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Dua Lipa ‘Levitates’ Onto the Dance Charts With Madonna & Missy Elliott Remix

Dua Lipa's "Levitating" debuts on three Billboard Dance/Electronic charts, fueled by a remix with Madonna and Missy Elliott. 

Ahead of the Aug. 28 release of Dua Lipa‘s Club Future Nostalgia, the remix collection’s first single, “Levitating,” featuring Madonna and Missy Elliott, debuts on three Billboard Dance/Electronic charts.

The track launches at No. 6 on the streaming-, sales- and airplay-based Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Aug. 29). Lipa lands her fourth top 10 and first entry as a sole lead artist, following equally co-billed collaborations with Silk City (“Electricity”; No. 5, November 2018), Calvin Harris (“One Kiss”; No. 2, April 2018) and Martin Garrix (“Scared to Be Lonely”; No. 9, May 2017).

While Lipa is the lead artist on “Levitating,” the remix extends the chart histories of Madonna and Elliott.

Madonna earns her fifth entry on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, dating to the chart’s 2013 inception, and third top 10, after “B**** I’m Madonna,” featuring Nicki Minaj (No. 5), and “Living for Love” (No. 9), both in 2015.

Of course, that handful of hits does not account for her entire prolific career. Earlier this year, Madonna notched her record-extending 50th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart, a run that began in 1983.

For Elliott, “Levitating” is her first entry on Dance/Electronic Songs. As with Madonna, she boasts a robust chart legacy, including three No. 1s among 13 top 10s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, dating to her 1997 debut. She also counts two No. 1s on Dance Club Songs.


“Levitating” enters at No. 2 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart, with 7,000 downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 20, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also starts at No. 7 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs with 3.7 million U.S. streams.

The song further hits the Hot 100’s Bubbling Under chart at No. 10 and the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart at No. 13. All three dance charts above remain under the reign of Saint Jhn’s “Roses,” which celebrates its 20th week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, its 17th week in charge of Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and its 16th week atop Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.