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Calvin Harris Sets Dance/Electronic Chart Records

Harris becomes the first act to place three songs simultaneously in the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10 and sets the mark for the most hits to reach the upper region.

Calvin Harris becomes the first act to place three songs simultaneously in the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, as “Outside,” featuring Ellie Goulding, debuts at No. 7. It joins “Blame,” featuring John Newman (No. 2) and “Summer” (No. 9) in the upper tier. “Outside” is also Harris’ sixth top 10 on the nearly two-year-old chart, pushing him past David Guetta and Zedd (both with five) for the top mark. It’s the second chart pairing for Harris and Goulding: their “I Need Your Love” spent four weeks at No. 3 in mid-summer 2013.


“Outside” starts with 47,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan (good for a No. 2 bow on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs), while “Blame” serves as the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Digital Gainer with a rise of 6 percent to 42,000. Meanwhile, “Blame” ascends 2-1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, marking Harris’ seventh No. 1, tying him with Madonna and Guetta for the second-most chart-toppers. Rihanna leads with 11.

Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electornic Songs Chart

All three of Harris’ tracks hail from his album Motion, due Nov. 4. On the Hot 100, “Outside” debuts at No. 68, while “Blame” rises five spots to No. 21. In the last 10 years, Harris and Guetta have each placed seven songs in the top 40 of the Hot 100, the most among DJs. Harris is also the only DJ in the upper half of the Billboard Artist 100, cruising 37-23.

Kiesza captures the No. 1 spot on Dance/Electronic Albums with her debut, Sound of a Woman (7,000 units). Breakout hit “Hideaway” hangs for a 16th consecutive week in the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, having peaked at No. 7 in August. The track takes the Streaming Gainer nod, garnering 1.5 million U.S. streams (up 52 percent), according to Nielsen BDS. The set also includes “Giant in My Heart” (of which new remixes were sent out last week), “Bad Thing” and “The Love,” each of which has charted on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.

Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne launched the video to their new single, “Real Love,” on Oct. 20. Now, the track becomes their second Hot Dance/Electronic Songs hit, debuting at No. 34. Their inaugural collab, “Rather Be,” reigns at No. 1 for a second week.

Following his heated Twitter exchange with Paris Hilton last week, Deadmau5 soars back into the top 10 (25-9) on Dance/Electronic Albums with while(1<2). The album, which spawned four top 30 hits on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, debuted at No. 1 on July 5.

On Dance Club Songs, Yoko Ono obtains her 12th No. 1, “Angel” (3-1). Remixes from Dave Aude, Dank, and DJLW, among others, contributed to the dance diva’s latest success. Only 12 artists have collected more No. 1s than Ono since the chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey.