Years & Years, David Guetta & Sia Soar on Dance/Electronic Charts
Following well-received appearances at South by Southwest, Years & Years re-enter Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 2 with their Y & Y EP. The international electronic trio's four-track release sold 3,000 copies (up 494 percent) in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music. The set nearly triples its previous best sum, set when it debuted on the Feb. 21 chart (at No. 11) with 1,000 sold.
Two Y&Y EP tracks scale Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. "Desire" debuts at No. 21 and "King" cruises 43-28, spurred by download spikes of 1,400 percent for the former (No. 7 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, 13,000) and 243 percent for the latter (No. 39, 4,000). Additionally, "King" captured 501,000 U.S. streams (up 80 percent) in the tracking week, with Spotify accounting for 86 percent of the total.
Years & Years recently announced that their first full-length album, Communion, will arrive on June 22.
GUETTA 'NOTHER TOP 10: David Guetta darts 18-10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Hey Mama," earning his sixth top 10. That ties the veteran DJ with Calvin Harris and Zedd for the most top 10s dating to the chart's early 2013 launch. Featured act Afrojack notches his third top 10, and Nicki Minaj her first.
"Mama" grabs both the top Digital and Airplay Gainer awards, with the track up by 138 percent to 20,000 sold and rising by 106 percent to 8.6 million in radio audience. The song also surges by 52 percent to 459,000 streams; its lyric video arrived March 22.
A remix of "Mama" from Afrojack was released exclusively on Beatport Pro on March 16.
SIA AT No. 1: Sia scores her fourth No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with "Elastic Heart" (2-1). It's her second leader in a row, following "Chandelier," which topped the chart in August. She logged her first two No. 1s in 2012 as a featured vocalist, on Jack Back's "Wild One Two" and Guetta's "She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)."
Remixes from Cosmic Dawn, Sanna & Pitron and Wideboys, among others, contributed to Sia's latest success.