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ILLENIUM, Valerie Broussard & Nurko Score Top 10 Debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With 'Sideways'

Maddie Córdoba


"I can't wait until you hear the full album," ILLENIUM tells Billboard. Plus, moves for Alok, Sofi Tukker, INNA & ARTY.

ILLENIUM, Valerie Broussard and Nurko notch the leading debut on Billboard's multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated May 22) with "Sideways" at No. 10. The collaboration earns ILLENIUM his sixth top 10, while Broussard adds her second and Nurko, his first.

"As an artist, my goal has always been to make music that anyone can relate to," ILLENIUM tells Billboard. "I'm stoked that we've hit the top 10, this time with 'Sideways,' and I can't wait until you hear the full album [Fallen Embers, set for release July 16]. A huge thanks to everyone working tirelessly to make sure my music is heard, and of course to all ILLENIALs around the world who make this whole journey possible."

ILLENIUM's five other top 10 titles are "Takeaway," with The Chainsmokers and featuring Lennon Stella (No. 3, August 2019); "Good Things Fall Apart," with Jon Bellion (No. 3, September 2019); "Feel Something," with Excision and I Prevail (No. 8, April 2020); "Nightlight" (No. 8, October 2020); and "Paper Thin," with Tom DeLonge and Angels & Airwaves (No. 10, November 2020).

Since ILLENIUM first launched on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in November 2016 with "Rush Over Me," with Seven Lions and Said the Sky (and featuring Haliene), he has racked up 28 total chart hits, the fifth-most of all acts in that period. Only Marshmello (40), Kygo (39), David Guetta (34) and The Chainsmokers (30) have more.

"Sideways" starts with 1.7 million U.S. streams in the tracking week ending May 13, according to MRC Data. Plus, with sales of 1,000 downloads, the track begins at No. 12 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.

Another trio of acts also impacts Hot Dance/Electronic Songs this week, as Alok, Sofi Tukker and INNA bows at No. 27 with "It Don't Matter." The Spotify Mint Singles exclusive release arrives with the entirety of its chart points from 509,000 domestic streams.

The third entry for Alok and the eighth for Sofi Tukker, "Matter" amounts to the first Hot Dance/Electronic Songs showing for INNA. The Romanian singer topped Dance/Mix Show Airplay for two weeks in 2010 with "Hot" and hit No. 4 in 2011 with "Sun Is Up," which until now marked her last appearance on any Billboard dance chart.

Speaking of the Dance/Mix Show Airplay survey, ARTY advances to his fifth top 10 with "Take Your Time" (12-9). The track follows "Craving" (with Audien and Ellee Duke), which became ARTY's first No. 1 last November. Airplay leaders on 'Time" include core-dance outlets KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel and iHeartRadio's Evolution Network.