Afrojack Stands 'Tall' On Dance, Electronic Charts

Meredith Jenks
Afrojack photographed on May 2, 2014 at The Skylark in New York City.

Afrojack enters at No. 2 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with his debut album, "Forget the World" (8,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The set, also new at No. 32 on the Billboard 200, contains the hits "As Your Friend," featuring Chris Brown, and "The Spark," featuring Spree Wilson, as well as current single "Ten Feet Tall," featuring Wrabel.
"Tall" makes a big move toward the top 10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (16-12, up 56 percent in chart points) as it enjoys a 79 percent sales gain to 9,000, good for a 27-14 vault up Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, in addition to a 48 percent streaming gain (409,000 U.S. streams, with 60 percent from Spotify, according to Nielsen BDS).
"Forget the World" contains collaborations with a plethora of other male vocalists, including Sting, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Matthew Koma.

'DARE,' PART 1: Shakira shakes her way to her first top 10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Dare (La La La)" (14-8). Hailing from both Shakira's self-titled album and "The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album: One Love, One Rhythm," "Dare" gains following the May 22 arrival of its official video. The anthemic dance track re-enters Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs at No. 4 (2 million, up 258 percent, with 82 percent from Vevo on YouTube).
"Dare" also debuts on Dance Club Songs (No. 46), powered by remixes from Chuckie and Chus & Ceballos.

'DARE,' PART 2: Following the release of new remixes from Tritonal and Andrew Rayel, Hardwell returns to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Dare You" (No. 16). The track originally peaked at No. 27 upon its debut on Dec. 28. Sales of 11,000 (up 432 percent) spur a No. 12 re-entry for the Matthew Koma-voiced EDM track on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.

DEADMAU5 IN THE HOUSE: Deadmau5 previews his forthcoming double album "while(1<2)" (due June 17) with the instrumental "Avaritia," the highest debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 22). Its 12,000 sold make for a No. 11 entry Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.

A second cut from the album, "Seeya," was released on Tuesday (May 27), so look for it to impact the charts next week. The catchy, funky, disco house track features vocals from Colleen D'Agostino. Both Deadmau5 cuts have been sent to club DJs).

DUMONT'S 'GOT' A No. 1: Duke Dumont earns his second Dance Club Songs No. 1 in as many tries with "I Got U" (2-1). The follow-up to "Need U (100%)" (featuring A*M*E), which led the Aug. 24, 2013, list and was nominated for a Grammy Award (best dance recording), "Got" features vocalist Jax Jones, as well as a sample of Whitney Houston's "My Love Is Your Love." (In remixed form, "Love" became the eighth of Houston's 13 Dance Club Songs No. 1s in 1999.)
Dumont's creation rises to the top with help from remixes by MK, Tensnake, W&W, Bondax and Manny Lehman, among others.


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