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

 ArtistTitleYTD Sales*
1 Daft Punk Random Access Memories614,000 
2Atoms for Peace Amok100,000
3Lindsey StiringLindsey Stirling 97,000 
4SkrillexBanagarng (EP) 87,000 
5 Flo RidaWild Ones 85,000 
6SkrillexScary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP 75,000 
7Calvin Harris18 Months 75,000 
8David GuettaNothing But the Beat 68,000 
9Swedish House MafiaUntil Now 67,000 
10will.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

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