The Chainsmokers Charge to Third Consecutive No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs
Plus, dance chart action for Zedd & Alessia Cara, Starley, Ed Sheeran & more.
The Chainsmokers again replace themselves at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated March 18), logging an unprecedented third consecutive leader by the same act, as "Something Just Like This," with Coldplay, leaps 6-1. "Paris" rose 2-1 on the March 11 ranking, dethroning "Closer" (featuring Halsey), which reigned for a record 27 weeks.
Meanwhile, "Something," "Paris" and "Closer" rank at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the list, respectively, marking the first time that an act has monopolized the top three dating to the chart's Jan. 26, 2013, inception.
"Something" surges to the summit following its first full week of tracking after its Feb. 22 release. The song is the DJ duo's record-extending sixth Hot Dance/Electronic Songs No. 1, double the sum of runner-up Calvin Harris. Coldplay lands its first leader in its second appearance; "A Sky Full of Stars," co-written and -produced by Avicii, reached No. 3 in 2014.
ZEDD ZOOMS: Also on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Zedd and Alessia Cara cruise 19-6 with "Stay" (19-6). Zedd's eighth top 10 and Cara's first (in her first chart visit) climbs with 13 million in radio audience, 11.7 million U.S. streams and 50,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music, following its Feb. 23 arrival.
STARLEY SHINES: Starley scores her first Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, springing in at No. 10 with "Call On Me." The debut is sparked by the rising popularity of Ryan Riback's radio remix, which, in addition to drawing airplay on core dance outlets KNHC Seattle and SiriusXM's BPM channel, is outselling the more pop-flavored original version by a three-to-one margin. "Call" collected 11 million in radio audience, 7.5 million U.S. streams and 10,000 downloads sold in the tracking week.
"Shape" is Sheeran's second Dance Club Songs entry, following his feature on Rudimental's No. 38-peaking 2016 hit "Lay It All on Me." "Shape," atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, also rebounds for a second week at No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.
KATY, BRUNO HIT TOP 10: Continuing with Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Katy Perry captures her 14th top 10 with "Chained to the Rhythm," featuring Skip Marley (19-6). Perry is now tied with Kaskade for the third-most top 10s since the chart's August 2003 inception; only Rihanna (23) and David Guetta (22) have managed more. The song is the first entry on the chart for Marley (or any member of the famed musical Marley family).
Plus, Bruno Mars tallies his sixth Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10, motoring 13-7 with "That's What I Like." The song follows the No. 2-peaking "24K Magic."