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Kygo's 'Cloud Nine' Starts With Best Sales Week This Year on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

Cloud Nine by Kygo
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Cloud Nine by Kygo.

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Kygo commands the No. 1 spot on Top Dance/Electronic Albums as Cloud Nine, his debut release, starts at the summit. Its 17,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music, are the most for a title in a week this year. Cloud Nine is No. 11 on the Billboard 200.

Cloud Nine's first-week sales are the most since Disclosure's Caracal sold 25,000 (Oct. 17, 2015), as well as the most by an act in a first appearance on the chart since alt-rock cornerstone Linkin Park's remix set Recharged (33,000; Nov. 16, 2013). Norwegian tropical-house DJ Kygo also places nine tracks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, led by "Stay," featuring Maty Noyes (12-10). That track sold 5,000 downloads (up 99 percent) and drew 3 million U.S. streams (up 21 percent) in the tracking week.

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Additionally, "Raging," featuring Kodaline, jumps 22-16 on Hot Dance/Electronic Albums, and Kygo logs six debuts, including "Oasis," featuring Foxes (No. 19), and "Happy Birthday," featuring John Legend (No. 23). The one Kygo song on the chart which does not hail from Cloud Nine is "Coming Over," a collaboration with Dillon Francis, from his This Mixtape Is Fire EP. Featuring James Hersey, "Over" holds at No. 15 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, as well as No. 2 on Dance Club Songs.

3OH!3 IS 2: Below Kygo on Top Dance/Electronic Albums is the latest from 3OH!3, Night Sports, new at No. 2 (3,000 sold). The act’s first record in three years, Night is the fifth album to chart and fourth top 10 for the 303 area code (Boulder, Colo.)-based duo of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. The pair hit No. 1 with Streets of Gold in July 2010.

'ONE' is 13: David Guetta grabs the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "This One's for You," featuring Zara Larsson (No. 13). The UEFA Euro 2016 official song starts with 10,000 sold and arrives (at No. 8) as Guetta's 20th top 10 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, extending his record; Calvin Harris follows with 13.

Larsson, meanwhile, paired with MNEK, slips a spot to No. 3 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with former three-week No. 1 "Never Forget You." Speaking of the British producer, MNEK debuts at No. 34 with his first unaccompanied hit, "At Night (I Think About You)."

TIESTO TOP 10: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Tiesto, in collaboration with Oliver Heldens, tallies his eighth top 10 with "The Right Song," featuring Natalie La Rose (13-10). The song is the first top 10 for fellow DJ Heldens and the second for singer La Rose.

'HAPPY' NEWS: Moving to Dance Club Songs, Tony Moran migrates to the summit with "So Happy," featuring Jason Walker (2-1), the fourth No. 1 for the veteran producer and the third for the vocalist. Remixes from Victor Dinaire & Bissen, Moto Blanco and Todd Terry, among others, helped make Moran a happy chart leader.