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Diplo Debuts on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart With 'Do You Dance?'

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Diplo photographed on Feb. 12, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Plus, Aviella notches her first top 10: 'I wanted a little bit of sass in the song.'

Diplo draws the sole debut on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated March 27) with Do You Dance? at No. 18. The seven-track set earned nearly 2,500 equivalent album units, with close to 1,000 from album sales, in the week ending March 18, according to MRC Data.

Dance is Diplo's seventh entry on the chart, a sum that includes four top 10s and one leader, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U, with Skrillex (three weeks at No. 1, 2015). Diplo also earned No. 2 peaks with Revolution (2013) and Random White Dude Be Everywhere (2014).

As a member of Major Lazer, Diplo has charted another eight entries, including two No. 1s: Free the Universe (2013) and Peace Is the Mission (2015).

On the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, Diplo darts 31-21 with Dance track "Turn Back Time," with Sonny Fodera, following its No. 17 peak in February. The song earned 596,000 U.S. streams, up 9%, and sold 500 downloads, up 148%, in the tracking week. Another album cut, "Conga Rock," with Mat.Joe, arrives at No. 30 (385,000 streams; 500 sold).

Three other Dance titles hit Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in 2020: "Looking for Me," with Paul Woolford and Kareen Lomax (No. 18 peak); "On My Mind," with SIDEPIECE (No. 25); and "Love to the World," with Wax Motif (No. 48).

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In other Diplo news, Silk City (the duo of Diplo and Mark Ronson), snags a second week at No. 1 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart with "New Love," featuring Ellie Goulding.

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Aviella (full name: Aviella Winder) earns her first Billboard top 10 as "Tell Me What You're Thinking" rises 12-9 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. The track, remixed by Lipless, Disco Fries and JYYE, among others, is drawing core-dance airplay on Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel, iHeartRadio's Evolution Network and SiriusXM's BPM.

Aviella, originally from Rochester, N.Y., tells Billboard, "I worked on 'Tell Me What You're Thinking' with some amazing songwriters from Sweden [David Pietras, Nellie Fors and Amanda Johansson]. They approached me with the concept of love and perseverance and I loved it. I think it's so important because even if your mind wanders or overthinks, there are some things in life not worth losing."

"The title was originally 'Don't Know What You're Thinking'," adds Aviella, who also co-wrote the Pietras and Lorne Padman-produced song. "We ended up scrapping that because I wanted a little bit of sass in the song, and I think that fit the vibe perfectly."

Returning to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, English DJ/producer Riton (real name: Henry Smithson) and Nightcrawlers roll 13-10 with "Friday," featuring Mufasa and Hypeman. It's the first top 10 for all acts. "Friday," which borrows from Nightcrawlers' "Push the Feeling On," ascends with 1.4 U.S. streams. "Push" charted twice on Dance Club Songs, reaching No. 7 in 1993 and No. 1 in 2004.

The festive "Friday" is Riton's second chart hit, following "Turn Me On," with Oliver Heldens and featuring Vula, a No. 11 hit in January 2020.