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Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Enrique Iglesias Net New Dance/Electronic No. 1s

The stars score new leaders on three surveys. Plus, David Guetta, Jack U (aka Diplo and Skrillex) and Avicii debut.

Steve Aoki earns his best sales week for an album as Neon Future . I starts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums, selling 10,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While Aoki had hit the top 10 twice before, with 2008’s Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles and 2012’s Wunderland, Neon Future . I marks the DJ’s first No. 1.

Neon Future . I also marks Aoki’s best Billboard 200 position, entering at No. 32. Over on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Aoki’s team-up with Chris Lake and Tujamo, along with Kid Ink’s vocals, “Delirious (Boneless),” rises 13-11. “Boneless,” originally released a year earlier as an instrumental, peaked at No. 17, while the reworked version with vocals has risen to No. 9.

WEB HIT: Iggy Azalea scores her first Dance/Mix Show Airplay No. 1 as “Black Widow” scuttles 2-1. Earlier this year both her smash “Fancy” and Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” which features Azalea, stopped at No. 2. Rita Ora, featured on “Widow,” also celebrates her first No. 1 on the ranking.

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LUCKY 13TH: Enrique Iglesias records his 13th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with “Bailando” (4-1). The triumph extends his mark for the most chart-toppers among all male acts in the chart’s 38-year history. It also enters Iglesias into a tie with Whitney Houston and Lady Gaga for the 10th-most No. 1s overall. Remixes from Gregor Salto, Catalyzt, and Mack and Jet Set Vega, among others, helped “Bailando” dance its way to the top.

Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here’s an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:

43, Madonna
22, Rihanna
21, Beyonce?
19, Janet Jackson
17, Mariah Carey?
16, Kristine W?
15, Jennifer Lopez
15, Donna Summer?
14, Katy Perry
13, Whitney Houston
13, Enrique Iglesias
13, Lady Gaga?

‘DANGEROUS’ MOVE: David Guetta takes Hot Shot Debut honors on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Dangerous” (No. 18). Its points stem nearly entirely from radio airplay, as it wasn’t released for sale until Oct. 6 (after the chart’s sales tracking period).

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“Dangerous” features Sam Martin’s vocals, as did “Lovers on the Sun,” Guetta’s previous hit. That track reached No. 12 upon its July 19 debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (and currently ranks at No. 14); it rose to No. 3 on Dance Club Songs (Sept. 20). Both songs, along with recent hits “Bad” and “Shot Me Down,” will be on Guetta’s Big Beat/Atlantic/Parlophone debut album, Listen, due Nov. 24.

SUPERDUO: Jack U, a moniker for superstar DJs Diplo and Skrillex, enters Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 19 with “Take U There.” The track, featuring vocals from Kiesza, takes its points predominantly from sales. It vaults 36-16 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (6,000, up 114 percent). Kiesza, meanwhile, takes Streaming Gainer honors on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with her breakout hit “Hideaway” (9-8).

AVICII ARRIVES: Avicii also debuts on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 23 with “The Days.” Released on Friday, Oct. 3, “Days” accumulated sales of 5,000 in an abbreviated three-day tracking period, good for a No. 18 entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. The song features uncredited vocals from Robbie Williams and serves as the first single from Avicii’s upcoming rock-oriented studio album, Stories.