M.I.A.'s 'Matangi' Debuts Atop Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

M.I.A.

Daniel Sannwald

Plus, Cut /// Copy and Mat Zo arrive and Zedd keeps on zooming

M.I.A. scores her third No. 1, all consecutively, on Dance/Electronic Albums, as "Matangi" debuts at No. 1 with sales of 14,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Kala" spent 19 weeks at No.1 in 2007-08 and "Maya" spent a week at No. 1 upon its debut (July 31, 2010). She first reached the chart with her introductory set "Arular," which peaked at No. 3 in 2005.

With her new topper, M.I.A. ties Bjork for the second-most No. 1s by a solo female in the 12-year history of the chart. Lady Gaga leads with four.

Two tracks from "Matangi" (an apparent reference to the tantric Hindu goddess, as well as the singer's first name, Mathangi) enter Dance/Electronic Songs: "Y.A.L.A." (No. 28) and "Come Walk With Me" (No. 39).

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Other top 10 debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums include Cut /// Copy's "Free Your Mind" (No. 6) and Mat Zo's "Damage Control" (No. 7). Zo has already impacted Dance Club Songs with two hits from the latter album: "Easy," with Porter Robinson (which reached a No. 11 peak in July), and "Pyramid Scheme," featuring Chuck D (No. 30, October).

ZEDD ZOOMS: Zedd enjoys honors as both Airplay and Streaming Gainer on Dance/Electronic Songs with "Stay the Night" (4-4). The track, powered by Paramore singer Hayley Williams' vocals, accelerates across multiple charts: it scales Dance/Mix Show Airplay (3-2), Dance Club Songs (6-4), Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (5-4; 41,000 downloads, up 31%) and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (10-8; 1.3 million U.S. streams, up 17%, according to Nielsen BDS).

"Night" concurrently enters the Billboard Hot 100's top 40 (51-34). Zedd's prior (and first) Hot 100 hit, "Clarity," featuring Foxes, reached No. 8 in August.

BIG 'BOY': DJ Dave Audé collects a seventh No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with "Electricity & Drums (Bad Boy)," featuring Akon and Luciana (3-1). Remixes from Inphinity + Kalendr, Nacho Chapado & Ivan Gomez and Sultan + Ned Shepard, among others, have fueled the song's journey to the top.

The song marks the fourth No. 1 on the ranking for Luciana and the second for Akon.

HELLO TO TOP 10: Hardwell, with Dyro, rolls to a second top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "Never Say Goodbye," featuring Bright Lights (12-6). Hardwell's "Apollo," featuring Amba Shepherd, reached No. 5 in June.

"Goodbye" is the first entry on the chart for both Dyro and Bright Lights.

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