Adore Delano Debuts & Major Lazer Moves ‘Up’ on Dance Charts
The former "RuPaul's Drag Race" star scores a No. 1 album, while Major Lazer reigns at radio. Plus, moves for Martin Garrix, Seeb & Shawn Hook.
Major Lazer leaps 4-1 on Billboard‘s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated April 2) with “Light It Up,” featuring Nyla. Hitting the top in only five weeks, “Light” is the fastest No. 1 since Adele‘s “Hello,” which reached the summit on Dec. 12, 2015, in just its fourth frame.
The new leader is the second for Diplo-fronted Major Lazer, whose “Lean On” (with DJ Snake and featuring MO) spent 13 weeks at No. 1 and finished atop the 2015 year-end Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.
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‘PARTY’ TIME: Adore Delano (real name: Daniel Noriega) debuts at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with After Party (3,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music). The set is the first No. 1 for the former RuPaul’s Drag Race star, whose first album, Till Death Do Us Party, entered and peaked at No. 3 in June 2014. Released on indie label Producer Entertainment Group, After Party also enters at No. 13 on Independent Albums.
THEY FOUND THE CHART: On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Martin Garrix grabs the Hot Shot Debut with “Now That I’ve Found You” (No. 21). Featuring John & Michel, the song sold 7,000 downloads in the tracking week and enters Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 10 (marking his third top 10 on the tally).
Additionally on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Norwegian duo Seeb (Espen Berg and Simen Eriksrud), which remixed Mike Posner’s top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” scores its first entry with “Breathe,” featuring Neev (No. 30).
CATCHY HOOK: Finally, on Dance Club Songs, Shawn Hook snags his first No. 1 with “Sound of Your Heart” (2-1). Remixes from Dave Aude, Jump Smokers and Mike D, among others, helped propel the trained pianist and pop singer-songwriter to the pinnacle.