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Major Lazer, Marshmello, Imanbek & Usher Debut on Dance/Electronic Charts

Major Lazer leaps onto Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Nov. 7) at No. 5 with Music Is the Weapon. The set earned 4,000 equivalent album units in its first week, ending Oct. 29…

Major Lazer leaps onto Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Nov. 7) at No. 5 with Music Is the Weapon. The set earned 4,000 equivalent album units in its first week, ending Oct. 29, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Music is the Diplo-fronted act’s seventh top 10, dating to 2009’s Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do (No. 7). It owns two No. 1s: Free the Universe (2013) and Peace Is the Mission (2015, three weeks on top).

Major Lazer has landed six Music tracks on the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, including “Hell and High Water” (featuring Alessia Cara), which bows at No. 14. The song earned 1.2 million U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week, the latter figure also good for a No. 21 start on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales list.

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Since the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart’s January 2013 premiere, Major Lazer has achieved 32 entries, the eighth-most of all acts; Kygo leads with 52.

Additionally on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Marshmello and Imanbek earn a No. 8 entrance with “Too Much,” featuring Usher. It’s the 11th top 10 for Marshmello, the seventh-most in the chart’s history; Kygo and The Chainsmokers lead with 19 top 10s apiece. “Much” is Usher’s second top 10 and the first for Imanbek as an artist, although his remix of SAINt JHN’s 23-week No. 1 “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” is indeed credited as part of that song’s title.

“Much” managed 2.4 million domestic streams and sold 2,000 downloads in the tracking week, as it also debuts on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (No. 14) and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (No. 4).