Indiehitmaker

IHM News

How Hip-hop producers Smith and Hay got the #1 Billboard Jazz Album


Posted By : IHM, Posted On : January 23, 2018

Smith and Hay #makeitcount in 2018 with Indiehitmakersmith and hay make it count in 2018

Hip-hop producers Smith and Hay best known for the “Tidal v. Spotify Challenge” return to the spotlight by releasing a Jazz album. Still feeling musically unsatisfied after Jazz’s initial release, they went back into the studio, reworked the music, added new tracks and released a second version called Jazz (Deluxe) debuting at the top of the charts. Along with the #1 Billboard Jazz album, Smith and Hay hit #1 Billboard Jazz Contemporary, #5 Billboard Heatseekers and #21 Billboard Independent Albums by simply reporting their digital album presales with Indiehitmaker. Jonathan Hay, best known for his work with Rihanna. Mike Smith, past celebrity judge on the BET’s One Shot with Sway Calloway and has worked with many artists, including DJ Khaled and Gilby Clarke of Guns N’ Roses and members of the Wu-Tang Clan. The two teamed up in 2013 to start SMH records out of Charlotte NC and have been hard at work across multiple genres ever since. The latest number one record comes right on the heals Mike’s Second Solo Album Pieces Of My Soul  that just hit number 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers, number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central, number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Atlantic, and number 48 on the Independent Album Chart the last week of 2017. That’s not all. Mike Smith also produced Chanel Sosa’s latest release that debut across R&B, Hip-Hop, Independent albums and heatseekers chart in the same week. Start the New Year off like Mike, let Indiehitmaker help you #makeitcount in 2018. Get started now.

Week 3 Charting Artists

Kygo, a

kygo charts on Billboard Classical Digital Songs Kygo reaches their third week on the Classical Digital Songs chart by reporting digital download sales from their official website as a Dropkick Smart artist.

My Silent Bravery

My Silent Bravery remains on two billboard charts twelfth week of charting My Silent Bravery holds tightly onto the #3 SoundScan Hot 100 Single twelfth week and climbs in their 7th week on the Billboard Rock Digital Songs by making digital download sales from their official website count as a Dropkick Smart artist.

Week 2 Charting Artists

Smith and Hay

Debuting at number one on Contemporary and Top Jazz Albums, Smith and Hay are one of two artists this week to debut on the Billboard charts by reporting digital download sales from their official website as a Dropkick Smart artist.

 

Chanel Sosa

Chanel Sosa also debuts on the Billboard charts this week by reporting direct-to-fan digital download sales online as a Dropkick Smart artist.

My Silent Bravery

My Silent Bravery stays at #3 for the eleventh week in a row on the Soundscan Hot 100 Singles chart while remaining on Billboard’s Rock Digital Songs and Hot ‘rock Songs charts by selling music direct-to-fan as a Dropkick Smart artist.

 

Kygo, a

Kygo, a moves up to #3 for their second week on the Classical Digital Songs chart by reporting digital singles sales from their official website as a Dropkick Smart artist.

 

Boonie The Kid

Boonie The Kid renters the Soundscan Top 100 Singles again at #5 as a Dropkick Smart Artist.

Help others make it count, share thisShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

About IHM

Indiehitmaker (IHM) is the cornerstone of PolyPlat Records ADSD, the Artist Development Services Division that provides independent, unsigned and DIY artists the same advantages as major label recording artists. We make your sales and streams count by working with Nielsen's authenticated partners and BuzzAngle directly to... +more

Our Partners

Learn about other companies that make up the new music industry

View our partners

artists@indiehitmaker.com
Phone & Fax 1-877-GO-IHM (877.994.6446)
F: 877.994.6447

Twitter Feed Follow IHM