Thievery Corporation, Zedd Zoom On Dance Charts
Thievery Corporation debuts its first album in nearly three years, as "Saudade" enters Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart at No. 2 with 7,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Featuring songs from five guest vocalists, the album's unique brand of Brazilian bossa nova-influenced electronica sounds like little else on the charts.
"Saudade" is Thievery Corporation's ninth top 10, tying the act with Armin van Buuren for the fifth-place among acts with the most top 10s in the chart's nearly 13-year history. Only Louie DeVito, Tiesto (15 each), the Happy Boys (12) and DJ Skribble (11) have more.
Thievery Corporation has notched two No. 1s on Dance/Electronic Albums: 2005's "Cosmic Game" and 2008's "Radio Retaliation."
"DRIVE" DEBUTS: Also new to Dance/Electronic Albums is trance and progressive house DJ/producer Gareth Emery, as "Drive," enters at No. 6 (2,000). The album's list of collaborators includes Krewella, Christina Novelli, Ben Gold and Roxanne Emery (Gareth's sister), among others. Single "U," featuring Bo Bruce, appeared on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 44 on Feb. 22. "Drive" also arrives at No. 3 on Heatseekers Albums.
Emery is perhaps best known to U.S. radio audiences for hit "Concrete Angel" (featuring Christina Novelli), which peaked at No. 15 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Aug. 4, 2012).
QUITE A "FIND": "Find You," the latest from Zedd (birth name: Anton Zaslavski), rises 2-1 on Dance Club Songs. It's the fourth chart-topper (all consecutive) for Zedd, the second for Koma (both with Zedd, following 2012's "Spectrum") and first for vocalist Miriam Bryant.
Remixes from Tritonal, Kevin Drew, Dave Aude, Syn Cole and Dash Berlin aided Zedd in his latest journey to No. 1. "Find You" also hits the top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (13-8). Zedd's previous single, "Stay the Night," featuring Paramore's Hayley Williams, enjoyed an 11-week run at No. 1 on the airplay tally beginning in December.
SNAKEPIT: DJ Snake and Lil Jon capture Streaming Gainer honors in their second week at No. 1 on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Turn Down for What." The track hits No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (2-1) with an 11 percent gain to 4.2 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen BDS. The song spends an eighth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (96,000, down less than 1%) and a second week at No. 7 on the all-format Digital Songs chart.
STOP AND GO: Tiesto takes the Digital Gainer award on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Red Lights" (8-6; 18,000 downloads sold, up 15 percent). Those numbers are good for a return to its No. 9 peak on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs for the first time since its debut week (Jan. 4).
Meanwhile, Tiesto sits pretty at No. 1 for an eighth consecutive week on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. "Lights" topped out at No. 2 on Dance Club Songs on April 5, marking his strongest showing on the survey so far.
"WHITE" HOT: Chromeo previews its forthcoming album, "White Women," due May 12, with "Jealous (I Ain't With It)," which debuts at No. 40 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. One of four album tracks already available for sale, "Jealous" benefits from a remix by the Chainsmokers.