Mr. Probz Rides 'Waves' to No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart
Mr. Probz pulls into the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Waves," which rises 3-1. The chart's top Airplay and Digital Gainer, "Waves" reaches another new sales high (61,000 downloads, up 20 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The Robin Schulz-remixed track also enjoys a fourth week atop Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, where it has posted sales increases in 15 of the last 16 weeks.
"Waves," Mr. Probz's first chart entry, was No. 1 for two non-consecutive weeks in August on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, and this week it rebounds three spots (9-6). Additionally, the track hits the Billboard Hot 100's top 20 for the first time (22-19), while Mr. Probz moves up five spots on the Billboard Artist 100 (37-32).
Back to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay, David Guetta grabs his 20th top 10, "Dangerous" (14-8). The DJ now has the most top 10s of any act since the chart's Aug. 16, 2003 inception, eclipsing Rihanna (19).
Hudson Mohawke's "Chimes," featured in an Apple MacBook Air commercial, rides a 205 percent sales increase to a No. 22 re-entry on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Mohawke's bass-heavy instrumental cut sold 6,000 downloads, good for a No. 15 re-entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. A vocal remix featuring Future, Pusha T, Travi$ Scott and French Montana was released on Vevo on Nov. 19 and is said to be coming to retail soon.
Royksopp rockets onto Dance/Electronic Albums with its final album, The Inevitable End (No. 2, 4,000). The Norwegian downbeat duo of Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland has now charted six albums since debuting with Melody A.M. in 2002. The pair's joint EP earlier this year with Robyn, Do It Again, remains its only No. 1. Royksopp provides fans with track-by-track commentary on the ideas and themes in the songs on The Inevitable End exclusively on Spotify.
Another electronic duo, Sylvan Esso (singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn), also enjoys a solid performance on Dance/Electronic Albums. Its self-titled debut album shoots back into the top 10 (24-10, up 32 percent) for the first time in three months following the duo's Nov. 13 performance of track "Coffee" on TBS' Conan. Sylvan Esso debuted at No. 4 on May 31 and has sold 39,000 copies thus far, while "Coffee" has shifted 44,000 downloads.
On Dance Club Songs, a re-interpretation of Crystal Waters' breakthrough classic "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" (which spent three weeks at No. 1 in spring 1991) takes the top slot, as "Hustlin' " rises 2-1. The new track from Vassy, Crazibiza, and Dave Aude is supported by remixes from Aude, Slideback, Kastra, and Mike Newman & Antoine Cortez, among others. Waters, who warranted a co-writing credit, appears in the "Hustlin' " video, alongside Vassy.
"Hustlin'," originally released by Hungarian label Pornostar in late 2013, was relaunched on Vassy's Kiss My Vassy imprint and distributed by Peace Bisquit earlier this year. It becomes Vassy's second No. 1, following last year's "We Are Young." "Hustlin'" is the 10th Dance Club Songs topper for Aude and his third this year. The DJ was featured on Rokelle's chart crowning track, "Take Me Away," in March; he reached the summit again in August with "Aftermath (Here We Go)," featuring Erasure's Andy Bell on vocals.