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Plus, moves for Excision, The Radio Dept., Far East Movement & Armin van Buuren.
Christina Aguilera achieves her ninth No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Nov. 12) with "Telepathy," featuring Nile Rodgers, who earns his fourth. Originally released on the soundtrack to Netflix's The Get Down, the track was remixed by Eric Kupper, Moto Blanco and Solidisco, among others.
While "Telepathy" is the first topper for Aguilera since "Say Something," with A Great Big World, in May 2014, dance music pioneer Rodgers has re-emerged as a tour de force in the last year-plus. Since Chic's "I'll Be There" (featuring Rodgers) led on June 20, 2015, only Rihanna has posted more leaders (five) than Rodgers, with Disclosure also tallying four in that span.
Shifting to the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, dubstep DJ Excision (aka Jeff Abel), infects the chart with Virus at No. 2 (2,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music). He bests his prior No. 3 high, set by Codename X in February 2015.
At No. 6 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Swedish act The Radio Dept. tunes into the chart for the first time with Running Out of Love (1,000 sold). The set concurrently starts on Heatseekers Albums at a career-best No. 19; the act reached No. 20 on the list in May 2010 with Clinging to a Scheme (which sold slightly more than Running in its first week). The Radio Dept. also appeared on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart in September with the Running track "Swedish Guns."
Far East Movement flies onto Top Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 7 with Identity (1,000), matching the peak of its first (and sole prior) entry, 2012's Dirty Bass (which launched with 3,000).The new set includes "Freal Luv" (with Marshmello and featuring Chanyeol and Tinashe), at No. 32 in its second week on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (after debuting at No. 20).
Meanwhile, Armin van Buuren bows at No. 14 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Club Embrace. The remix set is the trance king's 30th entry on the chart, extending his record for the most in the survey's 15-year history. Tiesto follows with 20.