CLiQ Conquers With 'Wavey,' Clean Bandit, Demi Lovato & Drake Drive Up Dance/Electronic Charts


"Be yourself, but don't take yourself too serious," CLiQ's Robin M. tells Billboard.

London-based DJ duo CLiQ (Robin Michelangelo and The Shapeshifters' Max Reich) crowns Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated June 16) with "Wavey," featuring vocalist Alika. The first No. 1 on the survey for both acts was remixed by George Kwali, DJ Maphorisa and Riton, among others.

Michelangelo tells Billboard, "'Wavey' is about having fun, attitude and being independent. Be yourself, but don't take yourself too serious, just get 'wavey.'"

"We met Alika at an event, instantly loved her vibe and had the idea it would be great to work on this record with her," Michelangelo recalls. "So, we sent her the beat that same evening and, a few days later, the verses were on our beat. Our mate Herbie Crichlow then co-wrote the chorus with us and the rest is history. Alika killed it on the track and she is like our little sis now."

GROUP'S 'SOLO' EEFORT: Clean Bandit bumps 7-6 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Solo," featuring Demi Lovato. The top Streaming Gainer, "Solo" surged by 29 percent to 6.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending June 7, according to Nielsen Music, following the May 31 release its ficial video.

"Solo," which rises 8-6 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, also gains by 33 percent to 4,000 downloads sold and lifts 7-6 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.

DVBBS' STEPS: DVBBS and Blackbear claw onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 12 with "IDWK." It's the seventh and highest-charting track yet for DVBBS, while the first entry for Blackbear. The collaboration collected 1.5 million domestic streams and sold 6,000 downloads in the tracking week, sparking its No. 3 start on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.

'NICE' MOVE: Plus, Drake drives 22-10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "Nice for What," his sixth top 10. As featured on Rihanna's "Work," Drake reached a No. 2 overall best in April 2016. As a lead act, Drake has achieved a No. 3 top peak with "One Dance," featuring Wizkid and Kyla, in July 2016.