Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Rooverb, Alan Crown & Alicia Madison, 3LAU & Sunset Neon

Alicia Madison
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Alicia Madison attends The Trevor Project's NextGen Spring Fling 2015 at The Park on April 17, 2015 in New York City.  

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

Rooverb, Alan Crown & Alicia Madison, "Insanity"

Argentinian DJ/producer Rooverb, Guatemalan DJ/producer Alan Crown and New York City-based singer Alicia Madison debut at No. 40 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Dec. 23) with "Insanity," the first chart hit for each artist. "Insanity" takes the entirety of its radio play from three core-dance outlets: SiriusXM's BPM, Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel and WFLZ-HD Tampa, Florida (an iHeartRadio Evolution affiliate).

Madison tells Billboard, "'Insanity' was written about how ignored and crazy I felt in this particular relationship with someone who knowingly hurt me over and over, yet always knew how to find their way back into my heart. I wrote 'Insanity' a while ago for a producer that didn't want to pursue releasing the record. My management and I knew we had a good topline and decided to shelve the song until we found a producer who could build the perfect track around it. We sent my vocal over to Rooverb and Alan Crown and they completely nailed it. I am so happy to see the amazing reaction of this record. I guess the old saying is true ... sometimes good things take time."

3LAU featuring Luna Aura, "Walk Away"

Las Vegas-based DJ/producer 3LAU (real name: Justin Blau) scores his second appearance and highest peak on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales with "Walk Away," featuring Luna Aura (No. 20; 1,000 sold in the weke ending Dec. 7, according to Nielsen Music). 3LAU last hit the list in April 2014 with "How You Love Me" (featuring Bright Lights), which debuted and peaked at No. 21. The track is also the first Billboard chart hit for Phoenix-bred singer-songwriter Aura.

Sunset Neon, Starlight

Sunset Neon notches its inaugural Billboard chart appearance, starting at No. 13 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales with Starlight. The act serves as an alias for Blue Stahli, aka Los Angeles-based electronic/rock producer Bret Autrey. The set from Sunset Neon, self-described on Twitter as making "'80s VHS music and glitchy retro nostalgia pop," includes a cover of Prince and the Revolution's 1986 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 smash "Kiss."


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