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The Chainsmokers Debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With ‘Paris’

The song starts at No. 14 from early airplay. Plus, moves for Alessia Cara, Yoko Ono & more.

The Chainsmokers launch at No. 14 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Jan. 28) with new single “Paris,” based solely on its first three days of radio airplay.

Released Jan. 13, the radio follow-up to their smash “Closer,” featuring Halsey, drew 21 million audience impressions through Jan. 15, according to Nielsen Music. Once the song’s first week of sales and streaming points join in, look for the DJ duo (Drew Taggart, who sings on “Paris,” and Alex Pall) to score its sixth Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10 and storm onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 4). (For both charts, sales and streams are measured Friday-Thursday and airplay is tracked Monday-Sunday.)


“Paris,” which also starts at No. 24 on the Pop Songs radio chart and at No. 31 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, sports uncredited background vocals from Emily Warren, previously featured on The Chainsmokers’ “Until You Were Gone,” with Tritonal. Before “Paris,” of the 12 tracks that The Chainsmokers placed on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, only two found the duo without a credited feature: their first, “#Selfie” (No. 1, two weeks, 2014), and “New York City” (No. 25, 2016; it features uncredited vocals by singer Brittany).

Meanwhile, as previously reported, the duo’s “Closer,” atop Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 22nd week, sets a record on the Hot 100 (at No. 5), tallying the most consecutive weeks in the top 10 from a song’s debut week: 24. “Closer,” which arrived at No. 9 on Aug. 20 and reigned for 12 weeks, eclipses Justin Bieber‘s “Love Yourself,” which spent its first 23 weeks in the Hot 100’s top 10 (2015-16).

In addition to “Closer,” The Chainsmokers enjoy two other top 10 tracks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: their former 12-week leader “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya (4-3), and “Setting Fires,” featuring XYLO (11-10).

PRETTY GOOD: Over on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Alessia Cara‘s “Scars to Your Beautiful” (2-1) dethrones The Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” halting the latter’s record 20 weeks on top. Cara’s first No. 1 follows her breakthrough hit and prior top 10 “Here,” which reached No. 3 a year ago.

NO. 1 AT LAST: On Dance Club Songs, (Yoko) Ono obtains her 13th leader with “Hell in Paradise 2016” (2-1). The track, remixed by Dave Aude, Camelphat and Superchumbo, among others, reached No. 12 in November 1985 and No. 4 in July 2004. Ono ties Dave Aude, Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue and Pitbull, each with 13 No. 1s, for 12th place among acts  in the chart’s 40-year history.

GREAT WORK: Following an iTunes Store New Year’s special on workout music, with titles priced at $7.99 or less, several workout compilations gain on Top Dance/Electronic Albums. In the lead is the various artists set NOW That’s What I Call a Workout 2017, which strides 4-1 (6,000 sold, up 393 percent). That’s the best sales week in the five-year, five-album history of the series, which began in 2013.

Also in the top five, studio cover group Power Music Workout soars 21-5 with 55 Smash Hits! – Running Remixes, Vol. 3 (1,000 sold, up 355 percent). The act also debuts at No. 14 with Best of 2016 Workout Mix, up 96 percent.