Robyn Rules Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
The dance/pop vet scores her second No. 1. Plus, chart news for Calvin Harris, Zedd & Disclosure.
Robyn scores her second No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Aug. 29) with EP Love Is Free from La Bagatelle Magique (Robyn, keyboardist Markus Jagerstedt and late producer Christian Falk). The set, completed after Falk’s death in 2014, opens atop the chart with 2,000 units, according to Nielsen Music.
Notably, the new set’s sum is far short of the 15,000 that Robyn’s first No. 1, her joint EP with Royksopp, Do It Again, sold in its debut week (June 14, 2014). Five of the Swedish singer’s six albums (all top 10s) on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart have been EPs: only the December 2010 release Body Talk is a full-length. Meanwhile, the Love Is Free title track, featuring vocals from Maluca (and remixes from Todd Terry), leaps nine spots on Dance Club Songs (50-41). The song has registered download sales of 7,000 to date, while another track from the new set, “Set Me Free,” has moved 5,000.
HARRIS GOES HIGHER: On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Calvin Harris and Disciples continue to build with “How Deep Is Your Love” (7-5). The track boasts top Streaming Gainer honors following the first full tracking week after its Aug. 6 official video premiere (3.3 million U.S. streams, up 20 percent, including a 42 percent increase in Vevo views on YouTube). Additionally, “Deep” darts 6-4 Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (22,000 sold, up 48 percent), holds at No. 5 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs and marches nine notches up the Billboard Hot 100 (69-60).
ZEDD AHEAD: Zipping to Dance Club Songs, Zedd earns his fifth No. 1 with “Beautiful Now,” featuring vocalist Jon Bellion (2-1). The track, which also becomes Zedd’s sixth top five on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (7-5), has ignited clubs with remixes from, among others, Dirty South, Marshmello and Zonderling.
Further on Dance Club Songs, Disclosure advances with two tracks. “Holding On,” featuring Gregory Porter, preps to become the duo’s first trip to the top (3-2), via remixes from Armand Van Helden, Gus Perelli, Julio Bashmore and more. Disclosure also debuts at No. 36 with “Omen,” featuring Sam Smith. “Omen” is also a budding crossover radio hit, rising 39-36 on Pop Songs. Both tracks hail from the English pair’s sophomore album, Caracal, due Sept. 25.