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Zedd Leapfrogs Calvin Harris in Return to No. 1 on Dance Charts

Plus, chart action from Madonna, Kygo, Dave Aude and Jessica Sutta, and more.

Zedd returns to the top of Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a second week with “I Want You to Know,” featuring Selena Gomez, as the track jumps 3-1. In doing so, he keeps Calvin Harris‘ “Outside,” featuring Ellie Goulding, at No. 2 for a fourth nonconsecutive week — its peak.

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“I Want You to Know” racked up 4 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music, led by a near split between Spotify (46 percent) and Vevo on YouTube (45 percent).  Those numbers are also good for a jump to No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (2-1, up 63 percent). It’s Zedd’s second chart-topper on the latter tally, following the Ariana Grande-fronted track “Break Free,” which stayed at the top 21 weeks (and is currently No. 4). PSY is the only other act to score multiple chart-toppers the chart’s April 20, 2013 premiere.

“I Want You to Know” continues to sell too, enjoying a third consecutive week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.  It moved another 41,000 units this week, upping his total to 203,000 digital units sold since its Feb. 23 release. Additionally, it rises on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (8-7), Radio Songs (40-32), and on the Billboard Hot 100 (38-24).  Meanwhile, Zedd is up nine spots on the Billboard Artist 100 (64-53) while Gomez slips four rungs (41-45), respectively.

Speaking of the Billboard Artist 100, Madonna debuts at No. 7, thanks to activity related to her Rebel Heart album release on March 10.  Two songs from that album make gains on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: “Living For Love,” the first official single, improves by seven slots (21-14), while the Diplo-produced, Nicki Minaj-featuring “Bitch I’m Madonna” re-enters at No. 33.

Staying with Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Norwegian DJ Kygo captures the Hot Shot Debut with “ID (Ultra Music Festival 2015 Official Anthem)” at No. 32. With the downtempo electronic track currently unavailable for sale, the debut was based almost entirely on streaming data. It collected 452,000 U.S. streams, all from Spotify. With Miami’s Ultra Music Festival set to kick off on March 27, it’s not surprising that the Ultra Music Festival 2015 compilation debuts on Top Dance/Electronic Albums (No. 15, 1,000 units sold).  Curiously perhaps, its two predecessors both started with better sales weeks: the 2013 edition debuted at No. 2 (5,000 units) while last year’s version entered at No. 7 (2,000 units).

Finally, on Dance Club Songs, DJ/remixer/producer Dave Aude draws his 11th No. 1 with “I’m Gonna Get You” (3-1).  The track, remixed by Paul Oakenfold, Phunk Investigation and DJ Strobe, among others, is a remake of Bizarre Inc’s breakthrough hit. Their first of two No. 1s, the original “I’m Gonna Get You” spent two weeks at the top, starting with the week of Jan. 16, 1993. (“I’m Gonna Get You” is the second cover to hit No. 1 in 2015, following D.O.N.S.‘ rework of Inner City‘s “Big Fun.”) 

Aude exclusively tells Billboard: “‘I’m Gonna Get You’ is one of my favorite records of all time. It was a dream come true to take this classic and put a new spin on it with the help of Jessica Sutta, who delivered her best performance to date!”

The song is also the third chart-topper for Sutta, the former Pussycat Doll (she also scored six No. 1s with the group). Sutta says, “Being a lover of ’90s music, I was already a very familiar fan of this addictive tune. When Dave asked me to team up with him on this project I was truly honored and excited. He brings out the best in my vocals and his production is so slick and clean. The song has a sentimental but fresh and feel-good vibe that immediately grabs you effortlessly. I’m so grateful to be a part of this and grateful for everyone who contributed to making the song what it is.”