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‘Higher Ground,’ Indeed: Martin Garrix Gets First No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart

Plus, moves for Marshmello, Halsey, Joel Corry & MNEK.

Martin Garrix marches to his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, as “Higher Ground,” featuring John Martin, rises 3-1 on the ranking dated Aug. 15.

The track is earning core-dance airplay on stations including KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, SiriusXM’s BPM and Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. (The chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)

Dutch DJ/producer Garrix owns nine top 10s, including the top five hits “Animals” (No. 4, 2013); “Don’t Look Down,” featuring Usher (No. 5, 2015); “In the Name of Love,” with Bebe Rexha (No. 3, 2016); “Scared to Be Lonely,” with Dua Lipa (No. 4, 2017); and “No Sleep,” featuring Bonn (No. 4, 2019).

“Higher Ground” is the second leader for Swedish singer Martin, following his featured vocal on Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child,” which spent 16 weeks on top in 2012-13.

Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Marshmello and Halsey motor 14-7 with “Be Kind,” the eighth top 10 for each act.

Another collab storms into the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10, Joel Corry and MNEK’s “Head & Heart” (12-8), marking the third top 10 for Corry and first for MNEK. The team-up also hits the top 10 on the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, becoming Corry’s first and MNEK’s second track to reach the tier (12-10). It drew 2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Aug. 6, good for a No. 21 debut on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs.