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Disclosure & Sam Smith Return to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With 'Omen'

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Guy Lawrence and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure perform at the Light Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on May 16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The acts debut at No. 7 with their second charted collab, following last year's No. 1 'Latch.' Plus, new entries from Kaskade & Robin Schulz & moves for Madonna, Zedd & more.

Disclosure darts onto Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Aug. 15) at No. 7 with "Omen," featuring Sam Smith. It's the second top 10 on the list for the English duo (brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence) following another song with a single-word title featuring Smith, "Latch," which spent four weeks at No. 1 last summer. By contrast, "Latch" needed 33 weeks to reach the top 10, setting a record at the time for the chart's longest climb to the tier, while "Omen" reaches the region upon its start.

"Omen" opens with 23,000 downloads sold in the week ending July 30, according to Nielsen Music, enough for a No. 5 entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.

Disclosure has already charted on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with two other tracks from its Sept. 25 sophomore album, Caracal. "Holding On," featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter, jumps five spots to No. 23, while "Bang That" hit No. 37 in May. "Holding" also holds at No. 4 on Dance Club Songs, where remixes from Armand van Helden, Julio Bashmore and Mele, among others, fuel its ascent.

Disclosure will tour throughout the U.S. in October, culminating in an Oct. 24 date at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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KASKADE, SCHULZ SURGE: Kaskade adds another debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, "Disarm You," featuring Isley (No. 15). The follow-up to "Never Sleep Alone," which peaked at No. 28 in April, instantly becomes the DJ's highest-charting hit among 10 visits. "Never" starts with 13,000 sold and enters Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 6. Kaskade scores his second top 10 on the sales chart and first in nearly four years: "Lessons in Love," featuring Neon Trees, rose to No. 6 in November 2011.

Also on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Robin Schulz scores his fourth entry with "Sugar," featuring Francesco Yates (No. 22). The track (8,000 sold) is the second single from Schulz's Sept. 18 album of the same name.

ZEDD ZOOMS: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Zedd zips into the top 10 for the seventh time (all consecutively) with "Beautiful Now," featuring Jon Bellion (14-9). The pop/EDM DJ's string of top 10 success started three years ago this month when "Spectrum," featuring Matthew Koma, soared 13-8 (on its way to a three-week No. 1 peak, marking his first of three toppers). Only Calvin Harris has also tallied seven top 10s in that span.

"Beautiful" also drew 1.4 million U.S. streams in the tracking week (up 19 percent) and debuts on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs at No. 18.

HIGH TUNES: Turning toward Top Dance/Electronic Albums, we see an iTunes dance/electronic spotlight sale accounting for some notable chart moves. The top three spots are taken by sale-priced (as low as $5.99) albums: Odesza's In Return (8-1), Lindsey Stirling's Shatter Me (11-2) and Tycho's Awake (a re-entry at No. 3), each of which sold approximately 3,000 units. It's the second week at the top for Odesza's set, which first crowned the chart in its debut week (Sept. 20, 2014).

'MADONNA' No. 1: Finally, as previously reported, Madonna notches her unprecedented 46th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with Bitch I'm Madonna," featuring Nicki Minaj (2-1). The dancefloor champion extends her own record for both the most leaders on Dance Club Songs and on any singular Billboard chart (above George Strait, who's posted 44 leaders on Hot Country Songs).

"Bitch" is the fifth Dance Club Songs No. 1 for Minaj. Remixes from Sander Kleinenberg, Sick Individuals and Fedde Le Grand, among a host of others, helped guide Madonna to the pinnacle for the third time in 2015 (following fellow Rebel Heart hits "Living for Love" and "Ghosttown"), the most of any act this year.