RL Grime Debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums, Cash Cash Deposits Top Song Debut
Fresh off a tour with Baauer, RL Grime makes his first appearance on the Billboard charts with his "High Beams" EP.
RL Grime, back from a touring stint with Baauer, enjoys his first Billboard chart action as his “High Beams” EP debuts at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Albums with 2,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Grime, known for his remix of Kanye West’s “Mercy,” carries his unique trap/hip-hop/dance style throughout the five-track EP, out on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold.
Pet Shop Boys, who score their second No. 2 album in under a year on Dance/Electronic Albums with “Electric,” escalate 31-25 on Dance/Club Songs with the Stuart Price-produced lead single, “Vocal” (remixes by Flashmob, Wawa, Ivan Gomez & Nacho Chapado, among others). The duo’s album also opens at No. 26 on the Billboard 200.
Electro-house group Cash Cash hooks up with Black Cards vocalist Bebe Rexha to the tune of 10,000 downloads for “Take Me Home,” which is the Hot Shot Debut at No. 25 on Dance/Electronic Songs and starts at No. 15 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. A harder, festival-friendly remix by duo Alexa Guesta & Yan Kings aids sales for the group’s first Billboard chart action in three years.
Avicii rejuvenates Dance/Electronic Songs with “Wake Me Up!,” (7-6) which claims the Streaming Gainer award with a 19% spike to 1.4 million plays, 66% of which come from Spotify plays. The track moves 32-12 on the subscription service-based On-Demand Songs chart. The rare folk-inflected EDM song, driven by uncredited vocals from Aloe Blacc, also moves 59-52 on the Hot 100 and is new on Dance Club Songs at No. 39. “Wake Me Up!” hails from Avicii’s forthcoming (Sept. 17) studio album “True.”
Kylie Minogue earns her first hit on the 8-month old Dance/Electronic Songs chart as “Skirt” debuts at No. 44. On Dance Club Songs, the track rises 25-17 in its third week, as she hopes to extend her string of No. 1s on that chart to seven straight. Her chart-topping run began with “All The Lovers” in August 2010 and has continued through her most recent single, “Timebomb,” which hit No. 1 in August 2012.
Tiësto, who rests at No. 38 on Dance/Electronic Songs with “Take Me,” picks up his fourth top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay as the track, featuring vocals from Kyler England, rises 16-10 on radio-based ranking.
Major Lazer, with help from Bruno Mars, Tyga and Mystic, swings into the top 10 (13-10) on Dance Streaming Songs with “Bubble Butt.” The track earns 73% of its 1.1 million views from YouTube, an 18% increase on that medium compared to last week.
Daft Punk, which is enjoying its ninth week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, moves 132,000 downloads of “Get Lucky” this week, bringing its overall sum to 2.1 million units. The song is poised to soon become the top Dance/Electronic song of the year, as it currently ranks third, according to Nielsen SoundScan, behind “Scream & Shout” by will.i.am & Britney Spears (2.3 million) and “I Love It” by Icona Pop featuring Charlie XCX (2.2 million).