Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin Earn First No. 1 On Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart With 'I Like It'
Plus, Christina Aguilera leads Dance Club Songs, and new top 10s for DJ Khaled, Marshmello/Bastille and Calvin Harris/Sam Smith.
Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin bounce to the top of Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Sept. 1) with “I Like It” (2-1). The former Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (July 7) is the first Dance/Mix Show Airplay leader for all three acts.
Although not a natural dance/electronic song, the track samples Pete Rodriguez’s “I Like It Like That,” which was covered by The Blackout Allstars as “I Like It.” The latter song reached No. 19 on Dance Club Songs in December 1994 and No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1997.
The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on more than 80 top 40-formatted reporters.
Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, DJ Khaled climbs to his third top 10 with "No Brainer" (16-9), featuring Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper and Quavo. It’s also the 15th top 10 for Bieber, the second for Chance and the fourth for Quavo. Khaled also featured Bieber, Chance and Quavo on “I’m The One," also featuring Lil Wayne, reaching No. 4 on July 8, 2017.
Christina Aguilera crowns Dance Club Songs for the 10th time, driving 2-1 with “Accelerate.” The track features Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, each of whom earns their first leaders. “Accelerate” was remixed by Dicey & Faraoh Black, Pink Panda and Marc Stout, among others.
Aguilera’s first No. 1 came over 15 years ago, when remixes of ballad “Beautiful” bounced 3-1 on April 19, 2003. Beginning with “What A Girl Wants” (No. 18, March 2000), the singer has amassed 17 chart hits and 13 top 10s.
Marshmello and Bastille march in at No. 7 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Happier.” The fifth top 10 for the masked DJ and the first for U.K. band Bastille, “Happier” earned 6.2 million U.S. streams and sold 14,000 downloads in the week ending Aug. 23, according to Nielsen Music. (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs blends airplay, sales and streaming data to rank the most popular dance/electronic songs of the week.)
“Happier” also debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, Marshmello’s third topper and Bastille’s first. Concurrently, the track begins at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, Marshmello’s fourth and Bastille’s first to reach the top 10 on that list.
Calvin Harris and Sam Smith also team up to pierce the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs' top 10 with “Promises” (No. 8). While it is Smith's third top 10, it's Harris' 16th — extending his record of the most top 10s on the five-year-old tally (the chart launched in January of 2013). The Chainsmokers have the second-most top 10s, with 12 top 10s.
Sporting sales of 13,000 downloads, “Promises” starts at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, giving Harris his 22nd top 10 there. Since the chart’s January 2010 start, only David Guetta has more top 10s (30). The track is also Smith’s third top 10.
Plus, “Promises” packs 6.5 million domestic streams, debuting at No. 5 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs. Harris hails his 13th top 10, the most of all acts dating to the chart’s April 2013 beginning (The Chainsmokers are next with 10 top 10s). For Smith, the track is his third top 10.