James Blake Takes No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

James Blake,  "The Colour In Anything"
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James Blake,  "The Colour In Anything"

Plus, news for Armin van Buuren, Dillon Francis & more.

James Blake bolts in at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated May 28) with The Colour in Anything (9,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music). It's the second No. 1, and fourth top 10, for the British singer-songwriter (not to be confused with the retired American tennis star), who also opened on top with his last album, Overgrown (14,000, 2013).

Also on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Armin van Buuren adds a record-extending 28th charted title (ahead of runner-up Tiesto, with 20), as A State of Trance 2016 starts at No. 5 (1,000). The trance master ups his count to 12 top 10s, as well as eight top fives.

James Blake's 'The Colour in Anything' Album Has Arrived

On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Zhu, Skrillex and They surge into the top 10 with "Working for It" (14-6). The collab is the third top 10 for producer Zhu, the second for Skrillex and the first for vocal duo They. Also on the chart, teen Norwegian producer Alan Walker notches his first top 10 with "Faded" (13-10).

Shifting to Dance Club Songs, U.K. singer Sheila Gordhan seals the No. 1 spot with her debut single, "Smile" (2-1). Produced and remixed by Roger Sanchez, the track was also reworked by Ramsey & Fen and Deep Matter, among others. Gordhan tells Billboard, "I'm over the moon! It's amazing to know that there's a lot of love for this record. It's a special track and I'm grateful to everyone for supporting it. It's definitely made me 'smile'!"

Further on Dance Club Songs, Dillon Francis finds himself on the verge of his first No. 1 with "Coming Over" (4-2), with Kygo and featuring James Hersey. Although the track was originally released last August on Francis' EP This Mixtape Is Fire (which debuted at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Sept. 5, 2015), remixes from Tiesto, Tommy Trash and Roy Greco, among others, were released this year. Francis, with fellow DJ/producer NGHTMRE, also scores the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Need You" (No. 21). The track sold 7,000 downloads, good for a No. 9 entrance on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, marking Francis' second top 10 on the list. His DJ Snake collaboration, "Get Low," reached No. 3 on the chart a year ago.


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