ZHU Zips to No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums
Plus, moves for Skrillex & Diplo and Tritonal.
ZHU zooms onto Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Aug. 20) at No. 1 with Generationwhy, his first full-length album. The set sold 3,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. Previously, the DJ/producer (full name: Steven Zhu) missed the top 10 by one notch with each of two EPs, Nightday (No. 11, May 2014) and Genesis Series (No. 11, November 2015).
So far, four tracks from Generationwhy have hit the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, including the title track (No. 36 on the Aug. 20 chart), "Hometown Girl" (No. 40) and "In the Morning" (No. 43). ZHU arrived with the No. 12-peaking "Faded" in 2014 and hit a high of No. 11 this May with "Working for It," with Skrillex and THEY.
'MIND' MATTERS: Skrillex and Diplo return to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 24, with "Mind," featuring Kai. The track previously hit No. 40 when it charted in the wake of the Feb. 24, 2015, album release Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U, but it re-enters thanks to remixes released July 29 from Ekali & Gravez, Malaa and Wiwek, to name a few. "Mind" surges by 127 percent to 1,000 downloads sold and 32 percent to 842,000 domestic streams.
'BLACKOUT' IN TOP 10: Tritonal trots into the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 with "Blackout," featuring Steph Jones (11-9). It's the fourth top 10 for the house-trance duo of Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed. Along with the original, remixes from Madison Mars, FTampa and Laxx, among others, have helped the track to 19,000 in digital sales since its Jan. 29 release.