As Marshmello surges to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 16) with his Bastille collaboration “Happier,” he soars on assorted dance/electronic charts following his groundbreaking in-game Fortnite concert Feb. 2.
On Top Dance/Electronic Albums, the DJ’s Apple Music-exclusive Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set becomes his second No. 1, starting with 13,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 7, according to Nielsen Music. The sum is a weekly-best for Marshmello, surpassing the 5,000 earned by his inaugural leader, Joytime II (July 7, 2018).
Plus, Marshmello returns to the chart with both Joytime II (No. 12; 3,000 units, up 316 percent) and his 2016 debut Joytime (No. 14; nearly 3,000, up 175 percent).
On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, “Happier” reigns for a 21st week as Marshmello re-enters in the top 10 with three songs included in the Fortnite set, all of which log new peaks: “Alone” (No. 3); “Chasing Colors,” with Ookay and featuring Noah Cyrus (No. 8); and “Check This Out” (No. 10).
MIX SHOW TOP 10s: On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Mark Ronson rockets to his third top 10 and Miley Cyrus scores her second with “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” (12-6). The track topped Dance Club Songs a week earlier.
Plus, Ellie Goulding earns her eighth Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10, as co-lead Diplo achieves his fourth and featured artist Swae Lee adds his second, with “Close to Me” (14-10).
BLEONA’s FIRST No. 1: Atop Dance Club Songs, Albanian singer Bleona (full name: Bleona Qereti) tallies her first No. 1 with “I Don’t Need Your Love” (2-1). The track was remixed by, among others, StoneBridge, Dave Aude and Alex Acosta.
“Love” is Bleona’s fourth chart entry, dating to her first, “Take It Like a Man” (No. 31, 2013). She also reached No. 3 in 2015 with “Take You Over” and No. 12 last June with “Wicked Love.”
Bleona tells Billboard of her first leader, “This song means the world to me, as it is a personal story, something that I wrote while I was having a major heartbreak and I had no choice but to put my pain in my music. I believe a lot of girls depend on a guy to give them validation and a lot of guys think a girl cannot succeed without their support, so ‘I Don’t Need Your Love’ sends exactly the type of message that breaks this pattern. I think the phrase, ‘guess you thought that I would fall, but damn it, I don’t need your love,’ pretty much sums it all up.”