Lillywood & Robin Schulz reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as “Prayer in C” powers 3-1. The song is the chart’s top Airplay and Digital Gainer, netting 52 million all-format radio audience impressions (up 17 percent), according to Nielsen Music. It also crowns Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (2-1), with a 13 percent increases to 36,000 downloads sold. The track additionally rises 3-2 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, up 10 percent in plays.
The ascension of “Prayer” to the top of Hot Dance/Electronic Songs ends the 11-week reign of Mr. Probz‘s “Waves,” which was given a new life after Schulz remixed it and Ultra Records released it, with radio promotion handled by RCA Records. (“Waves” was originally a ballad.) Schulz also charts with “Sun Goes Down” at No. 35, after peaking at No. 21 in December, and has applied his radio-friendly remix style to current hits by David Guetta (“Dangerous,” now at No. 8) and Axwell /\ Ingrosso (“Something New,” No. 18).
‘7/11’ = 1: Beyonce banks her 22nd No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with “7/11” (2-1). She ties Rihanna for the second-most toppers in the chart’s 38-year history. Madonna leads with 43 — and rises 11-6 with “Living for Love,” her record-extending 58th top 10.
After six hits with Destiny’s Child, including the No. 1 “Independent Women, Pt. 1” in 2000, Beyonce first cracked Dance Club Songs with “Work It Out” (No. 11, 2002) and first hit No. 1 a year later, with “Crazy in Love.” (She added two more No. 1s with Destiny’s Child in 2005.)
“7/11” also becomes just the third No. 1 since the chart’s inception with a title doubling as a number. Prince partied at the penthouse with “1999” in 1982 and Paul Hardcastle led with “19” in 1985. (Other numbered numbers have hit No. 1, like Madonna’s “4 Minutes” and the KLF’s “3 A.M. Eternal,” but those song titles also included words.) Remixes from Diplo & Skrillex, Tracy Young and Dirty Pop, among others, helped Beyonce bask in her latest No. 1 glory.
SUPER START: Circling back to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, A-Trak, Milo & Otis score the top debut at No. 14 with “Out the Speakers,” featuring Rich Kidz. First released last May, the song was featured in a Super Bowl spot for MTN DEW Kickstart (a blend of Mountain Dew, juice and coconut water) The bulk of its chart points (80 percent) are from its 692,000 U.S. streams, with almost all clicks from the commercial (featuring the track’s audio). “Speakers” is the first Hot Dance/Electronic Songs hit for all three acts.
APHEX AT THE APEX: Aphex Twin jumps 4-1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with EP Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 (3,000 units, up 22 percent). The English producer first led just four months ago with Syro. That album was his first to chart since 26 Mixes For Cash hit No. 3 in 2003. Aphex Twin also hit No. 6 with Drukqs in 2001 (four months after the chart’s premiere).