Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Robyn, Tritonal & Oliver Smith
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Robyn, "Missing U"
Swedish dance-pop star Robyn returns with her first solo single since 2010, debuting at No. 18 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Aug. 18) with "Missing U." Her fourth chart entry arrives two spots short of the No. 16 peak of her 2014 collaboration with Norwegian act Royksopp, "Do It Again." Robyn's most recognizable hits predate the chart's January 2013 launch, including Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10s "Handle Me" (No. 4, 2008) and "Dancing on My Own" (No. 6, 2010). Plus, "Call Your Girlfriend" topped Dance Club Songs in July 2011. In 1997, Robyn arrived with a pair of No. 7 Billboard Hot 100 hits: "Do You Know (What It Takes)" and "Show Me Love."
"Missing" earned 1.4 million U.S. streams and sold 4,000 downloads in the tracking week ending Aug. 9, according to Nielsen Music.
Tritonal feat. Lourdiz, "Love U Right"
Austin, Texas-based DJ/producer duo Tritonal (Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed) traipses onto Dance/Mix Show Airplay at No. 39 with "Love U Right," featuring Lourdiz. Tritonal tallies its11th entry on the chart (all since 2013) and follows "Out My Mind," featuring Riley Clemmons, which reached No. 12 in June. "Love" marks the first chart action for San Antonio singer-songwriter Lourdiz. "Love" launches on the list with airplay on core-dance affiliates, including Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel (38 plays in the tracking week, the most of any reporter), iHeartRadio's Evolution network (as monitored on WFLZ-HD Tampa, Florida) and SiriusXM's BPM. Tritonal, with label Enhanced and site WAVO, is sponsoring a remix competition for the track through Aug. 31, with the winning entry receiving an official release.
Steve Pereira, Music Choice associate manager, programming, dance/EDM & Latin, tells Billboard, "It usually takes me a couple of listens to see how I really feel about a record, but as soon as I heard 'Love U Right,' I was like, 'yes!' The intro and lead-up to the drop is very different and makes you want to keep listening. The lyrics are also very relatable and I felt that our audience would connect with it."
Oliver Smith, Anjunabeats Worldwide 08
London-based progressive house/trance DJ Oliver Smith steps onto Dance/Electronic Album Sales at No. 8 with Anjunabeats Worldwide 08, marking his first Billboard chart ink. It's the highest-charting and first top 10 Anjunabeats Worldwide DJ-mixed compilation yet, building upon the upward momentum of Grum's Anjunabeats Worldwide 07 (No. 10, 2017); Jason Ross' Anjunabeats Worldwide 06 (No. 15, 2016); and Ilan Bluestone's Anjunabeats Worldwide 05 (No. 16, 2015). Trance masters Above & Beyond have also charted with Anjunabeats Volume compilations, placing seven sets on the chart in 2009-17. Smith's 08 contains cuts from Ilan Bluestone & Maor Levi, Audien and Kyau & Albert, among others, in addition to nine original Smith tracks.