Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Midnight Kids, Gryffin & G Jones
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs and albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Midnight Kids feat. Klei, "Find Our Way"
Malibu, Calif.-based Midnight Kids (Kyle Girard and Dylan Lee) careen onto Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Nov. 10) with "Find Our Way," featuring Klei, at No. 27. The first Billboard chart entry for Midnight Kids, "Find" is also the first for Klei (real name: Florence Arman), an English singer/songwriter based in Austria. The track has found its way to airplay on core-dance outlets, including SiriusXM's BPM, Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel and iHeartRadio's Evolution network (as monitored on WFLZ-HD Tampa, Florida), according to Nielsen Music.
Midnight Kids tell Billboard, "'Find Our Way' is a record that came together so organically. We went into our session with Klei with nothing more than a simple chord progression. Over the next seven hours, we wrote the entire topline, drawing inspiration from real life events that everyone in the group could relate to. It's still one of our favorite records that we've made and we're glad it's the one that became our debut original."
Gryffin with Zohara, "Remember"
Gryffin (Los Angeles-based producer Dan Griffith) bows at No. 41 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Remember," featuring Tel Aviv (Israel-based singer Zohara). Gryffin's ninth charted title, "Remember" brings Zohara's first Billboard chart appearance. With sales of 2,000 downloads, the track also opens at No. 14 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales and drew 1.1 million U.S. streams in the tracking week.
G Jones, The Ineffable Truth
Santa Cruz, California native G Jones (aka Greg Jones) jumps onto Dance/Electronic Album Sales at No. 9 with his debut full-length effort The Ineffable Truth. It's the bass producer's first top 10 and second Billboard chart entry, following the EP Acid Disk, with Eprom (No. 13, November 2017). Jones' The Ineffable Truth Tour continues stateside through March.