The Chainsmokers World War Joy Tops the Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
The Chainsmokers climb in at number 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with their latest EP, World War Joy. The four-track album leap frogs the charts with 12,000 equivalent album units. These numbers are according to Nielsen Music. Furthermore, this becomes the duo’s fourth time on top, following “Collage” which spent 14 weeks at number 1 in November 2016. Additionally, Memories…Do Not Open spent 46 weeks in April 2017 and Sick Boy with 14 weeks in October 2019.
However, especially relevant, “Call You Mine” from the album featuring Bebe Rexha lands at number 3 on Hot Dance/Electronic songs. This is the highest a song has charted for a debut this year. It’s worth mentioning that The Chainsmokers 17th top 10 and Bebe Rexha’s fourth pulled in a cool 8.3 million U.S. streams. In addition to streams, the song sold 13,000 downloads in its first tracking week. This is also good for a number 1 position on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales. For the record, this gives the duo their ninth leader and Bebe’s second here. Since the start of the chart in 2010, The Chainsmokers lead Nicki Minaj by two for the most number ones on the chart’s history.
Beyond World War Joy and The Chainsmokers
In other Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart related news, Avicii’s posthumous album ‘Tim’ debuts at number 2. The set was released on June 6th, the last day of the tracking week, and arrives with 9,000 units including 3,000 in traditional album sales. Most noteworthy, ‘Tim’ begins its run at number 1 on the Dance/Electronic Album Sales, giving Avicii his fourth leader.
Bebe Rexha isn’t the only pop star making moves on the Dance/Club charts. Pink’s ‘Walk Me Home’ hits number 1 on Dance Club Songs, helped along by remixes from R3hab, Until Dawn, and many others. This is Pink’s sixth number 1, going all the way back to ‘Get the Party Started’ in 2002.
It will be interesting to continue to watch the charts to see how Avicii does up against World War Joy and others.