Beck blasts onto multiple Billboard charts with his bright, dancey single “Dreams.” With a No. 13 start on Alternative Songs, it’s the genre-shifting artist’s highest debut ever, and highest peak since “Nausea” reached the same height in 2006. “Dreams” is the lead single from Beck’s forthcoming 10th studio album.
Beck previously reached the summit of the Alternative Songs airplay chart twice: with his first entry, “Loser” in 1994 and again with “E-Pro” in 2005.“Dreams” also enters Rock Airplay at No. 8, with 7.2 million in audience, according to Nielsen Music, and Adult Alternative Songs at No. 7.
“Dreams” arrives with 22,000 downloads sold in the week ending June 21 and 462,000 domestic streams. In turn, “Dreams” gives Beck his first top 10 on Hot Rock Songs (No. 9) and Rock Digital Songs (No. 5).
Beck scored his first leader on Adult Alternative Songs just last year with “Blue Moon,” from his most recent album, the introspective Morning Phase, which won the album of the year Grammy earlier this year.
‘Renegades’ Rules: On Rock Airplay, X Ambassadors‘ “Renegades” rules, rising 2-1 with a 17 percent lift in audience, marking the Ithaca, N.Y., group’s first leader on the list. Mirroring its fast rise on Alternative Songs, where it spends a second week at No. 1, the title jumps to the top in just its ninth week on Rock Airplay. It’s the group’s first entry on the chart and precedes its debut album, VHS, due Tuesday.
One-Two Punch: Five Finger Death Punch scores its highest debut on Mainstream Rock Songs (No. 14) with “Jekyll and Hyde,” the first single from the metal group’s sixth studio album, Got Your Six, due Aug. 28. The band previously started as high as No. 20 with “Lift Me Up” in 2013 and has notched three leaders on the list, among 13 top 10s dating to 2007. The new song also marks the act’s highest start on Hot Rock Songs (No. 18), powered by its 17,000 downloads sold.Grand Debut: Nate Ruess crowns Top Rock Albums with his solo debut Grand Romantic, which starts with 28,000 sold. Ruess previously opened atop the chart with his band fun.‘s 2012 album Some Nights (70,00 first-week units), which also peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. His new solo set starts at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. Ruess’ fun. bandmate Jack Antonoff bowed on Top Rock Albums back in August with his band Bleachers, reaching No. 2 with Strange Desire (21,000 sold in its first week).