2016: The Year in Charts
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Galantis' 'Pharmacy' Opens at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums
On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the Swedish duo of Christian Karlsson (who previously recorded as Bloodshy in the production duo Bloodshy & Avant) and Linus Eklow scores new peaks with two singles from the album, "Runaway (U & I)" (15-11) and "Peanut Butter Jelly" (27-20), while another track, "Gold Dust," re-enters at No. 46. Additionally, a 66 percent sales surge returns "Runaway" to the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs top 10 (11-7, 11,000 sold).
Morgan Page likewise debuts on Top Dance/Electronic Albums as DC to Light bows at No. 3 (4,000 sold). It's the DJ's best sales week and highest chart position, surpassing his 2012 debut In the Air (No. 12, 2,000).
ZEDD AHEAD: Zedd zips back into the top five on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs with "Beautiful Now," which returns to its peak rank (15-5). The track, featuring Jon Bellion, sold 12,000 downloads, up 104 percent, following his genre-mixing performance with Lady Antebellum on the CMT Awards (June 10). The acts performed a mash-up of Zedd's "Beautiful" and Antebellum's "Long Stretch of Love." The next day, the "Beautiful" video premiered on Vevo.
In the tracking week, "Beautiful" garnered 747,000 U.S. streams, up 16 percent. While Spotify plays still account for the majority of streams (46 percent), Vevo views on YouTube just about doubled, from 139,000 the previous week to 276,000. The action spurs the track's 14-9 lift on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Three weeks ago, it rose as high as No. 6, marking Zedd's seventh top 10 on the chart (which launched in 2013). He's tied with Calvin Harris for the most top 10s among all acts.
LAZER SHINES: Shifting to Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, Major Lazer & DJ Snake slither to the top spot with "Lean On" (2-1), marking the first leader for Lazer and the second for Snake, following his 21-week run at the top with Lil Jon, "Turn Down for What." "Lean" captured 7 million U.S. streams (up 7 percent) in the tracking week, with 59 percent of its activity on Spotify.
'BAD' NEWS: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Taylor Swift traipses into the top 10 for the fourth consecutive (and total) time with "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar (13-7). The track is Swift's third top 10 this year, the most of any act, following the No. 6-peaking "Style" and No. 4 hit "Blank Space." She scored her first top 10 on the chart with "Shake It Off" (No. 6) late last year.