The new year is well underway as the battle for chart domination heats up on this edition of Chart Hits! We check out the latest pop hit from British starlet Ellie Goulding, get soulful Orange County-style with Aloe Blacc, Brooklyn's American Authors deliver a new single and Kylie makes her big return! Plus the latest from Rihanna, Shakira and Enrique. The hottest pop, urban and dance singles unite on Chart Hits!
Aloe Blacc - The Man
Apparently Aloe Blacc is the man! Given how well his latest single is doing on the charts I suppose he is. The Panamanian-American singer got his big break in 2006 via the legendary hip hop label Stones Throw Records. Since then the Orange County soul man has signed on with Universal music for the release of his major label debut 'Lift Your Spirit'. The album features the Avicii penned hit 'Wake Me Up' which has further boosted his mainstream appeal.
Ellie Goulding - Goodness Gracious
English pop star Ellie Goulding first got our attention with her 2010 debut LP 'Lights' and her super catchy single 'Starry Eyed'! Goulding wrote her latest hit 'Goodness Gracious' with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Greg Kurstin and Nate Ruess (lead singer of Fun). Pick it up on the re-issue of her second album 'Halcyon Days'.
The Vamps - Wild Heart
Boy band fever is alive and well in the UK! However The Vamps are a little more pop rock than their counterparts The Wanted and One Direction. The foursome are readying their debut album for release this year. The Vamps had a top ten hit with the lead single 'Can We Dance' and followed it up with the radio fave 'Wild Heart'.
American Authors - Best Day Of My Life
Brooklyn rock act American Authors met almost a decade ago whilst studying music together. The quartet formed 'The Blue Pages' and released two albums before re-inventing themselves as American Authors. Their latest radio hit 'Best Day Of My Life' takes a page out of the indie folk book and will appeal to fans of The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.