Remixed LeAnn Rimes Debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums
Plus, moves for the Chainsmokers, Dillon Francis, Royksopp & Robyn, and Nico & Vinz
LeAnn Rimes debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums for the first time, as Dance Like You Don't Give A... Greatest Hits: Remixes bows at No. 16. The album features all-new remixes of Rimes hits, including her biggest Billboard Hot 100 smash "How Do I Live," remixed by Cahill. (The song reached No. 2 in 1997 in a 69-week run.)
Also on the set are Rimes' top 20 Hot 100 hits "I Need You" (remixed by Digital Dog) and "Can't Fight the Moonlight" (Alias). Kaskade, the Crystal Method and Dave Aude, among others, also worked on tracks. For the compilation's new remixes of "Crazy Women" and "Spitfire," Rimes went back into the studio, cutting new vocals.
Although new to Dance/Electronic Albums, Rimes isn't a stranger to Billboard's dance charts. Plus, she's one of the rare country acts with a significant history on Dance Club Songs, where she's charted seven songs from 2000-13, including the No. 1 "What I Cannot Change" (2009). "Tic Toc" (No. 10, 2003) and "Nothin' Better to Do" (No. 8, 2008) also reached the top 10. (She's placed 33 titles, including 12 top 10s, on Hot Country Songs since her arrival, at age 13, in 1996.)
Additionally debuting on Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 19 (2,000 units) is a Walmart-exclusive package of Rimes' remix album, bundled with her 2003 Greatest Hits. (The coupling of the new album with an existing set made this edition ineligible to be merged with the standalone Remixes for charting purposes.)
KEEPING UP WITH 'KANYE': The Chainsmokers puff onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with the chart's Hot Shot Debut, "Kanye" (No. 18). The follow-up to the No. 1 viral smash "#SELFIE" starts with 10,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, good for a No. 14 entrance on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.
Dillon Francis, along with Sultan and Ned Shepard (and featuring the Chain Gang of 1974), scores the next-highest debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "When We Were Young" (No. 36), the first single from Francis' Money Sucks, Friends Rule (due Oct. 28). Fresh off an appearance at Belgium's Tomorrowland festival, Francis collaborated with acts including Martin Garrix, Major Lazer, the Presets and TJR for the album.
R&R No. 1: Royksopp & Robyn rule Dance Club Songs with "Do It Again" (2-1). It's the first No. 1 for Norwegian duo Royksopp (which reached No. 5 with "Poor Leno" back in 2002) and the second No. 1 for the Sweden-born Robyn, who topped the chart three years ago with "Call Your Girlfriend." Remixes from Moby, Deniz Koyu, and Zoo Station, among others, helped the song to the summit.
The artists' Do It Again EP debuted at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums on June 14 and has sold 25,000 copies to date. The video for Royksopp & Robyn's next single, "Monument," was released on Aug. 12, with remixes by Kindness and Mark E of set to drop on Aug. 18. Their summer tour continues through Aug. 30 in Zurich, Switzerland.
'WRONG' TIME: Staying in Scandinavia, Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz notch their first No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with the top five Hot 100 hit "Am I Wrong" (4-1). It's the third No. 1 in three weeks on the dance tally: last week, following the conclusion of Calvin Harris' 13-week reign with "Summer," Mr. Probz took top honors with "Waves," which retreats to No. 2 this week.