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The Chainsmokers Replace Themselves at No. 1: 'Paris' Succeeds 'Closer' Atop Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

The Chainsmokers, "Paris"
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The Chainsmokers, "Paris"

Plus, chart action for The Weeknd & Martin Solveig.

The Chainsmokers charge to a record-extending fifth No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (dated March 11), as "Paris" rises 2-1, halting the duo's record 27-week reign with "Closer," featuring Halsey. Dating to the chart's Jan. 26, 2013, launch, Calvin Harris ranks second with three leaders.

Only one act had previously replaced itself at No. 1: Avicii ended the 26-week rule of "Wake Me Up!" with "Hey Brother" (March 22, 2014). Coincidentally, The Chainsmokers claimed their first No. 1, "#SELFIE," the very next week.

"Paris" collected 63 million airplay audience impressions (up 1 percent), 19.4 million U.S. streams (up 20 percent, boosted by the Feb. 16 premiere of its official video) and 41,000 downloads sold (down 1 percent) in the latest tracking week, according to Nielsen Music (along with a slice of chart points from club play).

Additionally, The Chainsmokers debut at No. 6 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with their Coldplay collaboration "Something Just Like This," the former's seventh top 10 (and Coldplay's second), tying the twosome with Avicii, David Guetta and Zedd for the second-most after Harris (10). "Something" -- which, along with  "Paris," is from the pair's debut full-length, Memories…Do Not Open (due April 7) -- starts with 3.7 million U.S. streams and 33,000 sold.

The Chainsmokers also dominate Dance/Mix Show Airplay, as "Paris" rebounds 2-1 for a second chart-topping week. Meanwhile, The Weeknd notches his sixth top 10 on the chart with "I Feel It Coming," featuring Daft Punk, which earns its third top 10 (12-9). The song is the follow-up to "Starboy," which reached No. 2 in November … during the record 20-week reign of "Closer."

A PLACE IN THE TOP 10: Martin Solveig solidifies a spot in the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 for the first time in more than four years, as "Places," featuring Ina Wroldsen, climbs 15-10. It's the third top 10 for French DJ Solveig and the first for the Norwegian vocalist. Solveig arrived on the chart with "Hello" (featuring Dragonette), which led for four weeks in 2011. He has scored six total chart hits, including his second top 10, "The Night Out" (No. 6, 2012).