Liam Payne, Dua Lipa & Marshmello Earn New No. 1s on Dance Charts
Plus, new top 10s for P!nk & Cheat Codes.
Liam Payne prances to his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Nov. 4) with "Strip That Down," featuring Quavo, who also scores his first leader (4-1). Previously, Payne had charted as high as No. 14 on his co-lead track with Zedd, "Get Low."
Payne is also the first One Direction member to top the radio-based chart, something the band never did: its signature hit, "What Makes You Beautiful," rose to No. 13 in May 2012. A quick snapshot of how the singer’s other 1D mates have done reveals the following: Niall Horan has two chart hits and one top 10 ("This Town," No. 26 in January, and "Slow Hands," No. 4 in October); former band member Zayn Malik has two top 10s ("Pillowtalk," No. 9, 2016, and "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever [Fifty Shades Darker]," with Taylor Swift, No. 3, March 2017); Harry Styles hit the chart with "Sign of the Times" (No. 37 in June); and Louis Tomlinson (with Steve Aoki) traveled to the top 10 with "Just Hold On" (No. 5 in March).
Continuing with Dance/Mix Show Airplay, P!nk parades 17-10 with "What About Us." It’s her first top 10 in five years, since "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" topped the chart on Oct. 27, 2012. Overall, P!nk has 13 chart hits, including seven top 10s and four No. 1s. Last week, "What" became P!nk’s third Dance Club Songs No. 1.
Dua Lipa leads Dance Club Songs for the third time, all in 2017, with "New Rules" (2-1). Only Rihanna has earned more No. 1s this year (five). Dua Lipa first topped the chart with "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" on Jan. 14 and followed with "Be the One" on June 24. "New" was remixed by NoTech, Vicetone and Alison Wonderland, among others.
Marshmello marches 4-1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales with "Silence," featuring Khalid. Spurred by the Oct. 12 release of Illenium’s remix, download sales soared 188 percent, to 19,000, according to Nielsen Music. The track is the first No. 1 for both the masked DJ and the singer. Meanwhile, "Silence" stays at the top for an eighth week on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (14.1 million U.S. streams, up 2 percent), rises a spot on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (3-2) and sails 10-6 on Dance Club Songs.
Plus, Cheat Codes collect their highest debut and third top 10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, starting at No. 9 with "Feels Great," featuring Fetty Wap and CVBZ. The track, also the second top 10 for Fetty and the first for CVBZ, sold 7,000 digital units, also good for a No. 4 entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales. With 2.7 million domestic streams, "Feels" also finds its way onto Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, at No. 25. On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Cheat Codes also continue to own another spot in the top 10, as "No Promises," featuring Demi Lovato, slips to No. 3 after three weeks at its No. 2 peak.