Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Jungle, Kris Kross Amsterdam x The Boy Next Door and Hybrid

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Jungle, "Heavy, Califonia"

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

Jungle, "Heavy, California"

UK-based collective Jungle, led by Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland, enters Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Aug. 11) at No. 39 with "Heavy, California." The song, which previews the forthcoming studio effort For Ever (due Sept. 14), earned 606,000 U.S. streams in the tracking week ending Aug. 2, according to Nielsen Music. "Heavy" is Jungle's second title to impact Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, following fellow For Ever track "Happy Man" (No. 38, May 26).

Kris Kross Amsterdam x The Boy Next Door feat. Conor Maynard, "Whenever"

DJ/producer trio Kris Kross Amsterdam (Dutch brothers Jordy and Sander Huisman, along with Yuki Kempees), teaming with fellow Dutch DJ The Boy Next Door and British singer Conor Maynard, debuts on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 49 with "Whenever." The reworking of Shakira's breakthrough hit "Whenever, Wherever" (which reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 2001 and No. 3 on Dance Club Songs in 2002) earned 550,000 domestic streams in the tracking week. "Whenever" is Maynard's fourth appearance on the tally, Kris Kross Amsterdam's third and The Boy Next Door's first. The track already went top 10 internationally, reaching No. 5 on Netherlands Digital Song Sales in July. (Maynard can also be heard singing on this week's Dance Club Songs No. 1, "Hold On Tight," with R3HAB).

Hybrid, Light of the Fearless

Worcester, UK-based duo Hybrid (Mike and Charlotte Truman) bows on Dance/Electronic Album Sales at No. 10 with Light of the Fearless. It's the second Billboard chart appearance and first top 10 placement for the cinematically-minded electronic act, whose Morning Sci-Fi spent a week at No. 20 in November 2003. Of note, Light concludes with a nearly eight-minute cover of Tom Petty's 1989 classic "I Won't Back Down."


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