Major Lazer Earns First Dance Club Songs No. 1 With 'Cold Water'
Plus, moves for Ariana Grande, Zedd & more.
Major Lazer leaps to its first leader on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Sept. 24), as "Cold Water," featuring Justin Bieber and MO, rises 2-1. Remixes from Lost Frequencies, Ocular and Afrojack, among others, helped drive Diplo to his first No. 1, either solo or as part of Major Lazer.
"Water" is the fourth topper for Bieber and first for MO. The track has previously perched atop Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Dance/Electronic Digital Songs and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (it now sits at No. 2 on all three charts) and holds at its No. 3 high on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. It's also No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, after rising to No. 2.
'DOWN' IS UP: Speaking of Dance/Mix Show Airplay, two tracks trek into the chart's top 10: Runaground's "Chase You Down" (15-8) and Ariana Grande's "Into You" (13-10). "Chase" is the first top 10 on any Billboard chart for electropop singer-songwriter Andy Kirk (whose alias stems from the navy ship, the LCI(G)-580, that carried his grandfather before running aground during the WWII battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines).
Grande earns her sixth top 10, the most among all acts since she first hit the region with "Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea (June 28, 2014). Bieber, Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift trail with five top 10s each in that span.
STS9'S BEST: On Top Dance/Electronic Albums, STS9 (short for Sound Tribe Sector 9) debuts at No. 2 with The Universe Inside (1,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music). It's the act's highest position to date, as well as its best sales week since 2008, when Peaceblaster bowed with 2,000.
Another act on the list celebrates its best sales week in almost a decade, as ambient electronic act Eluvium (aka Matthew Cooper) enters at No. 10 with False Readings On (1,000 sold). His first album in six years, Readings is Eluvium's first top 10, as well as best sales week since Copia moved slightly more copies upon its March 10, 2007, debut.
A(DRENALINE) TO Z(EDD): Zedd zips onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with the chart's Hot Shot Debut, "Adrenaline," in collaboration with Grey (No. 38). The hard instrumental track, a departure from Zedd's pop-leaning, vocal-driven songs, is the DJ's 15th entry since the chart began in January 2013 (and the first for brother duo Grey). The track sold 3,000 downloads in the tracking week, good for a No. 17 entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.