complex/Lefthook. –Keith Caulfield

George Ezra

Ryan Tedder named George Ezra‘s “Budapest” his personal song of the summer (“It doesn’t sound like anything else out,” Billboard, Aug. 23), and now the track is bubbling under at adult alternative radio after first becoming a hit throughout Europe and in Australia and New Zealand. SiriusXM’s the Spectrum leads with nearly 300 plays to date, according to Nielsen BDS. The song, iTunes’ Free Single of the Week beginning Aug. 19, previews the booming-voiced U.K. singer/songwriter’s debut Columbia full-length Wanted on Voyage. –Gary Trust



Deorro, aka Erick Orrosquieta, topped the Sept. 6 Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart with “Five Hours.” Originally released as an instrumental on Avicii‘s Le7els imprint (with promotion by PRMD), it now sports a vocal mix featuring DyCy. Says the 23-year old DJ/producer, “The inspiration came from a man who would travel five hours to see his loved one … and five hours just to return home, every day.” Adds Deorro, “This is the first time I produced a song that was not intended for any DJ sets. That’s why it has no typical intro or outro. It taught me to never have boundaries or limitations when it comes to production.” –Gordon Murray