David Guetta Goes to No. 1 'Again' on Top Dance/Electronic Albums
Plus, moves for Calvin Harris & Rihanna, Empire of the Sun & more.
David Guetta returns to No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated May 14) with Listen, following an iTunes Store discount. The set sold 2,000, up 840 percent, in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.
The album logs its fifth total week at No. 1, dating to its original Nov. 24, 2014, release and subsequent debut in the lead that Dec. 13 (25,000). Listen logged two weeks atop the chart from the start, returned to No. 1 on May 30, 2015, after a Google Play discount (a weekly-best 29,000), and then enjoyed a fourth frame in the lead Dec. 19, 2015, following its re-release as Listen Again (which has been merged with the original).
HARRIS & RIHANNA RETURN: On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Calvin Harris and featured vocalist Rihanna roar in at No. 14 with "This Is What You Came For." Released April 29, the track starts with 16 million radio audience impressions through May 1. Harris notches his 19th hit on the chart; only Skrillex (24) and Avicii (23) have more since the list's Jan. 26, 2013, inception. Look for the superstar collaboration to soar up the next week, following its first week of retail availability.
With Rihanna as the lead and Harris featured, the pair crowned the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks in 2010-11 with "We Found Love."
5H, ZAYN ZOOM: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, two acts surge into the top 10. First, Fifth Harmony heaves 12-6 with "Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign. It's the group's second top 10, following "Worth It," featuring Kid Ink, which hit No. 5 in August 2015.
Meanwhile, Zayn roars 21-9 with "Pillowtalk," his first solo chart appearance. As a One Direction member, Zayn scored a prior hit on the list: "What Makes You Beautiful" (No. 13, 2012). (1D also dug into the chart with "Drag Me Down," which hit No. 26 in November, after Zayn had left the group.
LONG SUN RISE: On Dance Club Songs, Empire of the Sun surges to the top seven years after its debut with "Walking on a Dream" (2-1). Interest in the track, which originally reached No. 18 on July 11, 2009, was reignited this year following its use in a Honda Civic commercial. Remixes from Marc Stout and Scott Svejda, Kaskade and Ben Watt, among others, helped "Walking" waltz to the summit.
"Dream" is the second leader (and fourth top 10) for the Australian duo, which first reigned with "Alive" in August 2013.