Kygo Debuts in Top Dance/Electronic Albums Top 5 With ‘Thrill of the Chase’
Kygo cruises in at No. 4 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Nov. 26) with Thrill of the Chase. The set starts with 5,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the Nov. 11-17 tracking week, according to Luminate.
Thrill is Kygo’s fifth charted entry, all of which have hit the top five, dating to June 2016, when Cloud Nine burst in at No. 1. The quintet of titles ties Lady Gaga for the second-most in that span, second only to The Chainsmokers’ seven. Kygo’s other top five sets are EP Stargazing (No. 3, October 2017), Kids in Love (No. 1, November 2017) and Golden Hour (No. 2, June 2020).
Concurrently, Kygo commands the leading debut on the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with “The Way We Were,” featuring Plested (No. 18). The first Billboard chart appearance for English singer/songwriter (Phil) Plested, the song earned 988,000 streams in its initial frame.
Kygo has now placed 61 total tracks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, including nine from Thrill; since the chart’s January 2013 inception, only David Guetta has more (73). The Norwegian DJ/producer’s 24 top 10s lead all acts; The Chainsmokers are next, with 22. Included among Kygo’s top 10s are five from Thrill: “Love Me Now,” featuring Zoe Wees (No. 9, August 2021); “Undeniable,” featuring X Ambassadors (No. 8, October 2021); “Dancing Feet,” featuring DNCE (No. 6, this March); “Lost Without You,” with Dean Lewis (No. 10, August); and “Woke Up in Love,” with Gryffin and Calum Scott (No. 9, September).
Returning to Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Black Eyed Peas notch their first entry with the pop/dance-leaning Elevation (No. 13; 2,500 units). Two Elevation tracks have lifted onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: “Don’t You Worry,” with Shakira and David Guetta (No. 7, July), and “Simply the Best,” with Anitta and El Alfa, a re-entry at a new No. 38 best this week.
In 2020, Black Eyed Peas enjoyed 10 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life),” with J Balvin. Plus, a collab with Tiësto, “Pump It Louder,” from his album Drive (due Feb. 24, 2023), reached No. 28 last month.
Shifting to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Afrojack and Black V Neck vault 14-9 with “Day N Night,” featuring Muni Long. Afrojack’s 12th top 10 and the first for each of his collaborators is drawing core-dance airplay on Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, WZFL (Revolution 93.5) Miami and SiriusXM’s BPM, among others. (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 70 top 40-formatted reporters.)
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