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The Chainsmokers Notch Career-Best 15th Week Atop Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'Closer'

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The Chainsmokers & Halsey

The smash passes the 14-week reign of "Roses." Plus, new No. 1s for Justice, Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha, while Clean Bandit adds a top 10.

The Chainsmokers lead Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Dec. 10) for a 15th week with "Closer" (featuring Halsey), which becomes the act's longest-leading No. 1 on the ranking. The song eclipses the 14-week command of "Roses" (featuring Rozes) earlier in 2016.

The duo's Daya-assisted "Don't Let Me Down" followed "Roses" with a 12-week reign; of the 50 Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart weeks so far in 2016, The Chainsmokers have spent 41 of them at No. 1.

Since the chart's Jan. 26, 2013, inception, only two tracks have led longer than "Closer": Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" (26 weeks, 2013-14) and Major Lazer and DJ Snake's "Lean On" (featuring MO) (23 weeks, 2015-16).

"Closer" receives a boost from The Chainsmokers and Halsey's performance of it on the American Music Awards (Nov. 21), gaining by 25 percent to 73,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 24, according to Nielsen Music. Plus, as previously reported, "Closer" controls the all-format Radio Songs chart for a ninth week (146 million in audience), tying OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (nine weeks, 2003-04) for the longest rule by a duo in the chart's 26-year history.

JUSTICE No. 1: French duo Justice (Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Auge) bows at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Woman. The set starts with 5,000 sold, the act's best sales week since Audio, Video, Disco debuted (at No. 4) with 9,000 in 2011. The act earns its second No. 1, following 2007's Cross.

'LOVE' LEADS: Shifting to Dance Club Songs, Dutch DJ Martin Garrix and singer Bebe Rexha notch their second and first No. 1, respectively, with "In the Name of Love" (2-1). Garrix first led with "Animals" three years ago. Remixes from The Him, Sneaker Snob and Stash Koniq, among others, helped lift "Love" to the top.

On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, "Love" earns top Airplay Gainer honors at its No. 5 high (in its 14th week in the top 10). The track  enters Radio Songs at No. 49 with 24 million all-format audience impressions, up 22 percent. 

CLEAN BANDIT BREAKS INTO TOP 10: Clean Bandit collects its second Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10 with "Rockabye" (11-9), featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, who each earn their first. The track, borrowing elements from "Rock-a-Bye Baby," the classic nursery rhyme, earns top Streaming Gainer kudos, racking 3.5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week (up 18 percent), also sparking its 13-11 push on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs. "Rockabye" also rises 18-17 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (3,000, up 36 percent).

In 2014, Clean Bandit spent three weeks at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with its first chart hit, "Rather Be," featuring Jess Glynne. Since, the UK act added two top 20 tracks: "Real Love," with Glynne, and "Tears," featuring Louisa Johnson.