Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: The Blaze, RUFUS DU SOL & Yotto
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
The Blaze, "Queens"
Paris-based duo The Blaze (French cousins Guillaume and Jonathan Alric) ignites on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Sept. 22) at No. 45 with "Queens." The song earned 567,000 U.S. streams in the week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music. "Queens" is from The Blaze's debut album, Dancehall, which opens at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales, as the act celebrates its first Billboard chart appearances.
RUFUS DU SOL, "Lost in My Mind"
Australian act RUFUS DU SOL (the trio of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt) makes its third visit to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, debuting at No. 49 with "Lost in My Mind." The track follows "Underwater" (No. 42, Aug. 25) and "No Place" (No. 31, June 9) as the third release from the album SOLACE, due Oct. 19. "Lost" logged 277,000 domestic streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week.
Helsinki, Finland-based deep house DJ/producer Yotto starts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales with Hyperfall, his first Billboard chart placement. Yotto (real name Otto Yliperttula), colorfully described on his official Facebook page as a "Finnish producer / DJ / idiot / surreal zookeeper," earns the first No. 1 for label Anjunadeep. While 10 of Hyperfall's 13 tracks are by Yotto only, three sport features, from Vok, CAPS and Sonin & Laudic.