Avicii, who died on April 20, 2018, tops Billboard‘s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated June 1) with “SOS,” featuring Aloe Blacc, marking the first posthumous leader in the chart’s nearly 16-year history.
It’s the DJ’s second No. 1 and Blacc’s first, as the latter was uncredited as the vocalist on Avicii’s first leader, “Wake Me Up!” (10 weeks at No. 1 in 2013). “SOS,” remixed by Laidback Luke and others, also sails 14-8 on Dance Club Songs, becoming Avicii’s 12th top 10 and Blacc’s first.
Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Dynoro and Ina Wroldsen roll 14-10 with “Obsessed,” each act’s second top 10.
‘FALL’ RISES: On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Illenium and Jon Bellion leap 13-8 with “Good Things Fall Apart.” Illenium’s first top 10 and Bellion’s second drew 3.9 million U.S. streams and sold 4,000 downloads in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music. “Good” also goes 11-3 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales and debuts at No. 17 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs.
NEW ‘LIFE’: Hilary Roberts notches her first Dance Club Songs No. 1 with “Back to Life.” The track updates Soul II Soul’s pop/R&B smash, which spent three weeks on top in summer 1989. Roberts’ version was remixed by Andrew Wilson and Richard Cutmore, Perry Twins and Wideboys, among others.
MADONNA’S 61ST TOP 10: Also on Dance Club Songs, Madonna and Maluma zoom 16-7 with “Medellín,” upping Madonna’s record for the most top 10s dating the chart’s August 1976 inception as a national survey to 61; Rihanna follows with 37. The song, remixed by Offer Nissim, LA95 and Robbie Rivera, among others, is Maluma’s second top 10 and first in a lead role.