Taylor Swift “Blank Space” 41,000 downloads
Hozier “Take Me To Church” 30,000 downloads
Mark Ronson “Uptown Funk” 27,000 downloads
Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” 24,000 downloads
Meghan Trainor “Lips Are Movin” 17k downloads
Marina and The Diamonds “Happy” 13k
Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” 12k
Sam Smith “Im Not The Only One” 11k
The White Buffalo & The Forest Rangers “Come Join The Murder” 10k
Meghan Trainor “All About The Bass” 10k
Taylor Swift “Blank Space” 42,259 downloads
Mark Ronson “Uptown Funk” 25,293 downloads
James Newton Howard “The Hanging Tree” 24,251
Ed Sheeran “Make It Rain” 24,251
Hozier “Take Me To Church” 21,780
Meghan Trainor “Lips Are Movin” 16,688
Pentantonix “Mary, Did you Know” 9,012
Maroon 5 “Animals” 8,832
Fallout Boy “Centuries” 7,475
Do you remember when Hollywood movies introduced new songs? It happened this week with the new track “The Hanging Tree” which is sung by actress Jennifer Lawrence and appears on the soundtrack for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” . The track has landed at No. 2 on the American iTunes pop single chart.
The song was written by The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins and the indie band The Lumineers.
According to sources Jennifer didn’t love the idea of singing.
“ The film’s director, Francis Lawrence, recently told Vulture that the actress was extremely anxious about singing the song on set for a pivotal scene in the movie. “
“I knew she didn’t love the idea of singing, but I didn’t realize how nervous she was until when we started the first take, and she was in tears. Not totally broken down, but she was unhappy,” he says. “She would have much rather we used somebody else’s voice. I think she said she wanted Lorde [who sings the movie’s theme song] to do it!”
Kings of A&R has officially launched our Top 8 Emerging Artist Campaign which will be announced on January 10th. Kings of A&R top 8 emerging artists have landed on the iTunes charts, syncs, and major press coverage. To submit music for consideration click here..
The past top 8 emerging artists are below which were featured in September.
Emmy Bachmann – Stranger
Kit Walters – Your Ghost
Colin Huntley – Best I Never Had
The Silent Scene – Collecting Hearts
Sydney Leigh – Crazy Beautiful
The Crazy Carls – Let Me
Colour of London – Heart Attack
Justin Klump – The Night is Young
Emmy Bachmann is a brand new artist on the scene yet has already been dubbed a blond bombshell singer-songwriter by PopWrapped. Our favorite tracks are I Don’t Love Him and Rescue Yourself. Kit Walters has released a new song along with a video Your Ghost. He will release an EP and will headline a show in The Studio at Webster Hall, Sunday September 21st. Colin Huntley is an emerging singer/songwriter & guitarist based in Austin, TX. The video for his single Best I Never Had has already garnered 315,000 YouTube streams. The Silent Scene is on the verge of a breakthrough. The track Collecting Hearts is our favorite and they were also featured on iTunes New & Noteworthy. Sydney has self released her debut EP “Crazy Beautiful”. Sydney Leigh wrote and recorded with Nolan Lambroza (Sir Nolan), Steve Daly (Tracklacers) and Heidi Rojas. The Crazy Carls are making a splash on the scene. The band headlined Florida Music Festival in Orlando with Less Than Jake and Dirty Heads, and were featured on Sunfest with Train, Big Sean, and Ellie Goulding. Colour of London has released a new track “Heart Attack“, and they have partnered with lifestyle brand, Alex and Ani, who featured their music in commercials and stores around the globe. Finally, Justin Kump, the singer-songwriter has begun to make a mark. His album debuted on the U.S. iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart earning him solid press, and Sirius XM invited him to perform on at their studios in NYC. Check out his track The Night is Young.
“Take Me To Church”
“All About That Bass”
“I’m Not The Only One”
“Mary Did You Know?”