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Illenium ‘Ascends’ to His First No. 1 On the Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

Plus, moves for Cheat Codes & Daniel Blume, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello and more.

Illenium lifts to his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, as Ascend arrives atop the Aug. 31-dated list with 25,000 equivalent album units, amounting to Illenium’s best career week, according to Nielsen Music.

Ascend is the third top 10 for Illenium (aka Denver-based producer Nick Miller), after Awake (No. 3, 2017) and Ashes (No. 6, 2016).

Ascend also opens at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales (9,000 copies sold) and No. 14 on the Billboard 200, also both career highs.


On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the set’s collab with The Chainsmokers, “Takeaway,” featuring Lennon Stella, surges back to its peak (7-3), having totaled 5.1 million U.S. streams (up 18%) and 2,000 sold (up 27%) in the tracking week. Plus, “Good Things Fall Apart,” with Jon Bellion, boasts a new high right below (9-4; 3.5 million streams, up 57%). Illenium also debuts eight tracks on the survey, including “In Your Arms,” with X Ambassadors (No. 16), and “Hold On,” with Georgia Ku (No. 17).

Looking at Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Cheat Codes and Daniel Blume blast 4-1 with “Who’s Got Your Love,” the first leader for each act. It’s the sixth chart hit for Cheat Codes (and first for Blume) and tops the act’s prior best, “No Promises” (featuring Demi Lovato), which reached No. 2 in October 2017. “Love” is drawing sizable airplay on core-dance outlets, including SiriusXM’s BPM, KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco and Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel.

Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, three tracks trek into the top 10. Sigala and Becky Hill each make initial visits to the region, soaring 13-5 with “Wish You Well,” while Sam Feldt also finds his first top 10, surging 16-9 with “Post Malone,” featuring Rani, who likewise completes her first trip to the top tier. Plus, Shawn Mendes scores his third top 10 and Camila Cabello collects her fourth with the Billboard Hot 100’s new No. 1, “Señorita” (12-10).