Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' Debuts Atop Dance/Electronic Albums
The set starts at the summit, while five of its tracks dot Dance/Electronic Songs. Plus, Calvin Harris collects another Dance/Mix Show Airplay No. 1, Foxes serves 'Youth' to clubs and Zedd 'Stay''s hot
As she blasts in atop the Billboard 200, Lady Gaga captures her fifth No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums with “ARTPOP,” tying Daft Punk for the second-most No. 1s in the chart’s 12-year history. Only club DJ Louie DeVito, with seven, has scored more.
With 258,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, “ARTPOP” arrives with the second-best single-week sales sum for a dance/electronic album this year. It trails only Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” (339,000, June 8, reflecting its first-full sales week).
In advance of her Thanksgiving night team-up with the Muppets, Gaga also overtakes Dance/Electronic Songs, where she charts five “ARTPOP” tracks. Former No. 1 “Applause” (2-2) claims Digital and Streaming Gainer honors (3.3 million U.S. streams, up 25%, according to Nielsen BDS), while four tracks make their way onto the list: “Venus” (No. 13), “Aura” (a re-entry at No. 14), “Donatella” (No. 21) and “Swine” (No. 23).
GOOD ‘THINKING’: Like Gaga on Dance/Electronic Albums, Calvin Harris makes it five No. 1s, but on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, as “Thinking About You,” featuring Ayah Marar, rises 3-1. Harris, who spent nine weeks at No. 1 earlier this year with “Sweet Nothing,” also increases his total weeks at No. 1 in the 10-year history of the ranking to 42. Only Rihanna, with 47 weeks at the top combined for her 11 No. 1s, has tallied more.
“Thinking” marks the first Billboard No. 1 for vocalist Marar, whose first solo hit, “Beg Borrow Steal,” debuts at on Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 49 and increases 25-20 on Dance Club Songs.
'YOUTH' TRIUMPHS: Foxes (born Louisa Rose Allen) grabs her first lead/solo No. 1, as “Youth” ascends to the top of Dance Club Songs (3-1). She first reached the chart's apex in February as the vocalist on what would become Zedd’s mainstream breakthrough hit, “Clarity.”
Remixes from Danny Howard, Seamus Haji and Breakage, among others, contributed to the coronation of “Youth."
NOT ‘STAY’-ING PUT: Zedd looks poised to top Dance Club Songs next week with “Stay the Night” (featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore), which pushes 4-2 as the chart’s Greatest Gainer.
“Stay” bumps 4-3 as the Airplay Gainer (48 million audience impressions, up 19%, according to BDS) on Dance/Electronic Songs. The track improves 4-3 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (44,000 downloads sold, up 8%) and 8-6 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (1.4 million, up 14%).