Chicago Based EDM Act (We) Are Nexus Takes the Spotlight as Billboard's #4 Breakout Artist of the Week on the Hot Dance/Club Play Chart

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Following the release of their second single World Around Me, (We Are) Nexus is making a lasting impression in the dance industry this week after becoming the #4 Breakout Artist of the Week on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Club Chart.

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(We Are) Nexus - World Around Me (Original Mix)

With a #4 Breakout Artist spot on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Chart, (We Are) Nexus' club promoter, Next Music Group, anticipates a strong debut on the Billboard Dance Club Play chart next week.

It's been two weeks since the official release of (We) Are Nexus’ second single “World Around Me” and the EDM duo is already making strides within the dance community with their signature trance-infused sound and killer remix collaborations. This week Nexus took the #4 Breakout Artist spot on the internationally recognized Billboard Hot Dance/Club chart beating out icons such as A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera. (We Are) Nexus is certainly no stranger to this chart as this is their second time as a breakout artist. 

After their impressive, freshman debut of “It Feels So Good,” (We) Are Nexus immediately found themselves back in the studio with clear intentions to produce a strong follow up. Fast forward a few months later, Nick Gunn and Carmen Rainier emerge with their stunning trance infused “World Around Me” that highlights their impressive songwriting and production skills in true form. The “World Around Me” album includes fourteen remixes from remixers such as Wayne G & LFB, Flatdisk and Funk Generation, to name a few. Each builds upon and transform the original mix into something for every EDM listener. 

In addition to being Billboard’s #4 Breakout Artist of the week, (We Are) Nexus and "World Around Me" have been receiving attention throughout the dance community, especially on the radio airwaves. Music Choice, the premiere satellite broadcasting company for music programming available on cable television in the United States, has added “World Around Me” into heavy rotation on their EDM/Dance station next to household EDM names such as Tiesto and Krewella. 

"World Around Me” has also been added to the #1 internet dance radio station Fusion Radio, and is currently in heavy rotation playing nationwide throughout Top 40 radio stations such as Party 105 FM in Long Island and Wild 102.9 in Reno, Nevada. With a strong presence in dance radio, (We Are) Nexus continues to climb the MediaBase Top 40 and Rhythmic charts each week. 

With a second Breakout Artist spot on Billboard (We Are) Nexus' club promoter, Next Music Group, anticipates a strong debut on the Billboard Dance Club Play chart next week and the EDM duo will keep company with artists such as Katy Perry, Krewella and Kaskade to name a few.

As “World Around Me” continues its climb on MediaBase, Billboard, on the radio and in the clubs, Nick Gunn and Carmen Rainier continue to create new tracks in their downtown Chicago studio. "We are really excited about our new music coming out sometime this May," says Carmen Rainier. "We have been working on this material even before 'World Around Me' was released."

What is next for Nexus? The EDM duo will be attending Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida at the end of March hosting their own party and rubbing shoulders with EDM’s finest. Expect a couple of performances thrown in as well. Nick and Carmen have also been invited to guest judge for the Underground Battle Championship Series in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this spring. You can get the scoop on everything by visiting their website at 

"World Around Me" from (We) Are Nexus is now available and continues turning heads within the dance community. Celebrate with (We Are) Nexus with their second Billboard Breakout Artist accolade on the Dance/Club Play chart by following Nick and Carmen on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for information on new releases and upcoming events.

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