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Ariana Grande, ODESZA Own No. 1s On Dance Charts

Ariana Grande breaks to the top of Dance/Mix Show Airplay, while duo ODESZA crowns Dance/Electronic Albums. Plus, chart action for Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Basement Jaxx.

Ariana Grande scores her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart as “Break Free,” featuring Zedd, flies 7-1. Grande peaked at No. 2 in her first chart appearance with “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea.

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“Free” marks Zedd’s third leader, following his own “Spectrum,” featuring Matthew Koma (which reigned for three weeks in 2012), and “Stay the Night,” featuring Paramore‘s Hayley Williams (11 weeks, 2013-14).
“Break Free” holds at No. 1 for a fourth week on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs while bursting into the top 10 on Dance Club Songs (14-9).


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O YES: ODESZA opens at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums with In Return (6,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, formed at Western Washington University in Bellingham, hit No. 7 two weeks ago on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart with “Say My Name.” That track, featuring vocals from Zyra, earns a debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 46). ODESZA is on tour through the end of November.
‘BLAME’ GAME: Calvin Harris follows his four-week No. 1 Hot Dance/Electronic Songs smash “Summer” with “Blame” (featuring John Newman), the chart’s top debut at No. 15. Sales of 7,000 propel it onto Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at the same rank.
Harris and Newman performed “Blame” at the iTunes Festival 2014 in London on Sept. 7. (The U.K. iTunes Store offers buyers of “Blame” a bonus track, “C.U.B.A.” The songs can be purchased a la carte or together for the same price.)

START OF ‘SOMETHING’ BIG: Tiesto triumphs on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, as “Say Something” debuts at No. 20. The deep house cover of A Great Big World‘s No. 4 Hot 100 ballad (with Christina Aguilera) is also a marked stylistic departure from the original, but also from the electro-pop of Tiesto’s recent hits “Red Lights” and “Wasted.” “Say” starts with 13,000 sold and enters Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 10.
BASEMENT TAPES: Basement Jaxx leads Dance Club Songs for the fourth time as “Never Say Never” rises 2-1. It’s the duo’s first leader in 14 years: it last led with “Bingo Bango” in July 2000. Remixes from Mark Knight and Tiesto and MOTi, among others, drove “Never” to the top. The song appears on Basement Jaxx’s Junto, which entered Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 5 last week.