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Avicii’s ‘TIM’ Hits No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

Plus, Dido tops Dance Club Songs for the first time in 15 years.

 Avicii accelerates to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated June 22) with TIM.

The posthumous set, which debuted last week at No. 2 from only one day of availability, earned 28,000 equivalent album units in its first full frame (ending June 13), according to Nielsen Music. With 6,000 from traditional album sales, TIM holds at No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart.

The set is Avicii’s third leader on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, following True (2013) and Stories (2015). True logged six of its eight weeks at No. 1 in 2013-14 and returned for two more leading weeks (May 5 and 12, 2018) following the Swedish star’s death on April 20, 2018. Avicii’s AVICI (01) EP, released in August 2017, also peaked on May 5, 2018, at No. 2. Rounding out the DJ’s five chart entries is his self-remixed album True (Avicii by Avicii), which reached No. 8 in April 2014.


Concurrently, Avicii enters Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 4 with “Heaven.” The track, which sports a prominent uncredited vocal from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, is Avicii’s 11th top 10; since the chart’s January 2013 inaugural, only Calvin Harris (18), The Chainsmokers (17) and David Guetta (13) have more. Plus, with all 12 of TIM‘s tracks hitting the chart, Avicii now has 42 total chart hits, the most of all acts (Guetta follows with 40).

Other TIM tracks to debut include on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs include “Heart Upon My Sleeve,” with Imagine Dragons (No. 14), and “Hold the Line,” featuring A R I Z O N A (No. 18).

With 7,000 downloads sold in the tracking week, “Heaven” heads up Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, marking Avicii’s second leader. “Wake Me Up!,” similarly powered by an uncredited vocal (from Aloe Blacc), is his other No. 1 (for 22 total weeks, including 21 from its original run in 2013-14 and then another in May 2018).

“Heaven” additionally logged 7.6 million U.S. streams, enough for a No. 3 debut on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs. Avicii’s eighth top 10 brings his second-best start, following “SOS” (featuring Blacc), which debuted at No. 2 on April 27.

Plus, Dido darts to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs for the first time in nearly 15 years with “Give You Up” (2-1). She last led with “Sand in My Shoes” in November 2004. Remixed by Mark Knight, Marc Stout and Tony Arzadon and Laibert, among others, “Give” is Dido’s fifth topper amid six top 10s in seven chart appearances, dating to her first No. 1, “Thank You,” in September 2001.