Katy Perry, Die Antwoord No. 1 On Dance Charts
Die Antwoord debuts atop Dance/Electronic Albums, while Katy Perry nets another No. 1 on Dance Club Songs. Plus, chart action for David Guetta and Deadmau5
Die Antwoord achieves the best sales week of its career and first Dance/Electronic Albums No. 1 with the arrival of "Donker Mag" (7,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The South African "zef"-stylized group (akin to hip-hop's subculture elements), on tour in the U.S. and Europe through September, previously scored top 10s with "$O$" (No. 4, 2010) and "Ten$ion" (No. 8, 2012). "Donker" also becomes Die Antwoord's highest-charting Billboard 200 album (No. 37).
GOTTA 'NOTHER ONE: David Guetta grabs his 19th top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, as "Bad" bounds 13-7. The collaboration with Showtek (featuring Vassy) ties Guetta with Rihanna for the most top 10s dating to the chart's Aug. 16, 2003, debut. On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, "Bad" bullets at its No. 12 highpoint.
HAPPY 'BIRTHDAY': Katy Perry propels to an unprecedented 14th consecutive Dance Club Songs No. 1 with "Birthday" (3-1). Also Perry's 14th total topper, "Birthday" ties her with Jennifer Lopez for the eighth-most No. 1s in the chart's 38-year history; Madonna leads with 43. Remixes from Cash Cash, Mark Picchiotti, Wayne G and Mike Rizzo, among others, helped Perry reach the pinnacle.
Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart's Aug. 28, 1976 inception as a national survey, here's an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:
19, Janet Jackson
17, Mariah Carey
16, Kristine W
15, Donna Summer
14, Jennifer Lopez
14, Katy Perry
13, Lady Gaga
13, Whitney Houston
12, Enrique Iglesias
A CONTINUING MAU5-TALE: For the third consecutive week, Deadmau5 debuts on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with a newly-released track from his double-album "while(1<2)," due Tuesday (June 17). This week, it's the nine-and-a-half minute journey "Infa Turbo Pigcart Racer" (No. 20, 12,000 downloads sold). Last week, Deadmau5 entered with "Seeya" (No. 25), a week after "Avaritia" arrived at No. 22. A fourth track, "Phantoms Can't Hang," was released this week (11), so look for the next chapter of the mau5-tale to be written on the chart next week.