"Star Wars Headspace" & Alex Newell enter Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Aude ties two titans & "Fast Car" revs twice.
The Star Wars universe grows ever larger, as compilation Star Wars Headspace rockets in at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums. The set blends sounds from the Star Wars movies (snippets of dialogue, sound effects, and beeps from robots) with dance beats courtesy of producers and artists including Baauer, Galantis, Kaskade, Royksopp and Rick Rubin.
Headspace is just the second various artists compilation of new material to reach No. 1 on the nearly 15-year-old Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, following High School Musical 2: Non-Stop Dance Party (2008). Headspace sold 3,000 copies in the week ending Feb. 25, according to Nielsen Music, and also bows at No. 8 on Compilation Albums, while denting the Billboard 200 at No. 197.
'OVER' STARTS: Elsewhere on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Alex Newell bows at No. 4 with Power (1,000 sold). The five-song EP was led by the single "This Ain't Over," which is bubbling under the Dance Club Songs chart. Newell, who played Unique Adams on Fox's Glee, is currently on the road with Adam Lambert, with dates scheduled through April 2 in Los Angeles.