We have a mix of seasoned and new artists in the HitPredictor spotlight this week. Alicia Keys returns to the charts with "Girl on Fire." The song peaked at #14 on the Urban radio chart and is now crossing over to the Top 40 and Rhythmic charts. It's a HitPredictor this week at the Top 40 format, along with "Don't You Worry Child," the first major hit for the Swedish House Mafia. They are one of the world's leading EDM acts and now seem ready to conquer the U.S. pop charts.
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.