The Chainsmokers Chug to No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with 'Roses'
The duo dethrones Major Lazer & DJ Snake's "Lean On." Plus, Armin van Buuren extends a record on Top Dance/Electronic Albums.
Things are looking rosy for The Chainsmokers, as the pair collects its second No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Jan. 9) with "Roses" (2-1). Featuring vocals from Rozes (aka, Elizabeth Menzel), the DJ duo of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart dethrones Major Lazer and DJ Snake's "Lean On" (featuring MO), which led for 23 weeks (all consecutively, dating to Aug. 1). At least for now, "Lean" falls three weeks short of tying Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" for the most weeks at No. 1 (23) since the chart's January 2013 launch. The Chainsmokers become one of only five acts to have scored as many as two No. 1s in that time; they first led with "#SELFIE" for two weeks in spring 2014.
"Roses" reaps a hat trick of Hot Dance/Electronic Songs honors for the second straight week, earning top Airplay, Digital and Streaming Gainer status. The track racked 39 million all-format audience impressions (up 4 percent), sold 59,000 downloads (up 46 percent) and drew 5.7 million U.S. streams (up 6 percent) in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.
"Roses" also rules Dance/Electronic Digital Songs for a sixth week and ranks at No. 3 on both Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay. On the Billboard Hot 100, "Roses" rises 26-20, approaching the No. 16 peak of "#SELFIE."
'STATE' NEWS: Shifting to Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Armin van Buuren bows at No. 22 with A State of Trance: Year Mix 2015. The album is his 16th to chart from his A State of Trance series, dating back more than a decade to his first entry on the list, A State of Trance 2004. Overall, Year Mix 2015 (1,000 sold) is the Dutch trance king's 26th charted title, the most of all acts since the chart's June 2001 launch. Next up are Tiesto (20), Louie DeVito (19) and The Happy Boys (18).
Perhaps surprisingly, van Buuren has never hit No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums. He moved closest to the top with his 2013 studio effort Intense (No. 2). His newest original studio album, Embrace, debuted (and peaked) at No. 4 in November.