Ava Max Scores 'Sweet' Success Atop Dance Club Songs Chart

The pop newcomer earns her first No. 1 on a Billboard dance survey.

Ava Max earns her first No. 1 on a Billboard dance chart, rising 2-1 on the Feb. 2-dated edition of Dance Club Songs with her breakthrough hit "Sweet But Psycho." The track was remixed by Morgan Page, Paul Morrell and Dirty Disco, among others.

DJ Manolo (real name Manny Ferreiros), resident at Ocean Resort Casino's HQ2 Nightclub in Atlantic City, New Jersey, tells Billboard, "The track has a solid remix package, not to mention that her vocals are very catchy and well-sung. Initially, I jumped on the Morgan Page remix as I really liked the vocal treatment. The melodic touches and main lead are very uplifting, which really gives the track a lot of driving, peak-time energy."

Manolo continues, "The Paul Morrell remix has also worked very well for me. It's a bit darker with a thick bassline and a darker lead, which has also worked. Plus, the Dirty Disco remix really gives the track a different feeling with the drum programming, giving it a tribal feeling, combined with the layered piano chords and synth stabs, making it really work for me as a peak-time track, as well as late-night."

Milwaukee native singer-songwriter Max leads the Emerging Artists chart for a second week and climbs to a new peak on the Pop Songs airplay chart (24-23) and the Billboard Hot 100 (36-35). "Sweet" has topped a host of European charts, including the Official U.K. Singles chart, where it reigned for four weeks.


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