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Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Mike Williams, RUFUS DU SOL & Sander van Doorn

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

Mike Williams, “Give It Up”

Dutch DJ/producer Mike Williams motors onto Billboard‘s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated June 9) at No. 38 with “Give It Up.” It’s the first appearance on the chart for Williams (real last name Willemsen), who helped design the Orlebar Brown bathing suit he wears in the track’s official music video. With R3hab, Williams enjoyed success on other charts earlier this year: “Lullaby” lifted to No. 11 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (Feb. 10), No. 27 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Feb. 24) and No. 1 on Norway Digital Song Sales (March 31). “Give” charts from airplay on core-dance affiliates including SiriusXM’s BPM, iHeartRadio’s Evolution network (as monitored on WFLZ-HD Tampa, Florida) and Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, according to Nielsen Music.

RUFUS DU SOL, “No Place”

Australian act RUFUS DU SOL scores its first placement on a Billboard songs chart, notching a No. 31 debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “No Place.” Previously, the trio of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt hit No. 11 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums and No. 1 on Australian Albums with Bloom in early 2016. “Place” earns its place on the chart via 711,000 U.S. streams and sales of 1,000 downloads in the tracking week.

Sander van Doorn featuring Belle Humble, “No Words”

Dutch DJ/producer Sander van Doorn darts 39-35 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with “No Words,” featuring Belle Humble. It’s van Doorn’s third chart appearance and first in four years, since “Gold Skies” (credited to Martin Garrix, Sander van Doorn and DVBBS featuring Aleesia) hit No. 10 in November 2014. The new track is the second entry for London-based vocalist Humble, whose “Body Dancing” (by Qulinez featuring Humble) attained a No. 36 peak in June 2015. “Words” wins airplay on core-dance affiliates including SiriusXM’s BPM, iHeartRadio’s Evolution and Music Choice’s Dance/EDM.