Star DJ/producer Harris is now tied with The Chainsmokers for the most No. 1s (three each) since the chart’s Jan. 26, 2013, inception, while Rihanna earns her first leader. The song that “This” dethrones? The Chainmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya.
Harris’ hike to the summit follows the revelation of his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift as Nils Sjoberg, his co-writer on the track. “This” sweeps as the chart’s top Airplay, Streaming and Digital Gainer, logging 114 million all-format radio audience impressions (up 7 percent), 17.6 million U.S. streams (up 7 percent) and 67,000 downloads sold (up 11 percent), according to Nielsen Music. The track remains at No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay for a seventh week and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs for a fourth frame and returns to the top of Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (2-1) for a third total week.
APHEX AT THE APEX: Shifting to Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Aphex Twin starts at No. 1 with Cheetah. The EP enters with 5,000 copies sold, the best weekly sum for the act, aka Richard David James, since its Grammy-winning Syro sold 7,000 (Oct. 18, 2014, after opening with 23,000 the prior week). Cheetah is the fourth No. 1 for James, whose last leader, Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008, arrived in September 2015 under the moniker AFX.
ROSBAEL RETURNS TO No. 1: Up 2-1 on Dance Club Songs, Rosabel, the DJ/producer duo of Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera, earns its sixth No. 1, and first in more than a decade, with “Livin’ for Your Love (Your Love),” featuring Jeanie Tracy, who notches her fourth topper (and third with Rosabel). Rosabel had last led with “Rhythm Intoxication” on the chart dated Feb. 25, 2006. Its new No. 1 was remixed by, among others, Spiritchaser, Barona, Hull and Ryan and Rosabel with E-Thunder.
“We couldn’t be happier [for] another fantastic No. 1, especially with all the competition,” Aguilera beamed to Billboard after learning of the coronation. “We feel truly blessed again.”