Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Returns to No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
Daft Punk revisits the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated May 27) with Random Access Memories. The set, originally released in 2013, surges from No. 9 with 40,000 equivalent album units in the United States, up 1,046%, in the week ending May 18, according to Luminate, after its 10th anniversary edition, which contains nine extra tracks, arrived May 12.
It’s the LP’s 22nd week at No. 1 and first since the chart dated March 15, 2014. Dating to the survey’s 2001 inauguration, only six titles have spent more time on top (led by Lady Gaga’s 2008 release The Fame, with 175 weeks at No. 1).
Meanwhile, the French duo, which disbanded in 2021, adds a 38th week at the summit, across six leaders, the fourth-most weeks totaled on top. (Lady Gaga, again, leads, with 244.)
Concurrently, Random Access Memories restarts on the all-genre Billboard 200 at No. 8, marking its 10th week in the top 10. It led in its first two weeks on the chart in June 2013, becoming the pair’s sole No. 1.
Daft Punk also hits the multimetric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with newly released Random Access Memories track “Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo),” at No. 11. The act’s 19th entry begins with 2 million official streams.
Plus, the act’s 2013 crossover smash (and key driver of the album’s longevity), “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams, sports an 18% jump to 2.6 million streams. The single ruled Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for 13 weeks (marking the act’s lone leader) and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013.
Alison Goldfrapp’s ‘Love of Dance Music’ Sparks Solo Debut
Alison Goldfrapp bows on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with her debut solo effort, The Love Invention (No. 12; 3,000 units).
“On The Love Invention, I was on a mission to make an album where the songs would be rhythm- and beat-based, fueled by feelings of euphoria and joy,” the English musician tells Billboard. “Influences came from a love of dance music, synth-pop, house and Italo-disco. I have been blown away by everyone’s reactions to the album.”
The influential duo bearing her last name – Goldfrapp comprises Alison Goldfrapp and collaborator Will Gregory – has logged four top 10s: Black Cherry (No. 4, 2003); Supernature (No. 5, 2006); We Are Glitter (No. 8, 2006); and Head First (No. 3, 2010).
Minogue’s Day Leads to Debut
Kylie Minogue’s “Padam Padam” enters the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart after only one day of availability, following its May 18 release, at No. 5 (700 sold). The genre cornerstone adds her third top 10 (since the chart began in 2010), after her cover of Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” (No. 3, 2021) and “Say Something” (No. 3, 2020).
The new song introduces Minogue’s album Tension, due Sept. 22.
Airplay Hits To Not ‘Sleep’ On
Shifting to the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Regard rockets to his seventh top 10 and Ella Henderson earns her fifth with “No Sleep” (11-6). The track is collecting core-dance airplay on Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, WCPY (Dance Factory FM) Chicago and KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, among other outlets.
Plus, Rita Ora rolls to her fifth top 10 and featured act Fatboy Slim scores his second with “Praising You” (22-10). The track, a reimagination of the latter’s 1999 classic “Praise You,” also advances on Pop Airplay (32-29). (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.)
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