Kygo & Selena Gomez's 'It Ain't Me' Debuts in Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart's Top 10
The DJ debuts with his Gomez collab & his "Fifty Shades Darker" track. Plus: New No. 1s for Ed Sheeran & Thievery Corporation.
"Ain't" (crediting both Kygo and Gomez as leads) is the second top 10 debut for both acts. Kygo's "Stay," featuring Maty Noyes, started at No. 8 in December 2015, while "I Want You to Know" (by Zedd featuring Gomez) made a No. 9 entry in March 2015. The new track is the third overall top 10 for Kygo and the second for Gomez.
Following its Feb. 16 release, "Ain't" sold 19,000 downloads in the week ending that day, according to Nielsen Music, also good for a No. 4 start on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales. That sum plus 1.7 million U.S. streams and 14 million radio airplay audience impressions (through Feb. 19) all contribute to the track's high Hot Dance/Electronic Songs debut. Following a full first week of tracking, "Ain't" should make a notable advance on the March 11-dated list, as well as jump from its No. 93 debut on the Billboard Hot 100.
Concurrently, Kygo bows on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Cruise" at No. 22. From the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack (new at No. 1 on the March 4 Billboard 200), the song starts with 945,000 domestic streams and 5,000 sold.
The Norwegian DJ ups his count to 15 chart appearances, tying him with Dave Aude and Tiesto for 10th place among acts with the most appearances since the chart's January 2013 inception. "Cruise" marks the first Billboard chart action for vocalist Jackson (not to be confused with the seventh president of the United States…)
GOOD 'SHAPE': Ed Sheeran surges to his first Dance/Mix Show Airplay No. 1 with "Shape of You" (3-1). The track, at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a fourth week, is Sheeran's sixth Dance/Mix Show Airplay hit, spanning back to his first, "Sing" (No. 23, 2014). "Shape" is also Sheeran's third top 10, joining "Don't" (No. 4, 2014) and "Thinking Out Loud" (No. 7, 2015).
"Shape" sports radio-friendly remixes from Galantis, Jack Wins and Tony Arzadon and Steve Smooth, among others. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on more than 80 pop-formatted reporters.)
10TH TOP 10: Thievery Corporation swipes its 10th top 10 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, as Temple of I & I debuts at No. 4 on the consumption-based chart with 6,000 equivalent album units. With traditional sales of 6,000 copies (the bulk of the title's total on Top Dance/Electronic Albums), Temple arrives at No. 1 on the solely sales-based Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart.
The heritage electronic act's first record in three years, Temple is its 10th top 10 in a more than 14-year history on the chart. Its first entry, The Richest Man in Babylon, hit No. 2 in October 2002. The Rob Garza and Eric Hilton-fronted act first hit No. 1 in March 2005, leading for two weeks with Cosmic Game. Its second (and most recent) topper, Radio Retaliation, followed in October 2008. Saudade, the Corporation's last release, started at No. 2 in April 2014.