Calvin Harris & Rihanna's 'This Is What You Came For' Roars Up Dance Charts
Calvin Harris rises 14-2 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated May 21) with "This Is What You Came For," featuring Rihanna. The track marks Harris' ninth top 10, the most of all acts since the chart's debut on Jan. 26, 2013 (Avicii, David Guetta and Zedd trail with seven top 10s each). It's the second for Rihanna, following "Right Now," featuring Guetta (No. 5, 2013).
"This" sold 123,000 downloads in its first week (ending May 5), according to Nielsen Music, spurring its No. 1 debut on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. It's Harris' third No. 1 on the list (and 13th top 10; only Guetta has more, with 19). The superstar collaboration is the first song to debut at No. 1 on the sales chart in nearly two years, since Ariana Grande bowed at No. 1 with "Break Free," featuring Zedd (July 19, 2014).
Harris also swings in at No. 4 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (7.8 million U.S. streams); with his seventh top 10, he extends his lead for the most top 10s on that chart, too, now leading Avicii and DJ Snake by two each. "This" additionally debuts at No. 5 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.
While that chart is a union of various full-time dance-formatted stations and top 40 mix show play, the song captured 29 million all-format audience impressions during the week.
ENO ENTERS: Brian Eno enters Top Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 1 with The Ship, his first topper on the chart. Debut week sales of 4,000 are his second-best in a frame: Small Craft on a Milk Sea, with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams, started (at No. 2) with 6,000 in 2010.
The experienced, experimental English artist first hit Top Dance/Electronic Albums more than a decade ago with The Equatorial Stars (credited to Fripp & Eno) (No. 23, 2005). He has hit the top 10 with six of his eight charted titles. Eno also visited the Billboard 200 with three titles released long before the premiere of Top Dance/Electronic Albums in 2001. Nearly 42 years ago, Here Come the Warm Jets spent six weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 151 (Sept. 14, 1974). His My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, with David Byrne, remains his highest-charting Billboard 200 album (No. 44, 1981).
'WORLD' NEWS: Also on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, trance master Markus Schulz sails in at No. 4 with Watch the World (1,000 sold). It's the DJ's first top 10 and second chart entry, following Scream 2 (No. 15, 2014). Schulz has also hit Dance/Mix Show Airplay, with "Love Rain Down," featuring Seri (No. 16, 2013), and Dance Club Songs, with "You Won't See Me Cry" (No. 38, 2000).
BIG 'DANCE': Drake drives into the top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, (22-6). The track, which becomes Drake's first Hot 100 No. 1 as a lead act this week, is his fourth top 10 (and 11th entry) on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.
'ONE' IS 1: On Dance Club Songs, WTS and featured vocalist Gia each earn their first No. 1 with "One Night" (2-1). While the first chart hit for production trio WTS (Will Mount, Terence Roberts and Sam East), "Night" is the sixth for Gia. Formerly known as Gia Bella, the singer has scored four top 10s, starting with "Back It Up" (No. 8, 2009); the No. 4 "Bombs Away" (2014) and No. 2 "World" (2015) followed. Remixes from Mike Rizzo, StoneBridge and Tracy Young, among others, helped "One" achieve its namesake rank.