Galantis Doubles Up in Top 10 on Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists Chart
The duo crowns with "Runaway (U & I)" as "Gold Dust" flies up. Plus, music videos help Justine Skye & Borns rise, while a hit cover of Chaka Khan continues its ascent.
Swedish duo Galantis zips 35-9 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart dated May 23 with “Gold Dust,” which previously peaked at No. 2 in March. “Dust” rises after an EP containing seven remixes of the track was released May 4. The pair uploaded six of the EP’s tracks to YouTube, which collectively netted 38,000 global streams for the week ending May 10, according to Next Big Sound. As “Dust” flies, Galantis earns their second top 10 track this week – their popular “Runaway (U & I)” skips 3-1 to lead for a second week, following a one-week stay in November 2014.
The Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart ranks the most shared songs of the week on Twitter in the U.S. by up-and-coming artists (defined as artists with fewer than 100,000 Twitter followers who have also not appeared as a lead artist in the top 50 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and who have not had an album place in the top 50 of the Billboard 200), ranked by the number of shares over a seven day period (Monday to Sunday).
The Skye’s The Limit: Rising R&B singer Justine Skye secures her first top 10 hit on Emerging Artists with a No. 8 re-entry for “Bandit.” The track, which previews Skye’s forthcoming EP Emotionally Unavailable, returns to the chart after the cut’s music video arrived on May 8. The clip has gathered more than 62,000 worldwide views on YouTube since its premiere.
Chaka Khan Cover Lifts Newcomers: 14-year-old British singer Jasmine Thompson's 2013 cover of Rufus & Chaka Khan's 1983 classic "Ain't Nobody" (Polydor/Island) resurges thanks to a remix by German producer Felix Jaehn. After scaling the top 10 in several European countries, "Nobody" continues its rise on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists survey, where it leaps 34-13. Jaehn’s remixes are mounting in popularity this year – his version of OMI’s 2012 song “Cheerleader” darts 63-47 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.
Borns Feels the “Love”: A music video release also aids Borns’ “Electric Love,” which re-enters at No. 22, nearly tying the track’s No. 21 peak from March. “Love” has amassed nearly 67,000 plays on YouTube since its May 6 debut, and the clip helps the song reach a new peak (No. 30) on Alternative Songs. The single has also gained notable endorsements from One Republic and Taylor Swift on Twitter, the latter of whom hailed the song as “an instant classic.”