FKA twigs launches at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Jan. 29) with Caprisongs. The set starts with 10,000 equivalent album units in its first week, ending Jan. 20, according to MRC Data.
It’s the English artist’s third No. 1, after LP1 (2014) and Magdalene (2019), and fifth top five entry, also following EP2 (No. 5, 2013) and EP M3LL155X (No. 2, 2015).
On the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, FKA twigs debuts 12 titles from Caprisongs, giving her 19 in her career. Two debut in the top 20: “Jealousy,” featuring Rema (No. 13), and “Ride the Dragon” (No. 18).
In a busy top five on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Bonobo bows at No. 3 with Fragments. His fourth top 10 opens with 6,000 units. Bonobo owns two No. 1s, The North Borders (2013) and Migration (2017).
Plus, Subtronics starts at No. 4 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with his first album, Fractals (4,000 units). He has scored five Hot Dance/Electronic Songs hits, including one top 10, “Griztronics,” with Griz (No. 9, 2019).
With FKA twigs, Bonobo and Subtronics all debuting in the Top Dance/Electronic Albums top five, it’s the first time that three or more titles have started in the region simultaneously in over five years. On the Dec. 24, 2016, chart, deadmau5 debuted with W:/2016ALBUM/ (No. 1), joined by Adventure Club’s Red // Blue (No. 4) and the various artists set UKF Dubstep 2016 (No. 5).
Meanwhile, on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Tiesto and Ava Max‘s “The Motto” motors into the top 10 (11-8). It’s Tiesto’s 15th top 10 (and Max’s third), tying him with Ariana Grande and Katy Perry for the sixth-most dating to the chart’s August 2003 inception. (David Guetta leads with 31.) Of those, Tiesto has four No. 1s: “I Will Be Here,” with Sneaky Sound System (No. 1 for two weeks, 2009); “Red Lights” (11 weeks, 2014); “Jackie Chan,” with Dzeko and featuring Preme and Post Malone (two weeks, 2018); and “The Business” (one week, 2020).
“Motto” is securing core-dance airplay at leaders including SiriusXM’s BPM, Music Choice’s Dance/EDM Channel and WZFL (Revolution 93.5) Miami. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)