Miley Cyrus’ ‘River’ Flows Onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart
Plus, moves for Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding, Bizarrap & Shakira, Snakehips, ILLENIUM and more.
Miley Cyrus’ ‘River’ launches at No. 2 on Billboard’s multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated March 25). The track from her new album, Endless Summer Vacation, which she described as a “dancefloor banger” on Instagram, is Cyrus’ first on the chart as a lead act, her first top 10 and her second overall showing, after will.i.am’s “Fall Down,” on which she’s featured, hit No. 11 in 2013.
As previously reported, the LP launches at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, marking Cyrus’ 14th top 10.
The No. 2 debut for “River” is the highest for any track on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs since Elton John and Britney Spears soared in at No. 1 with “Hold Me Closer” last September. From the chart’s start in January 2013, only nine songs have launched at Nos. 1 or 2.
“River” begins with 13.7 million radio airplay audience impressions, 10.9 million official streams and 1,600 downloads sold in the United States (March 10-16), according to Luminate. Correspondingly, “River” rules the Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart, giving Cyrus her first leader in her first appearance.
The track also starts on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (No. 4, Cyrus’ second top 10, equaling the peak of “Fall Down”), the Billboard Global 200 (No. 16), Billboard Global Excl. U.S. (No. 20) and the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 32, becoming her 21st top 40 hit). Not officially being promoted as the new album’s radio follow-up to “Flowers,” which rebounds for a seventh week atop the Hot 100, “River” also debuts on Adult Pop Airplay (No. 26), Pop Airplay (No. 27) and Radio Songs (No. 48).
Additionally on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding debut their third top 10 collab, “Miracle” (No. 6). Previously, the DJ/producer and singer charted with “Outside” (Harris feat. Goulding; No. 2, Feb. 2015) and “I Need Your Love” (Harris feat. Goulding; No. 3, July 2013).
“Miracle” is Harris’ 22nd top 10, tying him with The Chainsmokers for the second-most among all acts (after Kygo’s 24). Goulding achieves her sixth top 10 and her highest-debuting, eclipsing the bow of “Outside” (No. 7, November 2014).
“Miracle” starts with 3.2 million streams and 1,000 sold, also good for No. 7 beginnings on both Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.
Bizarrap and Shakira surge following their joint interview and performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon March 10. “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” improves on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (7-2; 2,100 sold, up 167%). It ranks at No. 3 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, after eight weeks at its No. 2 high.
Shifting to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Snakehips, BIA and Lucky Daye slither 13-9 with “Solitude.” The first top 10 for each act, the track is drawing core-dance airplay on supporters including Music Choice’s Dance/EDM Channel, KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco and iHeartRadio’s Evolution.
Plus, ILLENIUM adds his seventh Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 and Nina Nesbitt notches her first with “Luv Me a Little” (16-10). (The chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on around 70 top 40-formatted reporters.)