Martin Garrix Continues 'Wizard'-ry On Dance Chart
The DJ teams with Jay Hardway and works more magic on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Plus, Armin van Buuren and the Crystal Method score chart debuts and more
Martin Garrix and Jay Hardway cruise 50-16 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with chart "Wizard," as first-week download sales contribute to its surge. "Wizard" sold 12,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and also debuts at No. 14 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.
The track is Garrix' follow-up to the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top five smash "Animals," which peaked at No. 4 in December (and climbs 7-6 this week), while continuing to scale the Billboard Hot 100 (59-53) and Pop Songs (39-34).
ARMIN ASCENDS: Armin van Buuren scores the Hot Shot Debut at No. 26 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Save My Night," the second charting single from his album "Intense." "Night" shows 88% of its chart points from streaming, with 96% of its 332,000 U.S. streams last week from YouTube, according to Nielsen BDS.
'WHAT' UP: DJ Snake and Lil Jon slither up another notch on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Turn Down for What" (5-4). The chart's top Streaming Gainer, "What" jumps 16-11 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (900,000, up 18%).
On Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, "What" unseats Avicii, halting his streak of 19 consecutive weeks at the top with "Wake Me Up!," as "What" rises 2-1 (82,000, up 11%). "Wake" has logged 21 total weeks atop the chart, the most in the list's four-year history. Runner-up LMFAO spent 19 weeks apiece at No. 1 with "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It."
'FREAK' SHOWS: Enrique Iglesias' "I'm a Freak," featuring Pitbull, zooms 40-12 in its second week on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Released digitally on Jan. 14, it debuted last week based solely on radio airplay; now with a full week of sales and streaming, it soars. The collaboration enters Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 7 (29,000), becoming the second top 10 for Iglesias and the seventh for Pitbull.
'METHOD' MOVES: The Crystal Method impacts Dance/Electronic Albums with its first album in nearly five years, and seventh overall, as its self-titled effort opens at No. 3 with 5,000 sold.
The veteran act's chart history dates to 1997, when "Vegas" debuted and peaked on the Billboard 200 at No. 92. The Crystal Method first hit Dance/Electronic Albums with the No. 1-peaking "Tweekend" in August 2001, a few weeks after the chart's inception.
HARDWELL, KOMA CLIMB: Hardwell, aided by vocals from Matthew Koma, vaults 21-9 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "Dare You." It's the third top 10 for Hardwell in less than a year, following "Apollo" (No. 5 in June) and "Never Say Goodbye" (No. 6, November).
In Koma's prior appearance on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, he spent three weeks at No. 1 as a guest on Zedd's "Spectrum."
SHINING STARS: Demi Lovato rides remixes from Jump Smokers, Betty Who, Cole Plante with Myon & Shane 54 and Tracy Young, among others, to elevate to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with "Neon Lights" (2-1). It's her second No. 1 in two tries: last summer Lovato hit the top with "Heart Attack."
Speaking of lights, Tiesto bolts 22-13 in his second frame on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and moves 25-24 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Red Lights." A remix by Afrojack was just serviced to club DJs, making a debut on Dance Club Songs likely soon.