The 2019 Grammys

Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Cash Cash, RL Grime & Whethan

Jimmy Fontaine
Cash Cash

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

Cash Cash feat. Nikki Vianna, "Jewel"

New Jersey-based DJ trio Cash Cash (brothers JP and Alex Makhlouf and Sam Frisch) banks a No. 39 debut on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated March 31) with "Jewel," featuring singer-songwriter Nikki Vianna. It's the 10th chart appearance for the lead act, which earned three top 10s in 2013-15, including its debut hit, "Take Me Home," featuring Bebe Rexha (No. 2). The new track is the inaugural Billboard chart showing for Vianna. "Jewel" takes most of its airplay from three core-dance outlets: Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel, iHeartRadio's Evolution network (as monitored on WFLZ-HD Tampa, Florida) and SiriusXM's BPM, according to Nielsen Music.

Mike Popadines, senior programmer for Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel, tells Billboard, "Cash Cash has a consistent output of great songs that fit perfectly into rotation. 'Jewel' is another great track with a killer hook, and we think it deserves to be played for our national audience. It's another smash from the boys."

RL Grime feat. Daya, "I Wanna Know"

Los Angeles electronic producer RL Grime (real name Henry Steinway) grabs a No. 19 debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "I Wanna Know," featuring Daya. It's a career-best for the trap-master, whose previous entry, "Stay for It" (featuring Miguel), reached No. 38 in June 2017. "Know" is the third chart hit for Daya, largely known as the vocalist on The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down" (No. 1 for 12 weeks in 2016). "Know" notched 1.6 million U.S. streams and sold 5,000 downloads in the tracking week, also good for a No. 6 start on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales tally.

Whethan featuring Broods, "Be Like You"

Chicago-based DJ/producer Whethan (real name Ethan Snoreck) waltzes onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 44 with "Be Like You," featuring New Zealand act Broods. The track is Whethan's fourth chart hit and second this year, following "High," with Dua Lipa, which netted him a career-high No. 12 peak on Feb. 24. The first chart appearance for Broods, "Be" brought in 2 million domestic streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week.