Australian singer/DJ Havana Brown continues her rise on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart, as "We Run the Night" (Universal Republic), featuring Pitbull, lifts 21-19 in its 19th week on the list.
The song completes the longest climb to the chart's upper half in 14 years and the third-longest overall, after Edwin McCain's "I'll Be" (22 weeks, 1998) and Melissa Etheridge's "Come to My Window" (20, 1994).
Brown (real name: Angelique Meunier) signed with Island Records Australia in 2008 and performed on the Australian leg of Rihanna's tour later that year. She subsequently toured with such acts as the Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears and Chris Brown. A version of "We Run the Night" without Pitbull reached No. 6 on the Australian Digital Songs chart last year before the rapper joined for its U.S. release, which topped the Dance Club Songs survey the week of March 10. The following frame, the track began its ascent on Mainstream Top 40.
"We Run the Night" has sold 644,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. WPOI Tampa, Fla., has played it the most (2,034 detections through July 10), according to BDS.