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Major Lazer & Marcus Mumford March to No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart

Plus, moves for Bonnie & Clyde, Harry Styles and BRONSON.

Major Lazer and featured vocalist Marcus Mumford leap from No. 4 to No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Aug. 22) with “Lay Your Head On Me” (4-1).

Major Lazer adds its third leader, following “Lean on Me,” with DJ Snake and featuring MO (13 weeks at No. 1, 2015), and “Light It Up,” featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG (two weeks, 2016).

Mumford earns his first Dance/Mix Show Airplay No. 1, after conquering multiple rock-based rankings as a member of Mumford & Sons. “Head” previously topped the Adult Alternative Songs radio airplay chart, for three weeks in June and July, becoming Mumford’s first solo leader (to go along with four for Mumford & Sons), as well as Major Lazer’s first No. 1 on the chart.

The song is the fifth to have led both Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Adult Alternative Songs. It follows The Killers “Read My Mind,” which hit No. 1 on each chart in 2007, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra (2012), Adele’s “Hello” (2015) and Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” (2017).

“Head” hits the top perch with airplay on core-dance outlets including leaders KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel and WCPY Chicago in the week ending Aug. 16, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. (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.)

Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Bonnie and Clyde cruise 21-8 with “Love Is Killing Me,” the act’s second chart hit and first top 10. Plus, Harry Styles surges to his second top 10 with “Watermelon Sugar” (12-10).

Shifting to Top Dance/Electronic Albums, BRONSON begins at No. 5 with its debut, self-titled release. The set starts with 5,000 equivalent album units, including 2,000 from album sales, in the week ending Aug. 13.

BRONSON, a collaboration between ODESZA (Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight) and Australian act Golden Features (Thomas Stell), also returns to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with single “Heart Attack,” featuring lau.ra (No. 32). The track last surfaced on June 6, the last of a four-frame run following its debut and peak at No. 17 in May. “Heart” drew 539,000 U.S. streams in the tracking week.