It's a return to the top for the ambient act. Plus, chart action for Anne-Marie, Ariana Grande & NERVO.
Enigma enters Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Dec. 3) at No. 1 with The Fall of a Rebel Angel, which starts with 5,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. It's the second career No. 1 and first in 13 years for Michael Cretu's Enigma project, since Voyageur vaulted to the top on Oct. 18, 2003.
Additionally, as Enigma often straddles the line between ambient electronic and new age music, Rebel starts at No. 1 on New Age Albums, where it's also the act's second leader.
As Enigma's formative success predates the July 2001 inception of Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Rebel is its ninth album to hit the Billboard 200 (No. 122), dating to its first, 1991's MCMXC A.D. That set, driven by unlikely crossover smash "Sadeness Part 1," hit No. 6 on the Billboard 200, the act's first of two top 10s. "Sadeness" also became the first of Enigma's two top five Billboard Hot 100 hits, reaching No. 5 in April 1991. In May 1994, Enigma marched to No. 4 on the Hot 100 with "Return to Innocence," from its album A Cross of Changes.