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Giorgio Moroder Returns to Dance Charts After 38 Years

His new 'Deja Vu' launches atop Top Dance/Electronic Albums. Plus, chart moves for Madonna, Ricky Martin & Pitbull.

Dance icon Giorgio Moroder makes his first appearance on a Billboard album chart in nearly 38 years, as Deja Vu opens at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums. The comeback set sold 7,000 copies in the week ending June 21, according to Nielsen Music.

Deja Vu also enters at No. 72 on the Billboard 200, marking Moroder’s first appearance on the list since From Here to Eternity peaked at No. 130 in 1977. (Top Dance/Electronic Albums premiered in 2001).


The two-time Academy Award winner and four-time Grammy winner also lands two tracks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: the title track, featuring Sia, re-enters at No. 37 (as it  surges 26-14 on Dance Club Songs), while “Tom’s Diner,” his Suzanne Vega remake featuring Britney Spears, debuts at No. 38. The Vega original hit No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 13 on Dance Club Songs in late 1990. Moroder’s version instantly becomes his best-selling digital track, piercing Dance/Electronic Digital Songs at No. 14 (7,000 downloads sold).

Another song from Deja Vu, “Right Here, Right Now,” featuring Kylie Minogue, peaked at No. 26 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (April 18). The same week, it went all the way to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, becoming Moroder’s first topper on the tally in 15 years.

Madonna Returns to Hot 100 With ‘B**** I’m Madonna’

NEW MATERIAL: Another dance icon, Madonna, scores a re-entry on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “B**** I’m Madonna” at No. 5. The track, featuring Nicki Minaj, is Madonna’s first top five hit and second top 10 since the chart’s Jan. 26, 2013 launch.

Powered by its star-laden video, “B****” boasts sales of 13,000, up 1,703 percent, good for a No. 6 re-entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. It also garnered 2.6 million U.S. streams (up 1,454 percent, with 81 percent stemming from Vevo on YouTube views), granting Madonna her first appearance on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (No. 5).

On Dance Club Songs, “B****” enters at No. 26, kicking off its bid to become the third No. 1 from her album Rebel Heart, following “Living for Love” and “Ghosttown.” Remixes of “B****” from Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand and Sick Individuals, among others, were released on June 16.

‘DOWN’ IS UP: Further on Dance Club Songs, Ricky Martin celebrates his first No. 1 with “Mr. Put It Down” (2-1). It’s the seventh top 10 and ninth song to chart overall for the Latin icon, who first ignited clubs 16 years ago with “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” which hit No. 5. (On the Hot 100, the smash reigned for five weeks in 1999.)

“Down” is also the 13th topper for featured act Pitbull, tying him with Enrique Iglesias for the most No. 1s by a male in the chart’s nearly 39-year history. Pitbull additionally enters a four-way tie for the 10th-most No. 1s among all acts. Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here’s an updated look at the artists with the most No. 1s:

45, Madonna
23, Rihanna
22, Beyonce?
19, Janet Jackson
17, Mariah Carey?
16, Kristine W?
16, Jennifer Lopez
15, Katy Perry
15, Donna Summer?
13, Lady Gaga
13, Whitney Houston
13, Enrique Iglesias
13, Pitbull

In addition to a record total among men, Iglesias and Pitbull share two Dance Club Songs No. 1s, both with Iglesias as the lead and Pitbull as the featured act: “I Like It” (2010) and “I Like How It Feels” (also featuring the Wav.s, 2011). Notably, Mr. Worldwide has been the lead act on just three of his 13 No. 1s: “International Love,” featuring Chris Brown (2012); “Timber,” featuring Kesha (2014); and “Time of Our Lives,” with Ne-Yo, earlier this year. (Pitbull has never charted without an accompanying act.)

Remixes from Big Syphe, Jump Smokers and DJ White Shadow, among others, helped lift Martin and Pitbull to the Dance Club Songs summit.