Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Jamiroquai, Louis the Child & Pavlova
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts. This week, Jamiroquai, Louis the Child & Pavlova.
Heritage electronic-funk act Jamiroquai debuts at No. 31 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Automaton.” The title cut from the London-based group’s March 31 album is the Jay Kay-fronted act’s second chart hit, following “Canned Heat,” which reached No. 10 in May 2014. The new track drew 775,000 U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in its first tracking week (ending Feb. 2), according to Nielsen Music. Jamiroquai hit No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums in 2001 with A Funk Odyssey (three months after the chart launched). Jamiroquai’s history on the Billboard 200 dates back to its first entry in 1997, the No. 24-peaking Traveling Without Moving, which houses the Grammy Award-winning track “Virtual Insanity.”
Louis the Child featuring Elohim, “Love Is Alive”
Louis the Child (the DJ duo of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett) chugs onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 47 with “Love Is Alive,” featuring Los Angeles-based producer Elohim. It’s the third chart trip for the Chicago-based act, which scored its biggest hit in October when “Fire,” featuring Evalyn, debuted and peaked at No. 30. “Love” collected 450,000 streams and sold 1,000 downloads in its first week of availability.
Pavlova, “Burn Brighter”
Pavlova powers onto Dance Club Songs with her Detail and Diplo-produced debut single, “Burn Brighter” (No. 45), marking the first Billboard chart appearance for the Ukranian singer. “Burn,” which scored a synch in a recent Victoria’s Secret Sport spot, was remixed by Chris Cox, DJ Kue and 2db, among others.