Big 'Break': Ariana Grande Gets First No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

Ariana Grande, Billboard 2014.
Austin Hargrave 

Ariana Grande photographed by Austin Hargrave at Quixote in Los Angeles on July 29, 2014.

Plus, action for Porter Robinson, FKA Twigs & Beyonce.

Ariana Grande earns her first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Break Free," featuring Zedd, flies to the top (3-1). It's also the first No. 1 for Zedd, who reached No. 2 with his smashes "Clarity" and "Stay the Night."

Additionally, Grande and Zedd zip to No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (5-1), following the song's Aug. 12 video release. It's the first Streaming chart-topper for each. Of the track's 7.7 million U.S. streams (up 181 percent) in the Aug. 11-17 tracking week, 64 percent stem from Vevo on YouTube views, according to Nielsen BDS.

Ariana Grande Triples Up In Hot 100's Top 10

The Billboard Hot 100's Streaming Gainer, "Break" soars 18-4, becoming Zedd's highest-charting hit. The song also returns for a fourth week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (2-1; 116,000 downloads sold, up 54 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's moved 661,000 units to date.

'WORLDS' BEST: Porter Robinson parades onto Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 1 (and the Billboard 200 at No. 18) with Worlds. With 13,000 units, it's the best sales week of his career. Five cuts from the album chart on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, including top debut "Divinity" (No. 35), featuring Amy Millan of alternative/dance band Stars; concurrently, Stars enters the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists weekly recap at No. 18 with "From the Night," the first single from their first album in two years, No One Is Lost, due Oct. 14.

Also scoring a career-best sales week is U.K. electronic/R&B artist Tahliah Barnett, better known as FKA Twigs. She debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 2 with LP1 (10,000). The set follows her EP2. LP1 also is her first Billboard 200 entry (No. 30).

The new release's "Two Weeks" topped the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart dated July 12 and rebounds 16-10 this week.

'PRETTY' GOOD: Beyonce bolts to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with "Pretty Hurts" (2-1), upping her total No. 1s count to 21. She's one leader away from tying Rihanna for second place in the quest for the most No. 1s in the chart's 38-year history. Madonna leads with 43.

?Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart's Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here's an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:?

Madonna, 43
Rihanna, 22
Beyonce, 21
Janet Jackson, 19
Mariah Carey, 17
Kristine W, 16
Donna Summer, 15
Jennifer Lopez, 14
Katy Perry, 14
Lady Gaga, 13
Whitney Houston, 13
Enrique Iglesias, 12

Remixes of "Pretty" from Tom Stephan, R3hab and Tracy Young, among others, powered "Pretty" to the top.


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