Dillon Francis scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Sept. 5) with This Mixtape Is Fire. The EP starts with 9,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music, on par with (although slightly less than, before rounding off) the starting sum of his first album, Money Sucks Friends Rule, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in November 2014.
The EDM DJ also charts two tracks from the new release on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: "Coming Over," with Kygo and featuring James Hersey (new at No. 24), and "Bun Up the Dance," with Skrillex (a re-entry at No. 44). A track released earlier, "Bruk Bruk (I Need Your Lovin)," hit No. 38 in July. In addition to Kygo and Skrillex, Mixtape contains collaborations with Calvin Harris ("What’s Your Name"), Bro Safari ("Pull It") and Chromeo ("Lies").
FKA TWIGS DEBUTS: Francis fends off indie-electronic favorite FKA Twigs, who begins at No. 2 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with her EP M3LL155X (7,000). Twigs (real name Tahliah Barnett) debuted at No. 1 last September with LP1, the follow-up to her first chart entry, 2013's No. 5-peaking EP2. LP1, which has sold 77,000 to date, leaps 17-13 (up 66 percent) in the wake of the new set's arrival. Released on Young Turks, M3LL155X also debuts on Independent Albums (No. 5).