Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 150

Each week we share with you three trending artists in the entertainment industry. Bring a national act to campus for your Spring Fest and put on a concert or comedy show like your college has never seen before!

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Younger Hunger

Orange County, LA indie alt three piece Younger Hunger are on a meteoric rise after the release of 6 singles including newest track “Second Best” which scored NMF US and #1 Indie Pop, representation from CAA (N America/Australia) with tour support dates through Feb/March 2020.

The hit single was added to Apple Music’s Breaking AlternativeNew Music DailyToday at Apple and ALT CTRL playlists. It was also featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday (US), #1 position on Indie Shuffle and #1 position on Indie Pop playlists.

The band has also built a powerful connection with their fans; not only through their music, but through their content and constant conversation with the audience, starting initially through TikTok where they have now amassed over 120,000 followers.

CAM

Sam Smith handpicked her to be direct on his 2018 arena tour and had her join him each night during the encore, Harry Styles had her come out with him at the Ryman, and Diplo had her come out with him at Stagecoach to perform the song they released together

Untamed album is GOLD

Burning House – #1 radio hit, 2x Platinum sales, Grammy, CMA, ACM, and AMA-nominated

“Diane – #1 hit in UK for 5 weeks in a row (Dolly Parton lauded as the answer to ‘Jolene’)

Mayday – Top 40 Country radio hit

Palace w/ Sam Smith #1 on Billboard Top TV Commercials chart (Apple commercial)

“So Long” w/ Diplo – Top 25 Hot Dance/Electronic songs (Billboard)

“Call Me Sir” w/ Train – Top 25 Pop radio hit

Joel McHale

Joel McHale is one of the most sought after comedians and actors in the industry. Most recently he can be seen in THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS and played former Community co-star Chevy Chase, in Netflix’s A FUTILE & STUPID GESTURE opposite Will Forte. He recently wrapped the indie ASSASSINATION NATION for Sam Levinson. In 2015 McHale wrapped the twelfth and final season of E!’s The Soup in which he satirized pop culture and current events. He is best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series COMMUNITY, which ended its sixth season on Yahoo after five seasons on NBC.

Earlier this year, he starred in THE GREAT INDOORS on CBS, where he played a renowned adventure reporter who took a desk job in the digital department of a magazine. McHale was also seen last year on Fox’s revival of THE X-FILES, where he played a conservative news anchor. Other starring feature roles include A MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS opposite Robin Williams, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced supernatural thriller DELIVER US FROM EVIL, the Warner Bros’ romantic comedy BLENDED alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, Seth MacFarlane’s comedy smash TED, WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?, David Frankel’s THE BIG YEAR, and Steven Soderbergh’s THE INFORMANT. In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C. He also hosted the 2015 ESPYS on ABC.

In the fall of 2016 McHale released his first book through Putnam Penguin, Thanks For The Money: How to Use My Life Story To Become The Best Joel McHale You Can Be, which is part memoir part self-help guide.
Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team. He received his Master’s of Fine Arts from UW’s Actor’s Training Program.

McHale lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

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