David Guetta grabs his second No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart, as Listen launches with 25,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 30, according to Nielsen Music. It’s the best sales week for the French DJ since the No. 1 debut of his last original studio album, Nothing But the Beat, in 2011 (56,000).
Listen has yielded multiple hits, including “Dangerous,” which holds at its No. 6 peak on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. That track, featuring Sam Martin’s vocals, is both the top Digital Gainer (29,000 sold, up 15 percent) and Streaming Gainer (1.9 million U.S. streams, 74 percent from Spotify, according to Nielsen), touching new peaks on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (6-4) and Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (12-6).
Meanwhile, Guetta’s previous single, also featuring Martin’s vocals, “Lovers on the Sun,” soars to within two spots of its No. 12 peak on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, reached in July (20-14). The DJ debuts seven other songs on the chart, upping his total to 16; only Calvin Harris (17) has more since the list began in January 2013. Concurrently, he surges 97-48 on the Billboard Artist 100.
Further on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Axwell /\ Ingrosso‘s “Something New” arrives at No. 19. With 9,000 sold, the duo’s track is also good for a No. 11 entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. Look for another entrance from the former Swedish House Mafia members next week, as “Can’t Hold Us Down,” already No. 27 on Dance Club Songs, hit retail Dec. 1.
Speaking of the Club chart, Alesso advances to No. 1 with “Heroes (We Could Be)” (2-1). It’s the second chart-topper for the Swedish DJ, who, along with Sebastian Ingrosso, hit No. 1 with “Calling (Lose My Mind)” in June 2012. “Heroes” becomes the first No. 1 for featured act Tove Lo, who hit No. 30 with her own “Habits (Stay High)” last month. Remixes from Amtrac, Craig Welsh, and Jai Wolf, among others, aided Alesso and Tove Lo’s ascent.
Finally, Dillon Francis nets his first top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, “When We Were Young” (12-10). The song is from Francis’ album Money Sucks, Friends Rule, which debuted at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Albums last month. Accompanying Francis on “Young” are Sultan & Ned Shepard, who topped Dance/Mix Show Airplay three years ago with “In the Air”; the DJ duo teamed with Morgan Page and BT on that track.