The Chainsmokers Surge to No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart With 'Sick Boy'
Plus, the duo's new collab with Kelsea Ballerini goes top 10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.
The Chainsmokers score their third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Oct. 6) with Sick Boy (3-1). The collection earned 11,000 equivalent album units, up 85 percent, according to Nielsen Music, aided by the addition of new hit "This Feeling," featuring Kelsea Ballerini.
Sick reaches No. 1 in its 23rd chart week, completing the fourth-longest ascent to the top since the chart's July 2001 inception. Only The Postal Service's Give Up (65 weeks to No. 1, 2003-04), Disclosure's Settle (59 weeks, 2013-14) and Metro Station's Metro Station (36 weeks, 2007-08) took longer to lead.
The Chainsmokers' other No. 1s are Memories…Do Not Open (2017-18, for 46 weeks) and EP Collage (2016-17, 14 weeks).
With 1,000 copies sold in traditional album sales, Sick also zooms 8-2 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales.
On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, The Chainsmokers chug 18-5 with "This Feeling." The song, featuring Ballerini's vocals, rises with 17,000 downloads sold and 5.8 million U.S. streams in its first full tracking week. "Feeling" is the duo's 13th top 10, second only to Calvin Harris' 16 since the chart's January 2013 inauguration. It's the first appearance for Ballerini, who boasts four Country Airplay No. 1s since her 2014 debut.
On Dance Club Songs, Greek-Australian singer VASSY (real name Vassy Karagiorgos) and New York native DJ Lodato (aka Salvatore Lodato) lift 2-1 with "Doomsday." VASSY's fifth topper and Lodato's second was remixed by Dan Thomas, Kue and Liam Keegan & Riddler, among others.
VASSY tells Billboard, "I wanted to put out 'Doomsday' at a time that made sense. After the loss of Avicii, it all had us quiet in thought. The title of the song may sound dark, but I want it to hopefully help people, letting them know that you are not alone in your struggle, that we all have our dark times and, if we just persevere through them, we can get to the other side, sometimes even for the better."
"You need your lows to have your highs," she continues. "I do believe rejections in life are simply redirections and can be positive. But you can only see that at times after you go through it, so just hang in there and see. We all go through it some way or another, thus, the desire to release a record that speaks to that."