Glitch Mob Grabs Top Spot On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
The Glitch Mob arrives atop Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with "Love Death Immortality," its first No. 1 on the tally. With 22,000 units scanned, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the set by far surpasses the trio's (Justin Boreta, Ed Ma and Joshua Mayer) previous best week, when first album and sole prior entry "Drink the Sea" sold 1,000 in its debut frame in 2010 (and peaked at No. 15).
The new album's first single, "Can't Kill Us," ranks at No. 24 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and has sold 17,000 downloads in its first three weeks.
'LIGHTS' ACTION: Tiesto unseats Ellie Goulding at No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay in short order with "Red Lights," which reaches the top in just its sixth week. The DJ's ascent is the quickest since Daft Punk hit No. 1 in five weeks with "Get Lucky" in June. "Lights" is the second No. 1 for Tiesto; "I Will Be Here" hit the summit on Nov. 21, 2009.
"Lights" is also flying up Dance Club Songs (32-21). Remixes from Dutch DJs Afrojack and D-Wayne, as well as jungle/drum and bass DJ Blame, are contributing to its club play.
"Lights" additionally brings Tiesto's highest peak on the year-old Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, where it rises 18-16.
HIGH 'LOW': Meanwhile, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs welcomes three top 20 debuts: Dillon Francis & DJ Snake's "Get Low" (No. 13; 20,000 sold); David Guetta's "Shot Me Down," featuring Skylar Grey (No. 15; 17,000); and the Chainsmokers'"#Selfie" (No. 19; 9,000).
The Chainsmokers, featured in this week's Bubbling Under spotlight, are touring clubs though Miami Music Week at the end of March. (The duo's surging viral video shows fans wearing what might become the hottest t-shirt of the year. It's slogan? "Go F*** Your #Selfie.")
'BROTHER'-LY LOVE: Avicii collects his fifth No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with "Hey Brother" (3-1), fueled by remixes from Syn Cole, in addition to Avicii's own extended interpretation. The track's uncredited bluegrass-tinged vocal is from Union Station's Dan Tyminski, whose set "W*H*E*E*L*S" topped Bluegrass Albums for three weeks in July 2008.