Porter Robinson’s ‘Nurture’ Debuts at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
Porter Robinson rockets to the first No. 1 debut of 2021 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated May 8) with Nurture. The set earned 14,000 equivalent album units in its first…
Porter Robinson rockets to the first No. 1 debut of 2021 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated May 8) with Nurture. The set earned 14,000 equivalent album units in its first week, ending April 29, according to MRC Data. That’s the highest weekly total for any album since the last No. 1 debut, Kylie Minogue’s Disco (19,000, as reflected on the chart dated Nov. 21, 2020).
Nurture is Robinson’s second No. 1, after Worlds also debuted atop the chart in August 2014. Robinson has logged one additional entry, Spitfire (No. 11, 2011).
Robinson also claims 12 of the 50 positions on the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, led by “Look at the Sky” (48-16). The track, which reached No. 12 in February, earned 912,000 U.S. streams, up 270%, in the tracking week.
Robinson also re-enters with “Get Your Wish” (No. 20) and “Musician” (No. 23), while debuting with nine Nurture tracks, including “Unfold,” with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (No. 19), “Lifelike” (No. 28) and “Wind Tempos” (No. 30).
Shifting to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae motor 13-4 with “You.” In its second week on the chart, it makes the quickest jump to the top 10 since Chris Malinchak’s “When the World Stops Turning” surged 21-7 in its second frame last July. “You” is the third top 10 for Regard, following “Ride It.” (No. 4, November 2019) and “Secrets,” with Raye (No. 2, July 2020). The collab marks the second top 10 for McRae and first for Sivan.
The vault for “You” is thanks to core-dance airplay plus a smattering of top 40 mix show attention, highlighted by notable gains on KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco (20 to 78 plays week0over-week), WCPY Chicago (28 to 45) and WZFL Miami (11 to 33). (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)
“You” holds at No. 4 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, earning top Airplay Gainer honors, up 113% to 2.8 million radio audience impressions, up 113%. It also jumps 40-32 on the Pop Airplay list.