DJ Shadow Scores First No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

DJ Shadow
Derick Daily

DJ Shadow

Plus, Cash Cash debuts, Galantis goes top 10 and Calvin Harris & Rihanna earn a rare double atop Dance Club Songs.

DJ Shadow steps into the spotlight on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated July 16), as The Mountain Will Fall debuts at No. 1. The set sold 7,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music, and arrives as the first leader on the list for the DJ/producer (real name: Josh Davis).

Shadow's 1996 debut Entroducing..... and 1998 album Preemptive Strike predated the 2001 launch of Top Dance/Electronic Albums; the former charted on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart while the latter set reached No. 118 on the Billboard 200 in 1998. Since, all of Shadow's entries have reached the Top Dance/Electronic Albums top five, starting with The Private Press (No. 3, 2002). Next came The Outsider (No. 2, 2006) and The Less You Know, The Better (No. 5, 2011). The Mountain's debut sales week is Shadow's best in nearly a decade, since The Outsider opened with 12,000 sold (Oct. 7, 2006).

FROM CASH CASH …: Cash Cash debuts on Top Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 3 with Blood, Sweat & 3 Years (2,000 copies sold). It's the first top 10 for the trio of producers (brothers JP Makhlouf and Alex Makhlouf, plus Sam Frisch). The threesome's lone prior entry, its Overtime EP, hit No. 11 (Nov. 16, 2013).

Concurrently, Cash Cash places two Blood tracks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: "How to Love," featuring Sofia Reyes, is the top Digital Gainer (26-17; 2,000 downloads sold, up 327 percent), while "Millionaire," credited to Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals featuring Nelly, rises 38-29 (after reaching No. 22 three weeks ago). Two other songs from the set have previously hit the chart: "Broken Drum," featuring Fritz (No. 44 last week), and "Devil," featuring Busta Rhymes, B.o.B and Neon Hitch (No. 20 last September).

…. TO 'MONEY': Galantis gallops into the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 for a third time, as "No Money" lifts 13-10. The Swedish duo (Linus Eklow and former Bloodshy & Avant member Christian Karlsson) reached the chart's upper tier twice last year, with "Runaway (U & I)" (No. 8 in March) and "Peanut Butter Jelly" (No. 6, October). "No Money" has also hit the top 10 of three other Billboard dance charts: it holds at its No. 8 high on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and its No. 9 peak on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs and ranks at No. 12 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, where it reached No. 10 five weeks ago.

Rihanna Earns 25th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart

MORE 'FOR' HARRIS & RIHANNA: Atop Dance Club Songs, Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For," featuring Rihanna, ranks at No. 1 for a second week, a rare feat. It's the first song to log multiple weeks at No. 1 on the chart, known for its quick turnover at the top, in nearly three years, since Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" led the charts dated Aug. 31 and Sept. 7, 2013. As previously reported, "For" is Rihanna's 25th leader (and Harris' fourth) on Dance Club Songs. In the survey's nearly 40-year history, only Madonna, with 46, has tallied more toppers.


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