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Crankdat feat. Sara Skinner, "Say It"
Ohio native Crankdat (real name Christian Smith) cruises onto Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Nov. 3) at No. 38 with "Say It," featuring Los Angeles-based singer Sara Skinner. It's Crankdat's third appearance, following "Reasons to Run" (No. 13 in March) and "Dollars" (No. 7 last November). "Say" also serves as Skinner's first Billboard chart action. The track takes nearly two-thirds of its airplay from Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel and adds more from fellow core-dance outlets KNHC (C89.5) Seattle and SiriusXM's BPM, according to Nielsen Music.
Steve Pereira, Music Choice associate manager, programming, for Dance/EDM and Latin, tells Billboard, "I love when artists get creative and challenge themselves to make something different from everything else, and that's what Crankdat did with this record. I feel like he took a little bit of everything he's mastered and created something new and exciting. Honestly, you just have to listen to it. Sara Skinner's vocals and Crankdat's creativity really shine."