Major Lazer's 'Cold Water,' With Justin Bieber & MO, Leaps 13-1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

Diplo and Justin Bieber
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Diplo and Justin Bieber backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016.  

Plus, action from Skrillex and Rick Ross, DJ Mark Farina, Marshmello, and Erika Jayne.

Major Lazer's "Cold Water," featuring Justin Bieber and MO, swims 13-1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart dated Aug. 13 -- the second chart-topper for all three acts.

Only Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers have more (three apiece) in the relatively short history of the chart (it launched on Jan. 26, 2013).

"Cold Water" was released on July 22, and it arrived on the chart a week earlier, thanks solely to airplay in its first three days of release (July 22-24). Its vault to No. 1 is powered by its first week of sales and streams (July 22-28). (The chart's airplay tracking week runs from Monday through Sunday each week, while its sales and streaming tracking frame runs from Friday through Thursday.)

The track scores Greatest Gainer Airplay honors, while starting with impressive sales and streaming sums. According to Nielsen Music, “Water” grabbed 42 million all-format audience impressions (in the week ending July 31), up 69 percent, sported sales of 169,000 digital downloads, and collected 19.6 million U.S. streams. The latter figures are also good for No. 1 debuts on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs. Meanwhile, the song enters at No. 20 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.

Lastly, "Cold Water" is only the fifth song to reach the top in two weeks since the chart’s Jan. 26, 2013 inception, and the first since Zedd’s “I Want You To Know,” featuring Selena Gomez, did it on March 14, 2015.

'Lamborghini' Drives In: Skrillex and Rick Ross drive onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 6 with “Purple Lamborghini.” The collaboration is the second top 10 for the dubstep DJ and the first for the rap star. However, the track also marks the 24th total chart hit for Skrillex, now the most of all acts, in the chart’s history (Avicii is now second, with 23 chart hits). Plus, “Purple” is the highest top 10 debut this year and second overall, following The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya (No. 7, Feb. 27). How’d they do it? The track sold 33,000 digital downloads while amassing 3.7 million domestic streams; figures which enable a No. 5 debut on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs and a No. 11 entry on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs.

Mark Farina Celebrates 25 Years of 'Mushroom Jazz' Series

Mark Farina's First No. 1: DJ Mark Farina earns his first No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Mushroom Jazz: Eight (1,000 copies sold). The downtempo DJ has been charting since 2002’s Connect (No. 15, April 27, 2002), both with his own works and at the helm of the Mushroom Jazz compilation series, but he never reached top 10 until eight years ago, when Mushroom Jazz Six started at No. 8 (with sales of 2,000 copies). As Mushroom Jazz 7, released in February 2011, failed to chart, Eight is indeed Farina’s first chart appearance in eight years.

'Alone' Hits Top 10: Marshmello marks his first Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 with “Alone” (12-10). The mysterious masked DJ, described on his official Twitter page as “professional cage fighter & amateur Instagram model,” has topped Billboard’s Twitter Emerging Artists list twice this year, first with “Keep It Mello,” featuring Omar Linx (April 23) and then with “Alone” (May 28). “Alone” also appears on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 15), Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (No. 15), and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (No. 24).

Marshmello will play the Billboard Hot 100 Festival on Aug. 21.

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Erika Jayne's Ninth No. 1 on Dance Club Songs: Erika Jayne jolts to the summit of Dance Club Songs for a ninth time in as many chart appearances with “How Many F**ks” (2-1). Remixes from Autoerotique, DJLW, and Xenia Ghali, among others, helped the reality TV star (Jayne joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2015) to the top once again. Although her 2013 track “Get It Tonight,” featuring Flo Rida, didn’t crack the survey, Jayne has topped Dance Club Songs once each year since 2007. Here’s a look at her leaders:

Erika Jayne’s Billboard Dance Club Songs No. 1s
2007, "Rollercoaster”
2008, “Stars”
2009, “Give You Everything”
2010, “Pretty Mess”
2011, “One Hot Pleasure”
2012, “Party People (Ignite The World)”
2014, “Painkillr”
2015, “Crazy,” feat. Maino
2016, “How Many F**ks”


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