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Coldplay's 'A Sky Full of Stars' Scores New Dance Chart No. 1 After Biden Victory Event

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris
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US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris stand onstage after delivering remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winners of the presidential election.

Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" returns to Billboard's Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart at No. 1, selling 3,000 downloads in the Nov. 6-12 tracking week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, and topping the chart for the first time.

The 2014 song's 1,335% sales increase follows its inclusion in President-elect Joe Biden's victory fireworks on Nov. 7. Biden's late son Beau was a big Coldplay fan, and lead singer Chris Martin performed at his funeral in 2015.

"Stars," co-written and co-produced by late dance producer Avicii, scores its first week at No. 1, after previously peaking at No. 3 in 2014.

Hitting the top in its 130th total chart week, the song took more than twice the time to reach the summit than the next-longest climber to the top: Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor," featuring Pitbull; that track reached No. 1 in its 62nd frame, following Lopez's headlining performance at this year's Super Bowl.

Other songs played during the Biden event included Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher," Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down," Hall & Oates' "You Make My Dreams," Tina Turner's "Simply the Best" and Kygo and Whitney Houston's "Higher Love."