The Chainsmokers ‘Open’ at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
Plus, moves for Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo and Blondie.
The Chainsmokers debut at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated April 29) with their first full-length, Memories… Do Not Open. It bows atop the tally, and at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 221,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 166,000 were in traditional album sales.
The set is the DJ duo’s second Top Dance/Electronic Albums leader, following EP Collage, which has tallied 14 weeks at No. 1 dating to its Nov. 26, 2016, arrival.
The Chainsmokers also light up Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with nine debuts and a record-tying 13 simultaneous charted titles, including “Something Just Like This” (with Coldplay), at No. 1 for a sixth week; “Paris” (No. 2, after two weeks on top); and leading debut “Break Up Every Night” (No. 12). Daft Punk first posted 13 entries in a week on June 8, 2013, when “Get Lucky” (featuring Pharrell Williams) ranked at No. 1 and Random Access Memories launched at the Top Dance/Electronic Albums summit.
On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa lift 12-9 with “Scared to Be Lonely.” The song is Dutch DJ Garrix’s fifth top 10 (and Dua Lipa’s first); his prior top 10, “In the Name of Love” (with Bebe Rexha), became his highest-peaking (No. 3).
Dance Club Songs sports a new No. 1, “Hey Baby,” billed as by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (who notch their second leader) vs Diplo featuring Deb’s Daughter (marking the first leader for each act). (Diplo did lead the list in 2016, as part of Major Lazer, with “Cold Water,” featuring Justin Bieber and MO.) “Baby” was remixed by Blasterjaxx, Lost Frequencies and Steve Aoki, among others.
Plus, heritage disco-rock act Blondie is back in the top 10 after nearly 11 years with “Fun” (15-8), as remixed by the likes of Greg Cohen, Eric Kupper and Drew G. The song is the first single from the Debbie Harry-led Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s album Pollinator, due May 5.