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Avicii Remembered With ‘Wake Me Up!’ & More on Billboard Dance/Electronic Charts

Plus, moves for The Chainsmokers, Vassy & Afrojack, Maroon 5 and Arty.

Following his death April 20, several Avicii titles return to Billboard‘s dance/electronic charts (dated May 5).

True, No. 1 for six weeks in 2013-14, re-enters Top Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 1, earning 17,000 equivalent album units (up 1,244 percent), according to Nielsen Music, while EP AVICI (01) re-enters at No. 2 (11,000, up 871 percent) and Stories reappears at No. 4 (8,000, up 1,602 percent).

On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, three Avicii songs re-enter in the top 10: “Wake Me Up!” (No. 2), “Levels” (No. 4) and “Hey Brother” (No. 7), among 12 total titles on the chart. Of that dozen, “Silhouettes” (No. 23) hadn’t charted previously, giving Avicii a 30th entry, tying him with David Guetta for the second-most entries in the chart’s five-year history; Calvin Harris leads with 32.


“Wake,” No. 1 for 26 weeks in 2013-14, remains a week shy of tying The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” (featuring Halsey; 2016-17), for the most time at the top slot.

With a 718 percent increase to 16.4 million U.S. streams, “Wake” also returns at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, where Avicii sports seven titles. Plus, sales of 25,000 downloads (up 1,965 percent) take “Wake” 20-1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, where Avicii claims nine spots; both the streaming and sales charts are 25 positions-deep.

FOUND AT No. 1: On Dance Club Songs, VASSY and Afrojack jump 2-1 with “Lost,” featuring Oliver Rosa. Remixed by AmPm, Dan Thomas and Kue, among others, “Lost” is VASSY’s fourth No. 1, Afrojack’s second and Rosa’s first.


CHAINSMOKERS CHART: The Chainsmokers debut at No. 3 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Sick Boy (EP), earning 11,000 units. Concurrently, Sick track “Somebody,” featuring Drew Love, debuts at N0. 10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. It’s the DJ duo’s 11th top 10, tying them with David Guetta for second among all acts; Calvin Harris leads with 15 top 10s.

“Somebody” is  The Chainsmokers’ fifth top 10 debut, tying them with Kygo for the most top 10 bows in the chart’s history. The track (Love’s first-ever Billboard chart entry) drew 3.4 million U.S. streams and sold 19,000 downloads in its first week.

Additionally, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay set a new mark for the longest-charting title on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, logging a 62nd week with “Something Just Like This” (2-5). The superstar pairing passes the 61-week run of Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On” (featuring MO), through May 14, 2016. “Something” ended 2017 as the chart’s year-end No. 1, having posted 25 non-consecutive weeks on top.

NEW TOP 10s: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Maroon 5 and Arty earn new top 10 hits. Maroon 5 flies to its eighth top 10 with “Wait” (14-8), while Arty ascends to his second with “Sunrise,” featuring April Bender, who bags her first (16-9).