"'Hearts on Fire' builds on the story that I set up with 'Nightlight'," ILLENIUM says of his two latest leaders.
ILLENIUM, Dabin and Lights lift to No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated April 17) with "Hearts on Fire" (3-1). It's the third topper for ILLENIUM (real name: Nick Miller) and the first each for Dabin and Lights. Previously, ILLENIUM led with "Nightlight" (November 2020) and "Takeaway," with The Chainsmokers and featuring Lennon Stella (November 2019).
"'Hearts on Fire' builds on the story that I set up with the release of 'Nightlight,' " ILLENIUM tells Billboard of the two love songs. "Working so closely with Dabin on this song was such a great experience, and Lights' vocals were the cherry on top to make the song as emotional as it is. The goal was to make the song relatable and we wanted it to connect with everyone on a personal level. I'm so happy we achieved that."