Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Above & Beyond, Brian Justin Crum & Xenia Ghali
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Above & Beyond Presents OceanLab, “Another Chance”
English trance trio Above & Beyond (Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki) pulls onto Dance/Mix Show Airplay at No. 40 with “Another Chance,” sporting vocals from OceanLab’s Justine Suissa. Although out since November, the wistful-yet-hopeful track is just now catching on at core dance radio outlets, drawing nearly all of its airplay from SiriusXM’s BPM (60 plays in the week ending Feb. 12, according to Nielsen Music) and Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel (44 plays). “Another” is the fourth chart hit for Above & Beyond, and the first since “We’re All We Need,” featuring Zoe Johnston, which reached No. 15 in April 2015.
Brian Justin Crum feat. Toy Armada & DJ Grind, “Show Me Love”
Los Angeles-based singer Brian Justin Crum scores his first Billboard top 10, climbing 11-8 on Dance Club Songs with “Show Me Love,” featuring Toy Armada and DJ Grind. The track, an energetic dance remake of Swedish singer Robyn’s 20-year-old (and much more mellow) Billboard Hot 100 hit (No. 7, November 1997), is also the second Dance Club Songs top 10 for the DJ team of Armada and Grind, which hit No. 5 last July with “One Night in Heaven,” featuring Inaya Day. Crum, who first “show”-cased his talents on the 11th season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, also debuts the track on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 45. The song was remixed by Lucius Lowe, Tony Moran and DJ Strobe, among others.
Xenia Ghali feat. Raquel Castro, “Places”
Greek female DJ/producer Xenia Ghali grabs her second Dance Club Songs hit with “Places,” featuring singer Raquel Castro (No. 43). Last June, Ghali topped the chart with her first entry, “Under These Lights.” “Places” also marks the first career Billboard chart action for Castro, an actress and former contestant on NBC’s The Voice. Remixes from Casey Alva and D.O.D. have helped provide extra placement for “Places” in clubs.