Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Datsik, JoAnna Michelle & Chelsea
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Datsik, Master of Shadows
Los Angeles-based, Canada-born dubstep DJ/producer Datsik (real name Troy Beetles) debuts at a career-best No. 3 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart (dated Jan. 27) with Master of Shadows. The artist's seventh entry and fourth top 10, all since 2012, sold 1,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music. The set is Datsik's first top five, besting the No. 6 peak of his Darkstar EP in April 2016.
JoAnna Michelle, "Blaze the Dance Floor"
Wichita, Kansas-based singer JoAnna Michelle jumps 40-26 on Dance Club Songs with "Blaze the Dance Floor." The track's video, filmed in Miami Beach, Florida, features such South Beach drag queens such as TP Lords, Missy Le Paige and Noel Leon. The poppy original was remixed by Marc Stout, Chris Cox and Joe Gauthreaux & Jesus Montanez, among others. "Blaze" is the second chart hit for Michelle, whose "Too Sophisticated" reached No. 22 last July.
Chelsea, "King Size"
Los Angeles-based, Philippines native Chelsea chugs 48-43 on Dance Club Songs with "King Size," her firs Billboard chart appearance. Released on Astana Music, created by producer George Brown of Kool and the Gang, "King" was remixed by Alessandro Calemme, Country Club Martini Crew and Franck Lengo. On her official website, Chelsea explains that the track "celebrates self-confidence, sexual expression and living a life free of soul-sucking inhibitions."