Swedish House Mafia storms in at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated April 30) with Paradise Again. The set earned 9,200 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 21, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.
It’s the act’s second leader, and first in nearly a decade, since Until Now also started at the top on November 10, 2012-dated chart. Swedish House Mafia (the trio of Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Steve Angello) has tallied two other appearances, both of which went top 10: Until One (No. 4, 2010) and One Last Tour: A Live Soundtrack (No. 7, 2014).
Paradise is only the second album to bow at No. 1 this year, after FKA twigs’ Caprisongs (January 29). Including that, Paradise is only the third different leader in 2022, as Lady Gaga’s The Fame has been No. 1 all other weeks. Swedish House Mafia also starts on the Billboard 200 (No. 121), achieving its second-highest position there, since Until (No. 14, 2012).
Heading to the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, Swedish House Mafia hails seven debuts, led by “Heaven Takes You Home,” with Connie Constance (No. 10). It’s the act’s fourth top 10 (and Constance’s first), after “Don’t You Worry Child,” featuring John Martin (No. 2, 2013) and Paradise tracks “Lifetime,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake (No. 9, August 2021) and “Moth to a Flame,” with The Weeknd (No. 2, November ’21). Swedish House Mafia has now totaled 13 hits on the chart, which premiered in January 2013.
“Heaven” collected 1.92 million U.S. streams and sold 700 downloads. Concurrently, the track begins on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (No. 6), Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (No. 23) and Dance/Mix Show Airplay (No. 40).
Other notable SHM moves on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs include “Moth,” motoring 10-6 among digital gainer honors (800 downloads, up 318%), and a rebound for “Redlight” (which debuted at No. 20 on March 12), with Sting (32-27). “Frankenstein,” with A$AP Rocky, also starts within the chart’s upper half, earning 931,000 domestic streams (No. 17).
Moving to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Becky Hill hails her fourth top 10 as Galantis grabs its eighth with “Run” (12-8). The track collects core-dance airplay at Music Choice’s Dance/EDM Channel, KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, CA and iHeartRadio’s Evolution Network, among others. (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.)