Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Lost Kings, Above & Beyond, Tipper
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Lost Kings featuring Sabrina Carpenter, "First Love"
Los Angeles-based DJ duo Lost Kings, consisting of Robert Gainley (Robert Abisi) and Dr. No (Nick Shanholtz), launches at No. 26 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Nov. 4) with "First Love," featuring Sabrina Carpenter. The track is the lead act’s fourth chart entry and second highest-peaking, trailing only first hit "Phone Down," featuring Emily Warren (No. 25 in 2016). "First" is also, aptly, the maiden chart appearance for singer Carpenter. The song starts with 1.1 million U.S. streams in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.
Above & Beyond featuring Zoe Johnston, "My Own Hymn"
English trance trio Above & Beyond (Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki) breaks onto Dance/Mix Show Airplay at No. 39 with "My Own Hymn," featuring singer Zoe Johnston. The lead act’s sixth chart appearance, "Hymn" marks the second time that it’s teamed with Johnson, who also sang on "We’re All We Need" (No. 15, 2015). "Hymn" owes most all of its airplay to two core-dance affiliates, SiriusXM's BPM and Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel.
Tipper, Lattice (EP)
London-born electronic composer Tipper (full name: Dave Tipper) sends his second EP this year onto Dance/Electronic Album Sales, opening at No. 14 with Lattice. The four-track EP follows EP Flunked, which bowed at No. 15 on Jan. 21. Three years ago, Tipper traipsed to No. 20 with his only full-length album to chart, Forward Escape.