The Year in Dance/Electronic Charts: The Chainsmokers, Marshmello & Calvin Harris Dominate


The Chainsmokers are the No. 1 Top Dance/Electronic Artist for the third consecutive yr as “Memories…Do Not Open” leads the year-end Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

The Chainsmokers conclude 2018 the identical method they did 2017 and 2016, as Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Artist. It’s the second time an act has reigned for 3 consecutive years, equaling Lady Gaga’s 2009-’11 run.

Billboard’s year-end music recaps are primarily based on chart efficiency throughout the charts dated Dec. 2, 2017, to Nov. 17, 2018. Data registered earlier than or after a title’s chart run isn’t thought of in these standings. That methodology element, and the December-to-November time interval, account for a few of the variations between these lists and the calendar-year recaps which are independently compiled by Nielsen Music.

The DJ duo of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall additionally ends because the Top Dance/Electronic Albums Artist, with Memories…Do Not Open ending at No. 1, for the second straight yr, on the year-end Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Incredibly, the set spent 38 weeks at No. 1 throughout the chart yr (operating from Dec. 2, 2017 by Nov. 17, 2018) whereas the one different album to log a number of weeks on the prime was Avicii’s True (two, following his dying, extra on him beneath). With 46 whole weeks at No. 1 since its 2017 launch, Memories solely trails Lady Gaga’s The Fame, which owns 108 weeks at No. 1, for probably the most because the chart’s July 2001 inaugural.

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Memories monitor “Something Just Like This,” with Coldplay, is available in at No. three on the year-end Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, simply off its No. 1 end final yr. “Something,” which spent 25 weeks at No. 1 within the 2017 chart yr, set a brand new longevity file in 2018, having fun with 79 whole weeks on the chart from March 2017 – September 2018. That’s far above the earlier mark for many weeks on the chart, held by Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On,” that includes MO, which logged 61 weeks from March 2015 – May 2016.

The Chainsmokers place six extra songs on the year-end Hot Dance/Electronic Songs tally in 2018, bringing its profession whole to 29 chart hits. Only three acts have extra because the chart’s January 2013 inception: David Guetta (37), Calvin Harris (35) and Avicii (30). Four of The Chainsmokers’ six year-end finishers on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs recap went prime 10 on the weekly Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart throughout the 2018 chart yr: “Everybody Hates Me” (No. 5, March 31), “Somebody,” with Drew Love (No. eight, May 26), “Side Effects,” that includes Emily Warren (No. 7, Aug. 11) and “This Feeling,” that includes Kelsea Ballerini (No. 5, Oct. 6). (The latter tune continues to be on the chart, and rising at press time, and its doubtless it’s going to issue into the 2019 year-end charts.)

Including “Something,” The Chainsmokers totaled 5 prime 10s in 2018, probably the most of all acts (David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Marshmello observe with 4 every). With 13 profession prime 10s, The Chainsmokers are second solely to Calvin Harris’ 16 because the chart’s inception.

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey’s “The Middle” grabbed the No. 1 year-end spot on a slew of charts, together with Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales. The trio’s monitor additionally set a long life mark in 2018, ruling Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for 33 weeks. “Middle” overcame The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” (that includes Halsey), which spent 27 weeks at No. 1 in 2016-’17.

Zedd additionally scores two extra tracks within the year-end prime 50, “Stay,” with Alessia Cara (No. 12) and “Happy Now,” with Elley Duhe (No. 22), contributing to his No. 2 placement on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Artists listing.

Marshmello achieves the No. 1 spot on that very same listing, totaling three tracks within the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs year-end prime 10: “Wolves,” with Selena Gomez (No. 2), “Silence,” that includes Khalid (No. 5) and “Happier,” with Bastille (No. 7). Marshmello’s 17 hits on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs throughout the chart yr have been probably the most of all acts (David Guetta adopted with 14).

Marshmello additionally closes 2018 because the No. 1 Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs Artist, with “Silence” at No. 2, “Wolves” at No. three, and “Alone” at No. 6. Additionally, he was the No. 1 Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Artist, with “Wolves” at No. 2, “Silence” at No. 6 and “Happier” at No. 7. Plus, the masked DJ/producer completes the yr because the No. three Dance/Mix Show Airplay Artist and the No. 11 Dance Club Songs Artist.

Calvin Harris was enormous once more in 2018, finishing the yr because the No. 2 Top Dance/Electronic Artist. His Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 finishes at No. 2 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums listing, and Harris was the No. three Top Dance/Electronic Albums Artist. Funk started the chart yr, on December 2, 2017, at No. 1 (the ultimate of its 17 weeks on the prime in 2017) after which spent the complete yr bouncing in regards to the prime 10. The continued regular efficiency of Harris’ earlier No. 1s, 18 Months and Motion, additionally contributed to his excessive year-end placement.

Harris’ home monitor with Dua Lipa, “One Kiss,” ends at No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, No. three on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, No. four on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, No. 5 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales and No. 10 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs.

Dua Lipa, for her half, was the No. 1 Artist for each Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay. In addition to “Kiss” (which was No. 1 the week of June 2) she topped Dance Club Songs with “IDGAF” on April 28. “Electricity,” with Silk City, truly topped the chart the week after the chart yr concluded, on Nov. 24 (although it had weeks of exercise earlier than it hit No. 1).

Lipa’s “New Rules” reigned atop Dance/Mix Show Airplay for the 4 weeks of February, and “Kiss” topped the chart for 10 weeks from June – August, a No. 1 run second solely to the 11 weeks logged by “The Middle.” Her 14 whole weeks on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay summit have been probably the most of all acts.

Meanwhile, Sofi Tukker scores because the Top New Dance/Electronic Artist, incomes at No. 22 placement on the general Top Dance/Electronic Artists listing. On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the duo’s “Best Friend,” that includes NERVO, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno, peaked at No. 5 on January 27 and ends the yr at No. 17.

Finally, Avicii was remembered on the year-end charts in 2018 following his April 20 dying at solely 28-years-old. The Top Dance/Electronic Artist of 2014 completed 2018 at No. 7, with two tracks touching the year-end Hot Dance/Electronic Songs listing: “Lonely Together,” that includes Rita Ora (No. 42) and “Wake Me Up!” (No. 49). Plus, he scores at No. 6 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums Artist listing, with True, his final unique studio album, ending at No. 16 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums.