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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.