Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Yellow Claw, Jon Hopkins & CLiQ
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Yellow Claw featuring San Holo, "Summertime"
"Summertime," by Dutch DJ duo Yellow Claw (Jim Aasgier and Nils Rondhuis), featuring fellow Dutch DJ San Holo (real name: Sander van Dijck), debuts at No. 39 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated May 19). The track, sporting vocals from Yellow Claw's Rondhuis for the first time, is the lead act's 12th chart entry, and the third for San Holo. "Summertime" (not a remake of D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's 1991 smash) drew 535,000 U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.
Jon Hopkins, Singularity
London-based electronic producer Jon Hopkins hops onto Top Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 13 with his first album in five years, Singularity (2,000 equivalent album units). With nearly all its sum from traditional album sales, the set starts at No. 3 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales. Singularity is the classically-trained Hopkins' fourth charted title on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, following Immunity (No. 13, 2013); Small Craft on a Milk Sea (by Brian Eno with Hopkins and Leo Abrahams, No. 2, 2010); and Insides (No. 15, 2009).
CLiQ featuring Alika, "Wavey"
London DJ duo CliQ, consisting of Robin M and The Shapeshifters' Max Reich, commands its first top 10 on a Billboard chart as "Wavey" wades 11-6 on Dance Club Songs. Also the first Billboard top 10 for featured vocalist Alika, the track was remixed by DJ Maphorisa, George Kwali and Riton, among others.