Major Lazer enters Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Nov. 3) at No. 3 with hits package Major Lazer Essentials, starting 5,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
The act adds its sixth top 10, dating to Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do (No. 7, 2009). The Diplo-fronted threesome has earned two No. 1s, Free the Universe (May 2013) and Peace Is the Mission (July 2015).
Concurrently, new Essentials song “Blow That Smoke,” featuring Tove Lo, bows at No. 21 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, arriving with 1.1 million U.S. streams and 4,000 downloads sold.
Continuing with Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Steve Aoki makes his 20th showing, at No. 11, with “Waste It on Me,” featuring BTS, which earns its first. The collaboration, from Aoki’s Neon Future III (due Nov. 9), shines with 1.6 million domestic streams and sold 12,000 sold.
Back on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, RUFUS DU SOL starts at No. 6 with SOLACE (4,000 units). With 2,000 from traditional album sales, SOLACE enters as the act’s first No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales. Plus, thanks in large part to 1 million streams, the act earns its best rank on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, entering at No. 28 with “Treat You Better.” Lead single “No Place” peaked at No. 31 in June.
On Dance Club Songs, Sabrina Carpenter snags her second leader with “Almost Love” (2-1), following “Alien” (July 14). “Love” was remixed by R3HAB, Stargate and Jay Mac, among others.