Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Sam Feldt, DJ Pebbles & Krewella

Sam Feldt
 Fanny van Poppel

Sam Feldt

Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.

Sam Feldt & Hook N Sling, “Open Your Eyes”

Dutch DJ/producer Sam Feldt (real name Sammy Renders) and Australian DJ/Producer Hook N Sling (real name Anthony Maniscalco) starts at No. 40 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart dated June 24 with their collaboration “Open Your Eyes.” It’s the third chart hit for Feldt and the second for Sling. The track draws core-dance radio airplay from SiriusXM's BPM, WFLZ-HD Tampa, Florida (an iHeartRadio "Evolution" affiliate), and Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel, among others. “Open” follows Feldt’s “Summer On You” (credited to Sam Feldt x Lucas & Steve Featuring Wulf) which reached No. 5 last August on Netherlands Digital Song Sales.

DJ Pebbles, “Heart Away From You”

Australian DJ Pebbles (real name Cartier Lee) notches her second top 10 on Dance Club Songs with “Heart Away From You” (rising 12-10). Originally from Brisbane, the young DJ/performer is now New York City-based, attending New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts. “Heart” follows her previous top 10 hit, “To Not Love You,” which reached No. 10 on the Dec. 31, 2017-dated list. “Heart” was produced by former American Idol judge Randy Jackson and was remixed by a wide variety of DJs, including Drew G, Jose Nunez, and Cristian Poow.

Krewella, New World, Pt. 1 (EP)

Krewella, the former trio and now sister duo of Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, comes in at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales with New World, Pt. 1. The EP is the act’s fourth top 10 (of which three are EPs), including 2013 debut EP Play Hard (No. 6) and last year’s Ammunition EP (No. 2). In Oct. 2013, the group’s sole full-length effort, Get Wet, started at No. 1, earning sales of 27,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. That album included “Alive,” which topped Dance/Mix Show Airplay for three weeks in May 2013. Krewella has collected four top 10s and eight entries on that chart, including New World track “Team,” which reached No. 9 on March 25. 


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