Avicii and Prince Reach Dance/Electronic Charts With Posthumous Releases


Plus, moves for The Chemical Brothers, Todd Edwards, NOTD, Felix Jaehn, Galantis & Meduza.

Avicii, more than a year after his death, scales a host of Billboard dance/electronic charts (dated April 27) with "SOS," featuring Aloe Blacc. After its first full week of tracking, the collaboration debuts at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs with 10.5 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music.

It's Avicii's first top 10 debut and highest peak since "Hey Brother" reached No. 2 in 2014. "SOS" also improves on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (8-6), Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (5-3; 6,000 sold) and Dance/Mix Show Airplay (32-9), where Avicii adds his 11th top 10.

On the all-genre, streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, "SOS" starts at No. 68, marking Avicii's sixth entry and first since 2014. Blacc makes his second Hot 100 visit and, likewise, his first since 2014, when "The Man" reached No. 8. Blacc provided vocals for Avicii's biggest Hot 100 hit, "Wake Me Up!" (but is not credited as an artist on the song), which hit No. 4 in 2013.

PURPLE REIGN: On Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Prince, who died in 2016, posts his first appearance, debuting at No. 2 with His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club. The Record Store Day exclusive, a replica of a 1985 Japanese limited edition release containing remixes of "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy," "I Would Die 4 U" and other songs, earned 6,000 equivalent album units entirely from traditional sales, giving Prince his first No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales.

Additionally on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, The Chemical Brothers bow at No. 3 with No Geography (5,000 units). It's the heritage act's eighth top 10 and first appearance since Born in the Echoes (No. 2, August 2015). With 4,000 copies sold, No Geography also enters at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales.

EDWARDS RETURNS TO No. 1: Todd Edwards elevates 2-1 on Dance Club Songs with "You're Sorry," his first solo leader. Remixed by Earsling (Edwards and British producer Jay Robinson), among others, the song marks Edwards' second total turn at the top, following his feature on Daft Punk's "Face to Face" in March 2004.

NEW TOP 10s: NOTD notches its first Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, Felix Jaehn earns his second and featured acts Georgia Ku and Captain Cuts capture their first each with "So Close" (11-10). On March 2, the track topped two tallies: Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Dance Club Songs. "Close" tallied 2.4 million domestic streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the week ending April 18.

On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, two tracks make forays into the top 10. Galantis and featured act OneRepublic each earn a fourth top 10 with "Bones" (14-5), while Meduza and featured act GOODBOYS each collects its first with "Piece of Your Heart" (15-8).