Week of February 22nd

HitPredictor Picks:
Lil Pump ft. Lil Wayne - Be Like Me
Legacy (feat. Travis Scott & 21 Savage) - Legacy
Thotiana ft. Cardi B & YG - Thotiana (Remix) 
Gunna - One Call

Honorable Mentions:
P!nk - Walk Me Home
Tropkillaz, J Balvin, Anitta, MC Zaac - Bola Rebola
Bloqueo - Lele Pons
Danny Ocean - Lookin' For
Gunna - Outstanding

HitPredictor flagged Be Like Me and Legacy due to past chart success for those artists. Be Like Me also received a good rating for musical reasons which may be a recipe for a Billboard #1. Although it wasn't included on New Music Friday, Gunna's single One Call racked up 14 million spins in its first week on Spotify and received good musical marks from HitPredictor. Interestingly, Gunna's song Outstanding off the same album received even higher musical marks so it wouldn't be surprising to see both songs eventually crack the Hot 100. The Thotiana remix is also not a sure bet since Billboard chooses which version of the song to list on the chart on a case by case basis, but HitPredictor chose the song for musical reasons and the original is storming up the Hot 100 to position 13 this week.

New Hot 100 Entries:
Last week's HitPredictor picks Please Me (Cardi B & Bruno Mars), Robbery (Juice WRLD), and 365 (Zedd, Katy Perry) all entered the Billboard Hot 100 this week (at #5, #27, and #86, respectively) making hit predictor 3 for 4. (HitPredictor also got the order right!). It will be interesting to see whether Dennis Lloyd can crack the Hot 100 with Never Go Back-his last single was a streaming hit well before it charted on the Hot 100.