Zara Larsson & MNEK, Major Lazer Leap Up Dance Charts
"Never Forget You" continues to soar, while "Light It Up" rockets to the top 10 on multiple charts.
Zara Larsson and MNEK's "Never Forget You" is quickly proving unforgettable, holding at No. 2 and making a play for the top spot on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated March 26). On the Billboard Hot 100, the song zooms 34-22.
For a third straight week, the collab claims triple top Airplay, Digital and Streaming Gainer honors. "Never" notched 29 million in U.S. audience for the week (up 11 percent), according to Nielsen Music, sparking its No. 49 debut on the all-format Radio Songs chart. It also enters at No. 40 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (which encompasses plays on top 40 mix shows and full-time dance-formatted radio stations).
The song from the respective Swedish and British acts also surges in sales, by 35 percent to 47,000 downloads, and pushes 2-1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. Impressively, it marks Larsson's first leader on any Billboard chart (and MNEK's second and first as a lead act). "Never" additionally gains by 28 percent to 6 million U.S. streams for the week and rises 3-2 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs.
MOVING 'UP': Another track making notable moves across multiple dance charts is the latest from Major Lazer, "Light It Up," featuring Nyla. The song trots into the top 10 on three rankings, including Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (13-8). It's the fourth top 10 on the tally for the Diplo-led act and the first since "Lean On" (with DJ Snake and featuring MO), which spent 23 weeks at No. 1, the second-longest reign in the chart's three-year history, and closed 2015 as the top title of the year on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.
"Light" becomes Lazer's second Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10, bounding 12-4, while jumping 15-9 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (3 million, up 45 percent). It also scores a new weekly sales high (4,000, up 12 percent), journeying into the top 20 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (21-18).