Flosstradamus Flies to No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums
The set arrives with 2,000 copies sold in the week ending April 26, according to Nielsen Music. The aggressively-styled six-track effort features "Prison Riot," a collaboration with GTA & Lil Jon.
Flosstradamus (Josh Young and Curt Cameruci) reached No. 42 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in October 2013 with a take on Green Velvet's "La La Land" in the form of "Pillz," a collaboration with Yellow Claw.
Also squeezing into the top 10 of Top Dance/Electronic Albums is Squarepusher with Damogen Furies at No. 8 (1,000 units). It's the sixth album to chart for the act (an alias of Tom Jenkinson) dating back to March 2004, when it scored its only other top 10, Ultravisitor (No. 9).
'PEANUT BUTTER JELLY' TIME: Shifting to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Galantis -- Swedish duo Christian Karlsson (who previously recorded as Bloodshy in the Bloodshy & Avant production duo) and Linus Eklow -- debuts with "Peanut Butter Jelly" (No. 24). The cut, from the pair's debut album Pharmacy (due June 8), starts with 8,000 downloads sold, also good for a No. 11 entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.
Meanwhile, Galantis' breakout hit "Runaway (U & I)" pushes 17-16 in its 29th week on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. It reached a No. 15 high in February.
UP, UP, UP, UP: Kelly Clarkson collects her fifth leader, all consecutively, on Dance Club Songs with "Heartbeat Song" (2-1). Since Clarkson's first No. 1, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" in March 2012, only three acts have accumulated more toppers: Dave Aude (eight), Katy Perry and Pitbull (seven each). Remixes from Aude, Skrux and Ikon, among others, helped Clarkson conquer once again.
Further down Dance Club Songs marks the debut of C+C Music Factory's Robert Clivilles as a solo act, as "Set Me Free" lands the Hot Shot Debut at No. 39. The track features vocals from Kimberly Davis, who also charts as a vocalist on Chic's "I'll Be There," featuring Nile Rodgers (29-23).
As half of C+C Music Factory (with the late David Cole), Clivilles took eight tracks to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs in 1990-95, including its first entry, the iconic "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," which spent five weeks at No. 1. Clivilles tells Billboard of "Free," whose music video references his father's suicide, "This song and video are very close to my heart and I'm gratified by the awesome response that we're getting from DJs around the world."