Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up
The DJ replaces himself at the summit with "Hey Brother" after leading for 26 weeks with "Wake Me Up!" Plus, Beyonce adds another No. 1 on Dance Club Songs and the Chainsmokers keep soaring with "#SELFIE"
Avicii replaces himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Hey Brother" lifts 2-1. The track displaces his "Wake Me Up!," the list's leader for the past 26 weeks (1-2).
"Brother," which enters the Billboard Hot 100's top 20 (25-20), gains by 3% to 74,000 downloads sold (and has sold 907,000 units to date), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and ranks at No. 3 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.
On Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, "Brother" bullets at No. 2 (2.3 million U.S. streams, up 5%, with 45% of its activity from Spotify, according to Nielsen BDS). The cut topped Dance Club Songs three weeks ago after reaching No. 4 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay in December. (Its uncredited bluegrass-tinged vocal is from Union Station's Dan Tyminski, whose "W*H*E*E*L*S" topped Bluegrass Albums in 2008.)
Dating to the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart's Jan. 26, 2013, inception, Avicii is the first act to notch two No. 1s, while his 27 total weeks at No. 1 are the most of any act.
BEYONCE 'BLOW'S UP: Beyonce scores her 19th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, as "Blow" bounds 2-1.
With the ascent, Beyonce ties Janet Jackson for the third-most No. 1s in the chart's 37-year history as a national survey.
Here's an updated look at the act's with the most Dance Club Songs toppers:
19, Janet Jackson
16, Mariah Carey
16, Kristine W
15, Donna Summer
14, Jennifer Lopez
13, Lady Gaga
13, Whitney Houston
13, Katy Perry
12, Enrique Iglesias
Promotional remixes from Dirty Pop, CJay Swayne and Romeo Blanco, among others, helped "Blow" reach the summit. With remixes from Tom Stephan and Dave Aude of Beyonce's next single, "Partition," just serviced to club DJs, she and Jackson might not be tied for long.
SMOKIN': The Chainsmokers sweep the trifecta of honors on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, as “#SELFIE” is the chart’s top Airplay, Digital, and Streaming Gainer as it enters the top five (6-5). The campy club anthem takes over atop Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (3-1; 88,000, up 64%), surges 7-4 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and debuts on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs at No. 16 (697,000 U.S. streams, with 73% from Spotify) and Dance Club Songs (No. 33).
On the Hot 100, “#SELFIE” shoots into the top 40 in just its second week, soaring 55-28.