Ariana Grande Hits No. 1, U2 Goes Top 10 on Dance Club Songs Chart
"No Tears Left to Cry" is Grande's first No. 1 as a lead act, while U2 earns its first top 10 this decade.
Ariana Grande grabs her second No. 1, and first as a lead artist, on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated June 23) with "No Tears Left to Cry" (2-1). The track was remixed by StoneBridge, Junior Sanchez and Eric Kupper, among others.
Beginning with "Baby I" (a No. 18 hit in November 2013), Grande has amassed 12 Dance Club Songs entries, including five top 10s and her two toppers. She first led with "Over and Over Again" (by Nathan Sykes featuring Grande), which climbed to the summit on Feb. 27, 2016. Her other top 10s are "Right There" (featuring Big Sean; No. 8, February 2014); "Break Free" (featuring Zedd; No. 3, October 2014); and "Into You" (No. 8, August 2016).
MAKE 'WAY' FOR U2: U2 also shines on Dance Club Songs as "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way" surges 17-9, becoming the band's sixth top 10 and first this decade. The Songs of Experience track was remixed by Cheat Codes, Will Clarke and Funk Hunters, among others.
U2 earns its first top 10 on the tally in nine years, since the No. 2-peaking "Magnificent" in July 2009.
U2 first hit Dance Club Songs (then known as the Disco Top 100) with its classic "I Will Follow," which hit No. 34 in May 1981. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have accumulated 12 chart hits, including its six top 10s and three No. 1s: "Lemon" (December 1993), "Discotheque" (two weeks, March 1997) and "Beautiful Day" (February 2001).
MARSHMELLO, VAN BUUREN BOW: Marshmello marches onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 15 with "Tell Me", the chart's top debut. The EDM track sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music; the sum is also good for a No. 10 entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.
"Tell Me," which also totaled 1.6 million U.S. streams, is the masked DJ's 16th entry on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. His two former No. 1s, "Silence," featuring Khalid, and "Wolves," with Selena Gomez, both continue in the top five, at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.
Plus, trance king Armin van Buuren blasts onto Dance/Electronic Album Sales at N0. 11 with the EP Blah Blah Blah. The set is his record-extending 41st charted title on the chart: he even has more than all soundtracks combined (39) and nearly twice as many as his closest artist competitor, Tiesto (22), dating to the chart's June 2001 inception.