Martin Garrix & JVKE Debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With ‘Hero’

Martin Garrix and JVKE jump onto Billboard‘s multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Dec. 24) with “Hero” at No. 13. The track earned 1.1 million U.S. streams in the Dec. 9-15 tracking week, according to Luminate.


“Hero” marks the 51st charted title for Garrix (and the second for JVKE), tying him with The Chainsmokers for the fourth-most among all acts, dating to the chart’s January 2013 inception, after only David Guetta (73), Kygo (61) and Marshmello (53).

At No. 14, another pairing debuts, as Mallrat (aka Australian singer Grace Shaw) and The Chainsmokers start with “Wish on an Eyelash 2.” Mallrat’s first appearance, “Wish,” as noted above, ups The Chainsmokers’ career count to 51.

The song, in keeping with The Chainsmokers’ recent lo-fi sound highlighted on its October release So Far So Good (Lofi Remixes), opens with 1 million streams. The track is a newly recorded, collaborative version of Mallrat’s “Wish on an Eyelash,” released on her Butterfly Blue LP. (The set started at No. 6 on the Australian Albums chart in May.)

Additionally on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Kx5 (Kaskade and Deadmau5) and Elderbrook enter at No. 25 with “When I Talk.” Kx5’s fourth charted title is its second-highest ranking, after “Escape,” featuring Hayla (No. 11, June). Also Elderbrook’s seventh chart hit, “Talk” took in 575,000 streams, with Kx5 having performed at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Dec. 10.

Shifting to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha return to the top (after three weeks below) for a sixth total frame with “I’m Good (Blue)” (2-1). The song ties Guetta’s 2009 No. 1 “Sexy Chick,” featuring Akon, as his second-longest-leading hit; only his “When Love Takes Over,” featuring Kelly Rowland, spent more weeks at the summit (nine, 2009). Guetta is tied with Calvin Harris and Rihanna for the most No. 1s — 12 each — since the list began in August 2003.

“Good” is garnering core-dance attention at outlets including SiriusXM’s BPM, Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel and KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on around 70 top 40-formatted reporters.)

The track also continues at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 13th week and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales for a 14th frame each, as it drew 68.8 all-format million radio airplay audience impressions and 10 million streams and sold 4,000 downloads.

Revisiting Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Rêve rides to her first top 10 on any U.S.-based Billboard chart with “Whitney” (15-10). The more pop-leaning original version of the song, which references Whitney Houston’s cover of Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman,” received a dance radio-friendly remix from Essel Nov. 18.

Gordon Murray