Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding Collab Surges on Dance/Electronic Charts
Calvin Harris scores a triple-play on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Outside" (No. 7) gathers top Airplay, Digital and Streaming Gainer honors. In another hat trick, Harris continues to hold a pair of other spots in the top 10: "Blame" (No. 3) and "Summer" (No. 10). He remains the only act to place three songs in the top tier simultaneously (dating to the chart's January 2013 inception).
"Outside" sold 23,000 downloads, up 51 percent, in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music, marking its best sales week since its Nov. 8 debut (when it moved 47,000). That's good for a seven-spot surge and a return to the top 10 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (11-4). The track, featuring Ellie Goulding on vocals, collected 2 million U.S. streams, up 13 percent (and led by 71 percent from Spotify) and holds at No. 7 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs. On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, "Outside" moves inside the top 20 (22-14). The song sports 18 million in radio audience (up 32 percent), as it breaks 30-25 in its second week on Pop Songs.
Swedish DJ AronChupa scores the top debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "I'm an Albatraoz" (No. 11). The international No. 1 sold 16,000 (up 48 percent) and enters Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 9. "Albatraoz" features uncredited vocals from Nora Ekberg, AronChupa's sister (his real name: Aron Ekberg). The track appears on the Ultra 2015 compilation, which hit No. 15 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums in December.
Speaking of Swedish DJs, Alesso achieves his first chart-topper on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, as "Heroes (We Could Be)," featuring Tove Lo, sails 2-1 in its 18th week (despite a 9 percent dip to 40,000). The track holds at its No. 2 high on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. It became his second Dance Club Songs No. 1 last month and led Dance/Mix Show Airplay for four weeks.
In yet more Swedish DJ news, Axwell /\ Ingrosso advance into the top 10 of Dance/Mix Show Airplay for the first time as a duo with "Something New" (19-10). It's the first top 10 for Axwell and the third for Sebastian Ingrosso. However, the former Swedish House Mafia members are no strangers to Dance/Mix Show chart success; the group scored four top 10s and two long-running No. 1s: "Save the World" (seven weeks on top) and "Don't You Worry Child" (16 weeks).
Meanwhile, "Uptown Funk!" becomes the first Dance Club Songs No. 1 for both Mark Ronson and featured vocalist Bruno Mars (3-1). The Billboard Hot 100's No. 1 song for three weeks, "Funk!" flies to the Dance Club Songs summit powered by remixes from, among others, DJ Kue, Shnooms and Delirious & Alex K.