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Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Famba, Jasmine Crowe & 4B

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

Famba feat. Kyra Mastro, “Storm”

Halifax, Nova Scotia native Famba (real name Ryan Pettipas) finds himself on a U.S.-based Billboard chart for the first time, as the producer jumps 32-25 on the Dec. 7-dated Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart with “Storm.” It’s also the first Billboard chart appearance for featured singer, and fellow Canadian, Kyra Mastro. “Storm” solicits airplay on core-dance affiliates such as KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, SiriusXM’s BPM and Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, according to Nielsen Music.


Jasmine Crowe, “Chess Game”

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Jasmine Crowe culls her first Billboard appearance, beginning at No. 49 on Dance Club Songs with “Chess Game.” The poppy original was remixed by C-Rod, Matt Moss and Nitemover, among others.

“‘Chess Game’ was born from a very honest place,” Crowe tells Billboard. “One night, my best friend and I were talking about all the struggles we’ve been through, trying to navigate life and relationships, especially as young women in our industry, feeling like we were tired of playing everyone else’s games. Inspired to write something uplifting, ultimately this song turned into an infectiously driven and empowering anthem in the face of adversity. The symbolism of the lyrics represents transformation, realizing your inner strength and having the courage to take back your true power.”

4B feat. Chris Brown, “Did You”

New Jersey-based producer 4B bags his first Billboard chart entry, bowing at No. 36 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Did You,” featuring Chris Brown. The debut is powered by streaming, as the song earned 613,000 U.S. streams in the week ending Nov. 28. “Did You” is Brown’s sixth showing on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, and first since “Paradise,” with Benny Benassi, which peaked at No. 21 in May 2016.