Chainsmokers' '#SELFIE' Blasts Up Dance Charts, Enters Hot 100
The track storms 12-6 on Hot Dance / Electronic Songs and debuts at No. 55 on the Hot 100. Plus, Major Lazer shoots onto Dance/Electronic Albums and Audio Playground achieves its first Dance Club Songs No. 1
The Chainsmokers explode into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "#SELFIE" soars 12-6. The track, featuring uncredited vocals from Alexis Killacam, takes Airplay and Digital Gainer honors.
The breakout hit from the Chainsmokers (Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) also bounds 8-3 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs with 53,000 downloads sold (up 114%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The song starts on the overall Digital Songs chart as the highest debut at No. 20. "#SELFIE" additionally debuts at No. 7 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, becoming only the sixth song in the chart's 11-year history to debut as high or above and the first since Lady Gaga entered at No. 6 with "Alejandro" in May 2010.
"#SELFIE," whose video features actual selfies from Steve Aoki, Snoop Dogg and David Hasselhoff, among others, is also the Hot Shot Debut on the Hot 100 at No. 55.
'APOCALYPSE' ARRIVES: Major Lazer launches at No. 6 on Dance/Electronic Albums with "Apocalypse Soon" (3,000 sold). The EP is the follow-up to last year's No. 1 "Free the Universe."
"Apocalypse" is the act's fourth title to chart on Dance/Electronic Albums and third top 10. It's first, 2009's "Guns Don't Kill People… Lazers Do," reached No. 7.
The new set's crossover track "Come On to Me," featuring Sean Paul, has so far risen to No. 16 on the Reggae Digital Songs chart.
'UP' IS UP: The fourth time's a charm for Audio Playground, which grabs its first Dance Club Songs No. 1 with "Hands Up in the Air" (2-1). Remixes from Razor-n-Guido, Mike Cruz, Funk Generation and Stephen Dusenberry, among others, facilitated the track's club play.
The song is the Canadian collective's fourth Dance Club Songs entry and third top 10 in less than three years. It arrived with the No. 10-peaking "Famous" in 2012, while its next two charted titles, "Emergency" (No. 13) and "You Never Know" (No. 5), both feature Snoop Lion.