Trap dance music producer Baauer first released the track "Harlem Shake" last summer. However, it did not significantly catch on until it became the subject of thousands of 30 second "Harlem Shake" videos posted to YouTube. Since that point the song has quickly become a smash hit around the world debuting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 here in the US.
American Idol champion Phillip Phillips now holds the title of the bestselling "coronation song" for his first single "Home." This is the follow up and should prove that Phillip Phillips is not a one hit wonder. The song digs once again into a folk-inflected rock sound.
Emeli Sande is an artist all pop fans in the US should know. She won the Brit Award for Album of the Year with her release Our Version Of Events. It has become one of the biggest debut albums of all time in the UK. "Next To Me" is the spearhead of efforts to launch this talented singer-songwriter to similar success in the US.
Rihanna delivers a combination strip club anthem and song about personal independence. Musically it will be familiar to fans of her island style of music. Although not officially promoted to mainstream pop radio, the song has been picked up by a number of stations after it was promoted to urban radio.