Disclosure Darts Back to No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums
Plus, new leaders for the Chainsmokers & Faithless and a return to the top for Skrillex, Diplo & Justin Bieber.
Disclosure follows its Nov. 14 performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live with a return to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Dec. 5) with Caracal (2-1). The set sold 3,000 units, up 110 percent, in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music. Since its Sept. 25 release, Caracal has sold 44,000, having camped at No. 1 for four weeks.
Disclosure also dashes back into the top 10 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with one of the two tracks it performed on SNL, “Magnets,” featuring Lorde (12-9). The chart’s top Digital Gainer, “Magnets” attracted 11,000 downloads sold, up 167 percent. The track also grew by 8 percent to 1.4 million U.S. streams. The other song that the U.K. duo of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence performed on the show, “Omen,” featuring Sam Smith, boasts a 112 percent blast to 6,000 sold (and holds at No. 13). “Omen” peaked at No. 5 in August, while “Magnets” migrated to No. 8 in October. Meanwhile, remixes of “Magnets” from A-Trak and SG Lewis were furnished to club DJs last week.
Disclosure also returns to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Nocturnal,” featuring The Weeknd (No. 47). The track, which peaked upon its debut of No. 16 on Oct. 17, is up by 155 percent to 1,000 sold.
‘ROSES’ RISES: The Chainsmokers charge into the No. 1 spot on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs with “Roses,” featuring Rozes (2-1). The song sold 20,000 in the tracking week, and has moved 200,000 total since its June release. “Roses” is the act’s second No. 1 on the chart, following “#Selfie” in March 2014.
‘WHERE’? BACK AT No. 1: Atop Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, Skrillex and Diplo bop back to No. 1 with “Where Are U Now,” with Justin Bieber (2-1). While it’s the song’s 11th week at the top, it’s the track’s first in four months, having last led on July 25. Streams of “Where” increase by 50 percent to 7.4 million, surely aided by the No. 1 arrival on the Billboard 200 of parent set Purpose by Bieber.
FAITHLESS REWARDED: Finally, Faithless, the British trio of rapper Maxi Jazz and DJs/producers Sister Bliss and Rollo (the latter also known as Dido’s brother), celebrates its first Dance Club Songs No. 1 in 17 years with “Insomnia 2.0,” a new version of its defining 1997 classic. The original “Insomnia” followed “Salva Mea (Save Me)” as the second of four consecutive leaders for the act in 1996-98. While Faithless added four more top 10s through 2002, “Insomnia 2.0” is its first track to hit the chart since, and its fifth overall No. 1.
Driven by remixes from Avicii, “Insomnia 2.0” has also benefitted from reincarnations from Fedde Le Grand, DJ Leon El Ray and others, while reminding clubgoers of the original’s Armand Van Helden “Monster” mixes.
The new leader hails from Faithless 2.0, a greatest hits collection featuring new remixes of many classics by some of today’s biggest DJs: Tiesto took on “God Is a DJ”; Above & Beyond bit into “Salva Mea”; Armin van Buuren reworked “We Come 1”; Eric Prydz reimagined “Not Going Home”; and Axwell tackled “Music Matters,” to name a few. The album debuted at No. 19 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums on Oct. 31.