Demi Lovato Thanks DJs for Dance Club Songs No. 1
Plus: Imogen Heap scores her second leader on Dance/Electronic Albums, Amy Grant bows with her 'Remixes' set, and Deorro dominates at radio.
Demi Lovato lands at No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart with "Really Don't Care," which rises 2-1. It's her third topper, following "Neon Lights" earlier this year and "Heart Attack" last summer. All are from her fourth album, Demi. Remixes from Cole Plante, Digital Dog, DJLW and Jump Smokers, among others, contributed to Lovato's latest triumph.
"It is unbelievable to have my third No. 1 on the Billboard Club chart from my latest album," Lovato beams to Billboard. "I have all the club DJs to thank for this and the producers that gave me the amazing remixes for each track. They were the core and made each remix something different.
"Thank you and dance on!"
HIGH HEAP: Imogen Heap hails her second career No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums with Sparks (10,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). On the Billboard 200, it starts at No. 21. Aiding the debut: a decidedly mellow collaboration with Deadmau5, "Telemiscommunications," which reflects Heap's enduring, unique, electronic singer/songwriter style.
It had been exactly five years since Heap's last album, Ellipse, also entered at the top, although that set moved almost five times as many first-week copies (48,000). Combining Heap's three charted albums (Sparks, Ellipse and her No. 2-peaking 2005 debut Speak for Yourself), she has logged 154 total weeks on Dance/Electronic Albums. Among female soloists, only Lady Gaga (436 weeks) and M.I.A. (191) have spent more time on the tally.
Mainstream pop audiences may know Heap best thanks to Jason Derulo's "Whatcha Say," his debut hit that topped the Hot 100 in 2009. For its chorus, the song samples Heap's "Hide and Seek," from Speak for Yourself.
'MOTION' IN MOTION: Amy Grant graces Dance/Electronic Albums for the first time with In Motion: The Remixes (No. 5, 3,000 sold). The album contains new dance remixes of some of Grant's classic pop hits, with the title a nod to her 1991 pop breakthrough album Heart in Motion. That set spent 105 weeks on the Billboard 200 and yielded five Hot 100 top 20 hits, including the No. 1 first single "Baby Baby."
For Remixes, "Baby" has been reborn via Dave Aude and rises on Dance Club Songs (7-4) and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (33-29). Other well-known compositions reworked for Remixes include "That's What Love Is For" (remixed by Chris Cox), "Every Heartbeat" (Moto Blanco) and "Find a Way" (Ralphi Rosario).
Grant's album bows just three weeks after LeAnn Rimes' Dance Like You Don't Give A… Greatest Hits: Remixes (released in two versions, one a Walmart exclusive) debuted on Dance/Electronic Albums at Nos. 16 and 19.
'RATHER' IMPRESSIVE: Clean Bandit cleans up on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, banding together a triumvirate of chart honors: "Rather Be" rises 3-2 as the top Airplay, Digital and Streaming Gainer. The cut ranks behind Ariana Grande's "Break Free," featuring Zedd, which leads for a second week.
"Rather" returns to No. 1, for a fourth total week, on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, with a 9 percent lift to 104,000. It holds at No. 3 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs with 3.9 million U.S. streams, the bulk of which were nearly evenly split between YouTube (49 percent) and Spotify (47 percent), according to Nielsen BDS. With 71 million all-format audience impressions (up 11 percent), it pushes 14-12 on Radio Songs. On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, "Rather" rises 4-3. It also bullets at No. 15 on the Hot 100.
'FIVE' = 1: Deorro dominates Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "Five Hours," which jumps 5-1. The EDM track ranks at No. 16 for a second week on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and has sold 68,000 downloads since its release on Avicii's Le7els imprint.
While the song was originally released as an instrumental, a vocal mix, featuring DyCy (titled "Five Hours (Don't Hold Me Back)"), was recently released and is bubbling under at top 40 radio.
Says the Los Angeles-based DJ/producer of the song: "This one has always been special to me, ever since it was just an idea. The inspiration came from a man who would always travel five hours to see his loved one, and five hours just to return home every day. This is the first time I produced a song that was not intended for any DJ sets. That's why it has no typical intro or outro.
"Overall, this song has definitely been a complete new experience for me. It taught me to never have boundaries or limitations when it comes to production."