This week brings us several artists that are showing an impressive ability to cross over from one format to another. Hunter Hayes has already conquered the country world with his #1 hit, "Wanted," and he seems poised to cross over to the pop market as his song becomes a HitPredictor at both Top 40 and Hot AC this week. Imagine Dragons' "It's Time" was a #3 hit at Alternative, it's currently top 20 at Hot AC, and now this week it becomes a HitPredictor at Top 40. And Justin Bieber's "Beauty and the Beat," a HitPredictor at Top 40 two weeks ago, becomes a HitPredictor this week at Rhythmic.
These charts show new releases that tested with hit potential prior to airplay, ranked in order of current weekly Mediabase airplay detections.
Every week we track songs before and after they become Hitpredictors, and we call them our Sleepers and Developing & Proven Hits. "Developing Hits" are a select number of songs that show early research potential, or strong upward spin moves at the stations they are played at. "Proven Hits" are songs that show Top 10 research and/or Top 10 spins at multiple key stations in a format.