Monday, March 16, 2015

Justin Bieber Helps Skrillex & Diplo Hit Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Top 10

Justin Bieber Helps Skrillex & Diplo Hit Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Top 10:



 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber in Burbank, California on Dec. 7, 2014. 

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Skrillex and Diplo each celebrate their first top 10 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Where Are U Now" (13-9), featuring Justin Bieber. It registered second-week sales of 17,000 downloads in the week ending March 8, according to Nielsen Music, while capturing 1.5 million U.S. streams (with 80 percent stemming from Spotify).



Bieber, the track's vocalist, is one of eight acts featured on Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums last week (on the chart dated March 14). In addition to "Where," Skrillex and Diplo post six other tracks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, including three debuts. Skrillex increases his mark as the act with the most entries (21) since the latter chart's January  2013 launch.

Skrillex & Diplo's 'Jack U' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

TIME FLIES: Deorro returns to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Five More Hours" (No. 15), a new version of his hit "Five Hours," which peaked at No. 14 in September. Formerly a Le7els/PMRD release and containing a vocal by DyCy, the new version is on Ultra and features Chris Brown. "More" arrives with 9,000 sold, good for a No. 10 start on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.

MAJOR NEWS: Major Lazer and DJ Snake slither onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Lean On," the Hot Shot Debut at No. 12. It's the highest-charting track for Lazer since "Bubble Butt" worked (twerked?) its way to No. 8 in July 2013 and the highest-ranking for Snake since his 12-week reign at No. 1 with "Turn Down for What" last year.

"Lean" launches with 19,000 sold and bows at No. 4 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs.



'NEW' No. 1: In another teaming of solo acts, Axwell & Ingrosso ignite Dance Club Songs with their first No. 1 as a duo, "Something New" (3-1). Previously, the DJs topped the chart three times as members of Swedish House Mafia, while Axwell first led with Robbie Rivera on "Burning" (featuring Suzan Brittan) in 2004.

"New" follows Axwell & Ingrosso's "Can't Hold Us Down," which reached No. 5 two months ago. In addition to the original version, remixes from Robin Schulz and Amtrac helped lift "New" to No. 1.

MIX-UPS: Over on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Taylor Swift scores her third top 10, all in a row, with "Style" (13-10). Previous 1989 hits "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space" peaked at Nos. 6  and 4, respectively.

Meanwhile, Zedd soars 21-8 with "I Want You to Know," featured vocalist Selena Gomez. It's the sixth top 10 for the DJ in as many chart visits, with three having hit No. 1. "Want" is also the third top 10, and first in three years, for Gomez. She hit No. 1 in 2010 with "Naturally" and followed with the No. 9-peaking  "Love You Like a Love Song" in 2012.