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Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: ItaloBrothers, Mono Mind & Kym Sims

Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts. This week: Italo Brothers, Mono Mind and Kym Sims.

ItaloBrothers, “Summer Air”

Germany’s ItaloBrothers (Matze Metten, Zachi Adrian and Kris Sandberg) brighten up the final rung on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Aug. 26) with “Summer Air,” new at No. 50. It’s the act’s first trip to a U.S.-based Billboard songs chart, although “Summer” has reached the top 10 on the Norway, Finland and Sweden Digital Song Sales charts. The breezy track attracted 551,000 U.S. streams in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen Music.


Mono Mind, “Save Me a Place”

Sweden-based conglomerate Mono Mind starts at No. 39 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with “Save Me a Place,” the first Billboard chart entry for the mysterious act, which describes itself on its official Facebook page as “a musical laboratory where everything is possible.” “Save” takes the entirety of its airplay from two core-dance outlets: SiriusXM’s BPM and Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel.

Kym Sims, “Turn It Up”

Format veteran Kym Sims surges 13-6 on Dance Club Songs with “Turn It Up.” It’s Sims’ first appearance on any Billboard chart and her first top 10 in 21 years, since “We Gotta Love” reached No. 9 on Dance Club Songs in August 1996. “Turn” is Sims’ fifth entry on Dance Club Songs, all of which have made the top 10, beginning with 1991’s crossover No. 5 smash “Too Blind to See It.” The track remains her only one to crack the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 38, 1992). “Turn” was remixed by Dirty Disco, Leo Frappier and Brian Cua, among others.