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The Chainsmokers Dominate Top Two Spots of Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

The Chainsmokers
Rory Kramer

The Chainsmokers

"Closer" rules for a 23rd week, while "Paris" soars 14-2. Plus, Bonobo debuts at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, while Clean Bandit & Krewella cruise to new top 10s.

The Chainsmokers' "Paris" soars 14-2 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Feb. 4), following its first full week of airplay, sales and streaming.

The track from the DJ duo of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, released Jan. 13, debuted a week ago on the strength of three days' worth of radio airplay alone (to the tune of 21 million audience impressions through Jan. 15, according to Nielsen Music). Following its first full week of airplay tracking (Jan. 16-22), the song boasts 37 million in audience. Add in first-week sales of 92,000 downloads and domestic streams totaling 14.6 million (both in the Jan. 13-19 tracking period) and the act is knocking on the door of a record-extending fifth No. 1 since the chart's January 2013 start. The Chainsmokers' fourth topper, "Closer," featuring Halsey, continues to lead, at No. 1 for a 23rd week.

Speaking of "Closer" at No. 1, and with "Paris" up to No. 2, The Chainsmokers are just the second act to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs simultaneously. Avicii doubled up for five consecutive weeks in 2014, with "Wake Me Up!" and "Hey Brother"; the former led the first four of those weeks, while the latter logged its lone week on top in the final frame (March 22). The act that broke Avicii's lock on the top two the following week? The Chainsmokers, whose first No. 1, "#SELFIE," snapped up the top spot for the first of two weeks on March 29, 2014.

"Paris" debuts at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, below "Closer," which is (as on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs) likewise in its 23rd week at No. 1. If "Paris" hits No. 1, The Chainsmokers will chalk up a fourth leader on the streaming list, passing PSY for the most leaders since the chart's April 2013 inception.

Additionally, "Paris" starts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, where it's the twosome's fifth topper, second only to Nicki Minaj's six since the chart's January 2010 launch. On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, "Paris" powers 31-8 to become The Chainsmokers' sixth top 10.

As previously reported, "Paris" enters the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 7 (marking the act's highest debut), Digital Song Sales at No. 2, Streaming Songs at No. 9, and Radio Songs at No. 32.

BONOBO MIGRATES TO No. 1: Bonobo (aka Simon Green) barrels onto Top Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 1 with Migration, scoring a weekly career high of 6,000 copies sold. It's the act's second No. 1, following The North Borders, which stormed 12-1 on April 20, 2013 with 4,000 sold (Bonobo's prior best frame).

Migration is the Los Angeles-based producer's fourth entry on the chart and third top 10; he earned his first with Black Sands, which reached No. 7 in October 2010.

CLEAN BREAKAWAY: Clean Bandit cruises 21-5 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with burgeoning crossover hit "Rockabye," featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie. It's the second top 10 for the U.K.-based outfit (Grace Chatto and brothers Jack and Luke Patterson), following its first chart hit, "Rather Be," featuring Jess Glynne, which led the Sept. 13, 2014, chart. "Rockabye" is also the fourth top 10 for Paul and second for Anne-Marie.

On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, "Rockabye" rolls into the top 5 (7-5). It also surges into the top 40 on the Hot 100 (51-38).

Krewella also climbs into the top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "Team" (13-10), the fourth top 10 for sister act Jahan and Yasmine Yousef (and first without former member Rain Man, aka Kris Trindl). Krewella topped the chart with its first chart hit, "Alive," for three weeks in May 2013.