Deadmau5 Debuts at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums
Plus, The Chainsmokers tie a record, R3hab reaches No. 1 & more.
Deadmau5 debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Dec. 24), as W:/2016ALBUM/ starts with 8,000 copies sold in the week ending Dec. 8, according to Nielsen Music. The set is the mouse man's third leader, following 2012's Album Title Goes Here and 2014's While(1<2). Dating back to 4x4=12, which started at No. 2 six years ago (Dec. 25, 2010), Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) has drawn six consecutive top-three debuts.
Deadmau5 also appears on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for the first time in two years, as two tracks from W:/2016ALBUM/ pierce the list. "Let Go," featuring Grabbitz, arrives at No. 39 and "4ware" at No. 45.
MIX MASTERS: The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, ties the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 13-year history of Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, spending a 16th week at the summit. Dating to the list's Aug. 16, 2003 inception, only Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child," featuring John Martin, previously logged 16 weeks on top (2012-13). Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" follows with 15 weeks at No. 1 in 2009.
Meanwhile, DJ Party Favor (real name: Dylan Ragland) hits the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 (14-9) with "In My Head," featuring Georgia Ku. The track is the first top 10 on any Billboard songs chart for both the DJ and vocalist.
R3HAB REIGNS: R3hab blasts 6-1 on Dance Club Songs with "Icarus," the Dutch DJ's second No. 1 and first as a lead artist. R3hab (real name: Fadil El Ghoul) first led in January 2013 as featured on Havana Brown's "Big Banana." Remixes from R3hab vs. Skylark, Black Caviar and Ghost Loft aided R3hab's rise.
"Icarus" is the first title to soar from as far as No. 6 to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs since Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" surged 6-1 on Aug. 31, 2013.