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Tiesto Goes for Record-Extending ‘Drive’ on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

tazz | May 4, 2023

Tiësto races onto Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated May 6) with Drive. The set starts at No. 2 with 12,000 equivalent album units earned in the April 21-27 tracking week, according to Luminate.

The veteran superstar DJ/producer adds his 19th top 10, extending his mark for the most among all acts dating to the chart’s 2001 inception. Louie DeVito is next, with 15 top 10s. Drive is also Tiësto’s 23rd total title to chart, second only to Armin van Buuren’s 33.

With the album’s launch, Tiësto concurrently scores the top debut on the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with “Chills (LA Hills),” with A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (No. 11). Tiësto’s 39th appearance and the rapper’s second, “Chills” eases in with 1.9 million U.S. streams.

Drive also fuels other Hot Dance/Electronic Songs action for Tiësto, including top Sales Gainer “10:35,” featuring Tate McRae (5-5; nearly 1,000 sold, up 37%) and top Streaming Gainer “Lay Low” (17-15; 1.1 million streams, up 18%). Plus, the set includes former top 10s “The Business” (No. 2, March 2021); “The Motto,” with Ava Max (No. 2, March 2022); and “Hot in It,” with Charli XCX (No. 10, July 2022).

Girl Power

Continuing with the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, Everything But the Girl returns to the top 10 with Fuse, new at No. 3 (10,000 units) – the UK duo’s highest rank among four career entries and top 10s. The set is the pair’s first showing since 2005’s Adapt or Die: Ten Years of Remixes (No. 9). Previously, the act logged the top 10s Like the Deserts Miss the Rain (No. 5, 2003) and Back to Mine (No. 10, 2001); the former takes its title from the twosome’s signature smash, “Missing,” which hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1996.

Madonna in the ‘Mix’

Further on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Madonna debuts at No. 6 with a limited Record Store Day (April 22) exclusive vinyl release, American Life: Mixshow Mix (Honoring Peter Rauhofer) (6,000 sold). The set, which contains six previously unreleased remix edits and four by late New York City-based DJ Rauhofer, is Madonna’s fifth top 10. Her American Life album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in May 2003.


Good ‘V I B R A T I O N’

Kaleena Zanders and Shift K3Y top the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart with “V I B R A T I O N,” which vaults 7-1. Zanders’ first leader and K3Y’s second is notching core-dance airplay on Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, WCPY (Dance Factory FM) Chicago and KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, among other outlets. (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 around 60 top 40-formatted reporters.)

Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, MK claims his fifth top 10 and Dom Dolla adds his second with “Rhyme Dust” (13-8).

‘90s Nostalgia in Top 10

Returning to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Odetari reaps his first Billboard top 10 with “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” (11-10). The viral hit earned 2.6 million streams, up 10%, in the tracking week.

Meanwhile, the trend of modern takes on ‘90s dance continues with two new entries on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. First, Rita Ora’s reworking of Fatboy Slim’s 1999 alternative/dance hit “Praise You,” titled “Praising You,” featuring Fatboy Slim, debuts at No. 27. Ora’s eighth appearance and Fatboy Slim’s third, “Praising” prances in with 1.3 million radio airplay audience impressions and  512,000 streams. It’s the second charted remake of the original “Praise” – Fatboy Slim’s highest-charting Hot 100 hit (No. 36, 1999) – after club favorite “Praise You (2018)” (No. 30, 2019).

Plus, producer Hypaton achieves his first Hot Dance/Electronic Songs hit, teaming with David Guetta on “Be My Lover (2023 Mix),” featuring the original’s La Bouche (No. 29). It’s Guetta’s 77th entry (and La Bouche’s first), extending his lead for the most among all acts (over Kygo, with 62). The “Lover” cover earned 513,000 streams and sold nearly 500, also good for a No. 17 start on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart. The original “Lover” hit No. 6 on the Hot 100 in 1996.

Written by tazz

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