David Guetta Is No. 1 ‘Again’ on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
The re-released 'Listen' re-enters on top. Plus, Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez reach new heights.
David Guetta goes back to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart for the first time since May 30 with Listen. The album re-enters the list (dated Dec. 19) at the summit following its Nov. 27 re-release as Listen Again (which was merged with the original Listen for chart purposes). The set returns with 2,000 copies sold, up 1,077 percent, according to Nielsen Music.
Guetta’s original Listen was released Nov. 24, 2014 and enjoyed two weeks at No. 1 from its debut (Dec. 13). Listen started with 25,000 sold, which remained its best weekly sum until May 30, when, heavily discounted at Google Play, it returned to No. 1 with 29,000 sold. This week, the album logs its fourth total week at the top.
On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Guetta’s “Bang My Head,” featuring Sia and Fetty Wap, grows considerably, earning top Digital and Streaming Gainer honors (16-12). “Bang” sold 7,000 (up 150 percent), while drawing 911,000 U.S. streams (up 49 percent). The track zooms back to the top 10 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (22-7; after reaching No. 4) and debuts on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs at No. 25. While the version of “Bang” on the original Listen featured Sia, a new mix, featuring Sia and Fetty Wap, was added to Listen Again.
ON A ‘MISSION’: Major Lazer rides a similar path to Guetta, reaping Greatest Gainer status on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Peace Is the Mission (5-2). Also re-released Nov. 27 as Peace Is the Mission Extended, the album sold 2,000, up 110 percent. On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the Diplo-fronted act ranks at No. 1 for a 21st week with “Lean On,” with DJ Snake and featuring MO. Meanwhile, Major Lazer bows on the latter chart at No. 27 with “Boom,” featuring MOTi, Ty Dolla $ign, Wizkid and Kranium. Not included on the original Peace, “Boom” sold 3,000 downloads in the tracking week.
DANCE DIVA DEMI: Demi Lovato leaps to her fifth consecutive (and total) No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with “Confident” (2-1). Previously, Lovato led with “Heart Attack” (2013), “Neon Lights,” “Really Don’t Care” (both 2014) and this year’s “Cool for the Summer” in September. “Confident” conquered clubs with remixes from The Alias, DJ Lynnwood (DJLW), Marc Stout and more.
GOMEZ GOES TOP 10: Selena Gomez surges into the top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with “Same Old Love” (12-9). It’s her fifth top 10, and third this year, following “I Want You to Know,” credited to Zedd featuring Gomez (No. 2 in May), and “Good for You,” featuring A$AP Rocky (No. 6, September). Selena Gomez & The Scene topped the chart with “Naturally” (2010) and hit No. 9 with “Love You Like a Love Song” (2012). Remixes of “Same” from Borgore, Filous, Wuki and Romos were released digitally Nov. 20. As previously reported, “Same” also rises to the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10 this week.