Disclosure Leads Debuts on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
The duo arrives with its second No. 1. Plus, The Weeknd & Audien achieve new top 10s, Bob Sinclar hits No. 1 & more.
Disclosure debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Oct. 17) with Caracal, the pair's second studio set and second leader on the list. The new album starts with 25,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music, more than doubling the duo's previous best sales week (10,000), managed by its 2013 No. 1 Settle.
The duo also distinguishes itself on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, placing nine songs on the tally, including "Magnets" (featuring Lorde), which becomes the duo's third top 10, rocketing 40-8. The track sold 22,000 downloads (up 403 percent), while capturing 1.9 million U.S. streams (up 3,295 percent, led by 67 percent from Spotify). "Magnets" also leaps 15-3 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.
Other Disclosure tracks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: "Omen," featuring Sam Smith (No. 7); "Nocturnal," featuring The Weeknd (No. 16); "Holding On," featuring Gregory Porter (No. 17); "Good Intentions," featuring Miguel (No. 28); "Jaded" (No. 30); "Hourglass," featuring Lion Babe (No. 31); "Willing & Able," featuring Kwabs (No. 39); and "Superego," featuring Nao (No. 49).
Caracal also marks Disclosure's first top 10 on the Billboard 200, entering at No. 9. On the Billboard Artist 100, the act re-enters for the first time in nearly a year, at No. 19, besting its previous high of No. 36, reached in August 2014.
PARTY OF FIVE: Caracal leads five top five debuts for the first time in the 14-year history of Top Dance/Electronic Albums. All five sets (and four of the five acts) boast one-word titles: below Disclosure's Caracal, Kaskade starts at No. 2 with Automatic (16,000); dumblonde follows at No. 3 with its eponymous effort (5,000); Peaches perches at No. 4 with Rub (2,000); and Robin Schulz sweetens the region with Sugar (No. 5, 2,000).
'HILLS' ROLLING: Shifting to Dance/Mix Show Airplay, The Weeknd earns his fourth top 10, all in 2015, marking the most of any act this year, with "The Hills" (15-9). The Weeknd, with Ariana Grande, enjoyed three weeks at No. 1 with "Love Me Harder" in January, before taking his first chart hit on his own, "Earned It (Shades of Grey)," to No. 6. Then, he narrowly missed a second No. 1 with "Can’t Feel My Face" (five weeks at No. 2).
'BETTER' AND BETTER: On Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, Audien's "Something Better," featuring Lady Antebellum, lifts into the top 10 (14-9; 8,000 sold, up 72 percent). The first top 10 for both the EDM DJ and country group on the chart previously topped Dance Club Songs and holds at its No. 13 peak on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.
SINCLAR'S SIXTH: Bob Sinclar scores his sixth Dance Club Songs No. 1 with "Feel the Vibe" (4-1). It’s the first leader for featured vocalist Dawn Tallman, who first hit the chart in 1998 with the similarly titled, No. 13-peaking "Feel It" (credited to Tiko Presents the Groove featuring Tallman). Remixes from Paolo Ortelli & Luke Degree, Quentin Mosimonn and Robbie Rivera, among others, helped send Sinclar to the summit.
Also of note on Dance Club Songs, Olivia Newton-John notches her first career top 10, as Dave Aude's "You Have to Believe," a reworking of her 1980 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Magic," featuring the icon and her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, leaps 19-10.