Daft Punk Tops Dance Chart, Zedd Rises After GRAMMY Wins
Daft Punk returns to No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums and sets the pace on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs following multiple Grammy wins. Zedd, a fellow Grammy winner, and Timeflies debut new singles and Bastille accomplishes a crossover rarity
Daft Punk shoots back to No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart (5-1; 8,000 copies sold, up 91%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) with "Random Access Memories." The set won Grammy Awards Sunday (Jan. 26) for album of the year and best dance/electronica album. It should see further gains on next week's chart, following a full week of post-Grammy sales.
This week marks the album's 17th week at the top and first since Sept. 21. The set's monster hit "Get Lucky," the Grammy winner for record of the year and best pop duo/group performance, captures a trio of honors on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs as the greatest Airplay, Digital and Streaming Gainer, rising 7-4. The track spent 13 weeks at No. 1, most recently in August.
"Lucky" also cruises back into the top five on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, registering its best sales week since the Sept. 14 frame (9-4; 50,000 downloads sold, up 206%). The optimistic anthem rebounds 7-4 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (1.6 million U.S. streams, up 28%, according to Nielsen BDS).
The duo's next single, "Give Life Back to Music," was sent to radio this week. It's already spent 14 weeks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, peaking at No. 18 when multiple "Random" album tracks bowed concurrent with the album's chart debut the week of June 8.
A(VICII) TO Z(EDD): Zedd, with Miriam Bryant and Matthew Koma (who also voiced Zedd's 2012 hit "Spectrum"), explodes onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 25 with "Find You." The track bows with 7,000 downloads sold, capping a fantastic week for Zedd: he won the Grammy for best dance recording for "Clarity," which spent six weeks at No. 2 (trailing Daft Punk's "Get Lucky") on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs last summer.
Zedd is currently locked in at No. 2 again, this time with "Stay the Night," featuring Hayley Williams, for a seventh week. Avicii continues to keep Zedd from the summit, as "Wake Me Up!" extends its record with a 21st week at No. 1.
WASTING NO TIME: Timeflies takes the top debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with new single "All the Way" (No. 11). The cut gathers 85% of its points from sales, also entering Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 8 (27,000).
Remixes from Laidback Luke and Chuckie were serviced to club DJs on Jan. 30, so look for Timeflies to burn up Dance Club Songs in coming weeks. The act's breakout hit "I Choose U" peaked at No. 6 on the ranking in September.
ROCKING THE CLUBS: Bastille, utilizing remixes from Kat Krazy, Audien and Bassjackers, among others, storms its way to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with "Pompeii" (3-1). As the song completed a four-week run at No. 1 on Alternative Songs on Nov. 16 (and remains in the charts top five, at No. 5, list this week), it becomes just the fourth song to top both Alternative Songs and Dance Club Songs (dating to former survey's 1988 launch; Dance Club Songs dates to 1976 as a weekly national chart). On the Billboard Hot 100, "Pompeii spends a second week at its No. 10 peak to date.
Here is a look at the select four songs to top Alternative Songs and Dance Club Songs:
"Pompeii," Bastille, 2013-24
"Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra, 2012
"Discotheque," U2, 1997
"Regret," New Order , 1993