Women in Music 2019

The Chainsmokers & Pet Shop Boys Top Dance Charts

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Cover art for "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers.

'Don't Let Me Down' & 'The Pop Kids' are newly-minted No. 1s.

The Chainsmokers chug to No. 1 on two more Billboard dance charts with "Don't Let Me Down," featuring Daya.

As it leads Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (dated April 30) for a second week (9 million U.S. streams, up 8 percent, according to Nielsen Music), "Don't" darts 2-1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (54,000 downloads sold, up 21 percent) and 4-1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (up 32 percent in plays), adding the chart's Greatest Gainer award.

"Don't" is the also top Digital and Airplay Gainer on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, where it holds at its No. 2 high, and soars 40-22 on Dance Club Songs.

OH, BOYS! Pet Shop Boys post their first No. 1 on Dance Club Songs since "Did You See Me Coming?" in 2009, as "The Pop Kids" kicks 2-1. Remixes from MK, Offer Nissim and RNG, among others, helped bring the Boys back to the summit. "Kids" is the 11th leader for the English duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, who first topped the chart 30 nearly years ago to the week with "West End Girls" (May 3, 1986). Since that cut moved 11-8 on April 5, 1986, Pet Shop Boys have accumulated 29 Dance Club Songs top 10s; in that span, only Madonna (52) and Janet Jackson (33) have more.

"Kids" is from Pet Shop Boys' new studio album Super, which ranks at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums for a second week (2,000 sold). After debuting on top, Super is the first album to hold the summit the following week since Bassnectar did so July 18 and 25, 2015, with Amorphous. Super started with first-week sales of 10,000, marking the biggest debut sales week this year on Top Dance/Electronic Albums.

MAJOR MOVE: Major Lazer hits the top 10 (13-7) on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs with "Light It Up," featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG (8,000 sold, up 50 percent). Originally listed solely as featuring Nyla, artist credit has been updated to reflect the version responsible for the majority of sales and airplay, a remix from the extended version of Major Lazer's Peace Is the Mission album (released in November).


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