Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow’s Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Dr. Luke’s new signee Lunchmoney Lewis makes his Pop Songs debut at No. 38 with his catchy and comedic “Bills” (Kemosabe/Columbia) (up 115 percent in plays, according to Nielsen Music). The Florida native previously built cachet as a featured act on Nicki Minaj’s “Trini Dem Girls” (on The Pinkprint). Artists including One Direction’s Liam Payne and Meghan Trainor have supported “Bills” by sharing it on Twitter.
Fun fact: Lewis grew up in a musical family and his father, Ian Lewis, and uncle Roger Lewis helped found Jamaican reggae group Inner Circle. The act’s household-name hit “Bad Boys,” aka the theme from Fox’s Cops, reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993. –Amaya Mendizabal (@Amayayayaya)
Life of Dillon
London-based trio Life of Dillon launches stateside with “Overload” (Disruptor/Epic), which, echoing the bright, melodic vibe of Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong,” enters Adult Pop Songs at No. 37. The group, which is readying the release of its debut album Prologue, is the first act signed to the Disruptor imprint, a joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris and The Chainsmokers’ manager Adam Alpert.
As for the act’s name? David Keiffer, who founded Life of Dillon with childhood friend Joe Griffith and his brother Robert Griffith last year, crossed paths with a stranger named Dillon while visiting Brazil (the Griffiths’ birthplace). “Dillon’s got no home, no destination; he’s not chasing dreams, he’s living them,” Keiffer muses in the band’s official bio. “He’s a free spirit who travels the world, surfing, kicking back and enjoying what life has to offer.” –Gary Trust (@gthot20)
Tobias Jesso Jr.
On Jan. 21, Adele offered her only Tweet of 2015 until a second on March 5: a link to Vancouver singer/songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr.’s “How Could You Babe,” praising, “This is fantastic, click away.” The result? On Feb. 26, the 29-year-old performed his piano ballad on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. And, this week, Jesso Jr. makes his Billboard chart arrival, as “Babe” begins at No. 35 on Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists. His debut album Goon is due March 17 on True Panther Sounds. –Emily White (@emwhitenoise)