Die Antwoord Dominates Dance/Electronic Chart & Sets Career Sales High
Plus, chart action for Breathe Carolina.
Die Antwoord scores a new personal-best weekly sales sum of 11,000, according to Nielsen Music, as Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid arrives at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Oct. 8). The new total bests the act's previous high of 7,000 copies sold of its lone prior No. 1, Donker Mag, in its opening frame (June 21, 2014).
Additionally, only three titles on Top Dance/Electronic Albums have sold more copies than Mount Ninji in their opening weeks in 2016: Lindsey Stirling's Brave Enough (45,000, Sept. 10), Flume's Skin (18,000, June 18), and Kygo's Cloud Nine (17,000, June 4).
The South African self-described "Zef Ninja Rap Rave Crew" performed the new set's "Banana Brain" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Sept. 20, and the track rebounds 43-36 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (after reaching No. 30). That song and another cut from the new album, "Fat Faded F--- Face," which ranked at No. 16 on the Oct. 1-dated Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart, mark Die Antwoord's first appearances on any Billboard song charts.
Also on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Breathe Carolina returns at No. 4 with the EP Sleepless (2,000). All five of the act's entries have hit the top five, led by 2014's Savages, its first No. 1.