Daft Punk, Will.i.am & Britney Spears Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Dance/Electronic Charts

Daft Punk

At the mid-way point of 2013, Daft Punk's recently released album "Random Access Memories" is by far the year's top selling dance/electronic album. With 614,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the set has sold more than 500,000 copies more than the second-biggest dance/electronic set, Atoms For Peace's "Amok."

SoundScan's mid-way point of 2013 ended with the sales week that closed on June 30.

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Just two dance/electronic albums have sold 100,000 this year -- off from the seven that rang up more than 100,000 a year ago. At this point in 2012, Madonna's "MDNA" led the list with 484,000, while LMFAO's "Sorry for Party Rocking" was the second-biggest with 348,000.

Overall dance/electronic album sales stand at 4.56 million this year -- down by 7% compared to where we were a year ago (4.90 million). To compare, overall album sales -- across all genres of music -- are down by 6%.

Dance/electronic music's sales were focused more on song downloads this year, as eight EDM cuts moved more than a million each. That's equal to the number of million-selling EDM songs a year ago. 2013's top selling dance/electronic song is currently will.i.am & Britney Spears' "Scream & Shout," which has shifted 2.27 million. Icona Pop's "I Love It," featuring Charli XCX, is the year's second-largest dance/electronic song, with 2.02 million.

Daft Punk's biggest single ever, "Get Lucky" (featuring Pharrell Williams), is the fifth largest selling dance/electronic song of the year, with 1.62 million. The lead track from its "Random Access Memories" album has spent three consecutive weeks lodged at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In terms of dance/electronic song sales volume, there have been 45.97 million downloads sold this year -- a decline of 10.3% versus a year ago (46.57 million).

Mid-Year 2013

Top Dance/Electronic Albums

  Artist Title YTD Sales*
1  Daft Punk  Random Access Memories 614,000 
2 Atoms for Peace  Amok 100,000
3 Lindsey Stiring Lindsey Stirling  97,000 
4 Skrillex Banagarng (EP)  87,000 
5  Flo Rida Wild Ones  85,000 
6 Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP  75,000 
7 Calvin Harris 18 Months  75,000 
8 David Guetta Nothing But the Beat  68,000 
9 Swedish House Mafia Until Now  67,000 
10 will.i.am.  #willpower  64,000 
*SOURCE: NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN,
year to date sales through the week ending June 30, 2013

 

Mid-Year 2013

Top Dance/Electronic Songs

  Artist Title YTD Sales*
1 will.i.am & Britney Spears  Scream & Shout  2,270,000 
2 Icona Pop (ft. Charli XCX) I Love It  2,025,000 
3 Pitbull (ft. Christina Aguilera) Feel This Moment  1,833,000 
4 Baauer Harlem Shake  1,735,000 
5 Daft Punk (ft. Pharrell Williams) Get Lucky  1,619,000 
6 Swedish House Mafia (ft. John Martin) Don't You Worry Child  1,595,000 
7 Calvin Harris (ft. Florence Welch) Sweet Nothing  1,216,000 
8 PSY Gangnam Style  1,104,000 
9 will.i.am (ft. Justin Bieber) #thatpower  996,000 
10 Zedd (ft. Foxes)  Clarity  945,000 
*SOURCE: NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN,
year to date sales through the week ending June 30, 2013