Kygo Climbs, as Artist & Remixer, on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart
His own new single & a-ha remix both rise. Plus, collabs climb for Major Lazer & DJ Snake.
Kygo claims the Hot Shot Debut on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Sept. 26) with "Here for You" (featuring Ella Henderson), which enters at No. 12. The track starts with 1 million U.S. streams, dominated by 84 percent from Spotify, and 10,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music.
The Norwegian DJ also drives the first chart appearance for fellow Norwegian act a-ha, whose classic "Take on Me" enters at No. 25, powered by 11,000 downloads sold of Kygo's new trop house remix of the song. Thirty years ago (Sept. 28, 1985), the original version of "Take" entered the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 (13-7), on its way to No. 1 that Oct. 19.
'POWERFUL' STUFF: Major Lazer notches its third top 10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, as "Powerful" (featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley) lifts 13-9. Meanwhile, Lazer, led by Diplo, leads the list for a ninth week with "Lean On" (featuring MO). "Powerful" is Goulding's third top 10, following her featured turns on Calvin Harris' “I Need Your Love," which reached No. 3 in 2013, and "Outside" (No. 2, February). Remixes of "Powerful" from Tiesto & MOTi, Gregor Salto and Michael Calfan, among others, were recently released.
'SHIVERS' HOT: On Top Dance/Electronic Albums, SG Lewis scores a top 10 debut with his first album, the four-track Shivers EP (No. 9, 1,000 units). The set is led by the downtempo electronic track "Warm," which hit No. 39 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and No. 11 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs on Aug. 22. The song gained exposure in the Aug. 2 episode of HBO’s Ballers.