“Joytime II” bows at the top. Plus, Yellow Claw debuts.
Marshmello jumps in at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated July 7) with Joytime II, his first leader, which launches with 5,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music. The sequel to 2016's Joytime took 2,000 its unit total from traditional album sales, also good for a top start on Dance/Electronic Album Sales.
The original Joytime rides the wave its successor, earning Greatest Gainer honors with its best unit week since April 8, 2017, up 16 percent and rising 24-20. Joytime debuted and peaked at No. 5 on Jan. 30, 2016.
Of the nine Joytime II tracks, eight have hit Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (all except “Imagine”). “Tell Me,” released ahead the album, debuted and peaked at No. 15 on June 23; “Check This Out” entered at its No. 29 high last week; and six tracks enter this frame, led by “Rotops” at No. 26.
Yellow Claw also clasps onto Top Dance/Electronic Albums, starting at No. 7 with New Blood (3,000 units, with a third from traditional album sales, sparking its No. 3 start on Dance/Electronic Album Sales). The act earns its third top 10 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, following Los Amsterdam (No. 3, March 2017) and Blood for Mercy (N0. 1, December 2015).
Two New tracks have hit Hot Dance/Electronic Songs: “Both Us,” featuring Stor-I (No. 24, December 2017), and “Summertime,” featuring San Holo (No. 39, this May). Another cut, “Villain,” featuring Valentina, reached No. 17 on April 21 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.