Kylie Minogue’s ‘Disco’ Swirls Back Onto Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
The original album debuted at No. 1 in November 2020.
Kylie Minogue dances back in at No. 2 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Nov. 27) with Disco, following the Nov. 12 release of the album’s expanded “Guest List Edition.” The set contains the original Disco album, which debuted at No. 1 in November 2020, as well as new collaborations and remixes of the original version’s singles.
This time around, Disco earned 5,000 equivalent album units (up 1,286%), including 4,000 from album sales, in the week ending Nov. 18, according to MRC Data. Last year, it opened with 19,000 units (15,000 sold). The album, all versions combined, has earned 35,000 units to date.
Three of the songs new to the “Guest List Edition” have hit the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart: “Real Groove,” with Dua Lipa (No. 15, January), “A Second to Midnight,” with Years & Years (No. 26, October), and “Kiss of Life,” with Jessie Ware (No. 49, November). Along with five tracks from the original release, Minogue totals eight of her 14 career entries on the chart from the Disco project (with the survey having begun in January 2013; Minogue first appeared on Billboard‘s charts in 1988).
Shifting to Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, Britney Spears, in the wake of the recent news of a Los Angeles judge’s termination of her conservatorship, muscles in at No. 5 with “Stronger,” up 1,161% to 1,400 downloads sold. It’s a new peak for the track, which was first released in 2000 and hit No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2001.
Dating to “3” (No. 6 peak upon the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart’s January 2010 inception), Spears has accumulated 21 appearances on the survey, including two No. 1s, each of which reigned for five weeks: “Till the World Ends” (2011) and “Scream & Shout,” with will.i.am (2013).
“Stronger” is also up 29% to 438,000 U.S. streams.
Meanwhile, on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Adele marches to her fifth top 10 with “Easy on Me” (12-7). A ballad in its original form, the song is earning significant core-dance airplay, thanks to remixes, on KQPS (Channel Q) Palm Springs, Calif., and SiriusXM’s BPM. (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.)
Previously, Adele achieved top 10 status on the chart with “Rolling in the Deep” (No. 2, 2011), “Someone Like You,” (No. 5, 2011), “Set Fire to the Rain” (No. 3, 2012) and “Hello” (No. 1 for three weeks, 2015).
Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Anabel Englund’s “Midnight Rapture” surges 17-8, becoming her fifth top 10. Her latest has an even higher standard to match, as each of her first four entries reached Nos. 1 or 2: “So Hot” (No. 2, May 2020), “Picture Us” (No. 1, October 2020), “Underwater,” with MK (No. 1, this April), and “Waiting for You,” with Yotto (No. 2, July).