Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Kato & Sigala, Scotty Boy & Lizzie Curious and Arca
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Kato & Sigala featuring Hailee Steinfeld, "Show You Love"
Danish DJ Kato's collaboration with British DJ Sigala, and Hailee Steinfeld on vocals, "Show You Love," starts at No. 35 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated April 29). The track reworks Kato and Sigala's 2015 release featuring Grace Tither. Although the original "Love" found global success (hitting No. 10 on Denmark Digital Song Sales) two years ago, the new version prompts the first Dance/Mix Show Airplay action for Kato and the third each for Sigala and Steinfeld. A recently released remix from MJ Cole brings an even harder energy to the house track, which is gaining traction at core-dance outlets including WFLZ-HD Tampa, Florida (an iHeartRadio Evolution affiliate), Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel and KNHC (C89.5) Seattle.
Scotty Boy & Lizzie Curious, "You're Not Alone"
Los Angeles-based globe-trotting DJ Scotty Boy, teaming with singer Lizzie Curious, scores the Hot Shot Debut on Dance Club Songs with "You're Not Alone" (No. 38). Although the original by Olive, which hit No. 5 in 1997, has been covered by the likes of ATB and Sander Van Doorn, to name a few, Scotty (real name Scott Schroer) and Lizzie's version is the first to hit the chart. It additionally sports remixes by StoneBridge and Damien Hall. While the maiden trip onto Dance Club Songs for Lizzie, "You're" marks the fifth for Scotty, who has placed two other covers in the top 10: his version of Who Da Funk's "Shiny Disco Balls" hit No. 1 in 2014 and his take on Sneaker Pimps' "Spin Spin Sugar" reached No. 7 in 2015. (Both tracks feature vocalist Sue Cho.)
Scotty tells Billboard of his latest track, "I love to cover a lot of my favorite classic dance songs. This was one on my list that Lizzie brought up and sang it to me perfectly, so we had to do it. This is my first Hot Shot Debut, so, of course, we are beyond excited about this. I hope everyone enjoys playing it as much as I do!"
Androgynous Venezuelan DJ/producer Arca (real name Alejandro Ghersi) enters Dance/Electronic Album Sales at a career-best No. 4 with his self-titled set. It's his third top 10, following previous effort Mutant (No. 9, 2015) and Xen (No. 8, 2014). Arca sold 1,000 copies in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music. Concurrently, the set starts at No. 18 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 50 on Independent Albums.