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Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Lodato, Morgan Page and Vivid, Deadlife

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

Lodato, “Home”

New York-based DJ/producer Lodato (full name Salvatore Lodato) lifts to his first unaccompanied appearance on Billboard‘s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Aug. 31), as “Home” debuts at No. 22. Lodato lands his second chart hit, following “Doomsday,” with Vassy (No. 14, October 2018). That track also hit No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, as did his collaboration with Joseph Duveen, “Older” (January 2017). “Home” sports airplay on core-dance affiliates, including SiriusXM’s BPM, WCPY Chicago and KNHC (C89.5) Seattle, according to Nielsen Music.

Lodato tells Billboard, “I think ‘Home’ is a great concept. In many long-term ‘friendships,’ at least one of the two fantasizes about a hook-up or something more with the other person, but no one says anything because things get tricky when the lines start to get blurred. I wanted to capture the anticipation and then the ecstasy of, finally, the impossible.”


Morgan Page & Vivid feat. Alle & Damon Sharpe, “Fire & Gold”

Los Angeles-based progressive house producer Morgan Page, teaming with Tokyo, Japan-based future and bass house producer Vivid, launches at No. 38 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with “Fire & Gold,” featuring singer Alle and songwriter Damon Sharpe. It’s the 10th entry for Page, the first each for Vivid and Alle and the third for Sharpe. “Fire” is igniting on Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, iHeartRadio’s Pride Radio (as monitored on WFLZ-HD Tampa) and KNHC.

Deadlife, Singularity

UK-based synthwave producer Deadlife (aka Ed Hawx) debuts at No. 12 on the Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart with Singularity. The set brings the first Billboard chart appearance for Deadlife, self-described on its @deadlifecorps Twitter handle as “skinny weird alien nerd drop out that makes dark 80s style beeps.” Singularity was released concurrently with another album, Rebel Nights, which fell just short of the 15-position chart.