CMA Awards 2018
Kelly Clarkson's 'Love So Soft' Hits No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart
The song is the original 'American Idol' champ's sixth leader. Plus, chart action for Clean Bandit, Crankdat & Camila Cabello.
Kelly Clarkson crowns Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Nov. 18) for a sixth time, as "Love So Soft" lifts 2-1. "Love" was remixed by Dave Aude, Cash Cash and Ryan Riback, among others. She had last led with "Heartbeat Song" in May 2015.
"Love" is the lead single from Clarkson's first album on Atlantic Records, Meaning of Life, which debuts at No. 2 on the Nov. 18 Billboard 200 with 79,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, marking her eighth top 10 set.
Clarkson's Dance Club Songs chart history began on March 12, 2005, when "Since U Been Gone" debuted at No. 43. A month later, the track peaked at No. 22. Clarkson claimed her first of 10 top 10s in May 2006, when "Walk Away" strolled to No. 5.
It took another six years, however, for Clarkson to finally top the survey: "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" hit No. 1 on March 3, 2012. The track became Clarkson's first of five consecutive leaders, followed by "Dark Side" (August 2012), "Catch My Breath" (February 2013), "People Like Us" (June 2013) and "Heartbeat."
Over on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Clean Bandit culls its fourth top with the debut of "I Miss You" at No. 10. Also the first top 10 for featured singer Julia Michaels, the song starts with 3.4 million U.S. streams and 6,000 downloads sold.
On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Crankdat commands his first top 10 with "Dollars" (11-7). Plus, Camila Cabello cruises 16-10 with "Havana" (featuring Young Thug), their second and first top 10, respectively. (Cabello first scored two top 10s as a member of Fifth Harmony.)