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Bassnectar Makes ‘Noise’ At No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums

He nabs his first No. 1 on the survey. Plus, dance chart action for Coldplay, Disclosure and Kiesza.

Bassnectar bangs out his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart, as “Noise vs. Beauty,” his eighth charted album, debuts with 13,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The bow marks Bassnectar’s best sales week in more than two years; “Vava Voom,” his last full-length set, debuted at No. 2, also with 13,000 (although a slightly higher raw total than that of “Noise”). “Noise,” his sixth Dance/Electronic Albums top 10, also debuts at No. 5 on Independent Albums (via the Amorphous label) and No. 21 on the Billboard 200.


EDM Power Players: The DJs

Bassnectar (real name: Lorin Ashton) soars on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with his first entry on the chart, “You & Me” (34-24).

SHOOTING ‘STARS’: Coldplay celebrates its second No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with “A Sky Full of Stars” (3-1). Produced with Avicii and remixed by Disciples and Bassanova, among others, the rock band’s EDM track has shown wide appeal; it also bounds 13-11 on Alternative Songs and 20-17 on Adult Pop Songs. “Sky” is Coldplay’s third consecutive Dance Club Songs top 10, and fourth overall visit, spread across more than a decade. After “Clocks” hit No. 31 in 2003, “Talk” reached No. 1 in 2006 and “Paradise” rose to No. 7 in 2011. “Stars” also holds at No. 18 in its third week on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.
The song already became Coldplay’s first No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs and, with a No. 10 peak, its first top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 since “Viva La Vida” hit No. 1 on June 28, 2008.
FULL DISCLOSURE: Disclosure posts sales, airplay and streaming gains with its slow-building smash, “Latch.” It hits No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs in its 42nd week on the chart, marking the longest journey to the top in the tally’s short lifetime (dating to its Jan. 23, 2010, launch). Previously, Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina held the record with “Stereo Love,” which reached No. 1 in its 35th frame (Dec. 11, 2010).

EDM Power Players: The Executives

“Latch” sold 101,000 units, up 10 percent (marking the only dance/electronic song to break the 100,000-unit threshold) in the week ending June 29. That’s also good for a 12-9 move on the overall Digital Songs list. “Latch,” which features Sam Smith, holds at No. 3 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. The song penetrates the top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (13-9), while climbing 5-4 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (2.7 million U.S. streams, up 4 percent, with 70 percent from on-demand service Spotify, according to Nielsen BDS).

‘HIDEAWAY’ DISCOVERED: Kiesza continues her ascent up Billboard’s dance charts with her former U.K. and Belgian No. 1 “Hideaway.”  The track shows increases on all fronts (sales, radio, streaming and club), pushing 14-11 on the hybrid Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (up 44 percent in overall chart points). “Hideaway” also jumps 28-15 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (8,000, up 72 percent) and 9-6 on Dance Club Songs.