Major Lazer Beams to No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums
Also: Alaska Thunderfuck’s “Anus” arrives at No. 3.
Major Lazer zaps to No. 1 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated July 11) with Peace Is the Mission, as the set rises 3-1 in its fourth week with a 13 percent sales gain (in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music). The set debuted at No. 2, and has been in the top four ever since. It's the second No. 1 for Major Lazer, following 2013's Free the Universe.
The album sold 3,000 copies in the latest tracking week and beats out the No. 2 and No. 3 albums in a close race for the top; the Nos. 1-3 titles on the chart are separated by less than 70 copies sold.
In the runner-up slot is Jamie xx’s former No. 1 In Colour, while drag queen Alaska Thunderfuck debuts at No. 3 with Anus. The latter title also enters at No. 4 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 14 on Top Independent Albums. Thunderfuck was a runner-up on the fifth season of Logo TV’s reality competition program RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Over on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, Major Lazer holds at No. 2 on the tally with “Lean On,” its collaboration with DJ Snake featuring MØ. The top five of the chart is blanketed with Major Lazer-related songs, as Diplo (who leads Major Lazer) is also found at No. 3 (Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now”) and co-wrote and co-produced the No. 5 song (Madonna’s “B**** I’m Madonna,” featuring Nicki Minaj).
For good measure, another three Diplo-related songs populate the chart: Major Lazer’s “Powerful” falls 30-33, Skrillex & Diplo’s “To U” slips 34-35 and Major Lazer’s “All My Love” steps 43-39.