With the launch of Billboard’s annual Billboard Dance 100, the dance music realm has yet another ranking of the top 100 dance/electronic music artists to take heed of. And as faith would have it, Armada Music has just the artist roster needed to stake a claim on some of the new annual chart’s top spots, with the likes of Afrojack, Andrew Rayel, ARTY, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Erick Morillo, Fedde Le Grand, Firebeatz, Gareth Emery, Lost Frequencies, Loud Luxury, Morgan Page, Sultan + Shepard, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Thomas Gold and W&W leading the charge.
As Billboard’s most significant expansion into the electronic music space since the launch of its Billboard Dance charts in May 2015, the Billboard Dance 100 sets out the become the most honest and complete mirror image of the hottest dance music acts of the moment. Using charts statistics and touring data as well as a fan poll to decide the outcome, they hope to provide a comprehensive and credible ranking of the top 100 dance/electronic artists. Fans can cast their vote on their five favorite artists on billboard.com starting today until March 16th, and are allowed one vote to maintain authenticity (any irregularities will be disqualified). Simultaneous with the Billboard Dance 100, Billboard has also launched a poll for Billboard’s Dance Power Players executives, for which Armada Music CEO Maykel Piron is shortlisted. The final list will be revealed between March 21-22 with an event taking place at 1 Hotel South Beach’s signature restaurant Habitat during Miami Music Week.
Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with additional offices in New York and London. Celebrating its 15-year anniversary this year, Armada Music represents labels and artists across the electronic music spectrum and has been able to retain its position at the pinnacle of dance music for years on end, boasting (among other feats) multiple releases in the Top 20 of the U.S. Dance airplay chart at all times. It has made name for itself as a record label able to make the most out of every opportunity and it sets out to do just that in this Billboard Dance 100 as well.