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NOTD & Felix Jaehn’s ‘So Close’ Hits No. 1 On Two Dance Charts

NOTD (Samuel Brandt and Tobias Danielsson) and German DJ Felix Jaehn lift 2-1 on Billboard's March 2-dated Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Dance Club Songs charts with "So Close," featuring Georgia Ku and…

Swedish production duo NOTD (Samuel Brandt and Tobias Danielsson) and German DJ Felix Jaehn lift 2-1 on Billboard‘s March 2-dated Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Dance Club Songs charts with “So Close,” featuring Georgia Ku and Captain Cuts. The coronation is the first on each ranking for all four acts.

“Close,” remixed by Michael Calfan, Dwilly and Curbi, among others, was the most-played song on two core-dance affiliates in the tracking week, SiriusXM’s BPM and Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, according to Nielsen Music. 

Jaehn’s previous best showing was with his chill cover of Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)” (featuring Jasmine Thompson), which reached No. 15 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (and No. 50 on Dance Club Songs) in 2015. NOTD notched a No. 6 peak in August on Dance Club Songs with “I Wanna Know,” featuring Bea Miller.

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“We are so grateful to everyone who has supported ‘So Close’ in the clubs and are so happy it reached No. 1,” NOTD tells Billboard. “Any time we put music out, we never know the reaction it will get so it’s nice when people react so positively to it. This song was extra special to us as we collaborated with amazing artists and it’s nice to share some success with them.”

Jaehn adds, “The past year was all about writing music, and when we made ‘So Close’ I instantly knew it was special. It feels good to be at the top!”

Elsewhere on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Oliver Heldens blazes 15-10 with “Fire in My Soul,” featuring Shungudzo. The song is Heldens’ second top 10 and Shungudzo’s first.

On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Zedd zips to his 11th top 10 and Katy Perry, her third, with “365” (26-9). Following its first complete week of availability, the track sold 10,000 downloads, good for a 13-2 surge on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales. With 4.7 million U.S. streams, “365” also starts at No. 15 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs. On the Pop Songs airplay chart, it bows at No. 32.

Additionally on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Kygo commands his eighth top 10, bowing at No. 10 with “Think About You,” featuring Valerie Broussard, who earns her first. The song starts with 2.5 million U.S. streams. With sales of 9,000, “Think” also arrives at No. 3 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.

On Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Ladytron launches at No. 13 with its eponymous set, its first album since Gravity the Seducer (No. 6, 2011). Ladytron opens with 3,000 equivalent album units earned; with nearly all from traditional album sales, the heritage British electronic act scores its first No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales.