Dance/Electronic Albums

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Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Dance/Electronic Albums (formerly Top Electronic Albums) is a music chart published weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks the top-selling electronic music albums in the United States based on sales compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The chart debuted on the issue dated June 30, 2001 under the title Top Electronic Albums, with the first number-one title being the original soundtrack to the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.[1] It originally began as a fifteen-position chart and has since expanded to twenty-five positions.

Top Electronic Albums features full-length albums by artists who are associated with electronic music genres (house, techno, IDM, trance, etc.) as well as pop-oriented dance music and electronic-leaning hip hop. Also eligible for this chart are remix albums by otherwise non-electronic-based artists and DJ-mixed compilation albums and film soundtracks which feature a majority of electronic or dance music.

In 2019, Billboard added a companion chart, Dance/Electronic Album Sales, which tracks the top 15 albums based solely on physical sales, but with an emphasis on core dance/electronic artists.

The Fame by Lady Gaga holds the record for the most weeks at number one (175 weeks) as well as the most weeks on the chart (463 weeks).[2] As of the issue dated February 4, 2023, Renaissance by Beyoncé is the current number one.[3]

Artist milestones[edit]

Most number-one albums[edit]

Albums Artist Source
7 Lady Gaga [4][2]
Louie DeVito [5]
6 Daft Punk [6]
The Chainsmokers [7]
4 Aphex Twin (One as "AFX") [8]
Lindsey Stirling [9]
M.I.A. [10]
Pet Shop Boys [11]

Most cumulative weeks at number one[edit]

Weeks Artist Source
244
Lady Gaga [2]
91
The Chainsmokers [7]
47
Gnarls Barkley [12]
37
Daft Punk [6]
35
Gorillaz [13]
32
Louie DeVito
29
Lindsey Stirling [9]
23
Calvin Harris [14]
22 M.I.A [10]
Marshmello [15]
20
Drake [16]

Most entries on the chart[edit]

Entries Artist Source
33
Armin van Buuren [17]
22
Tiësto [18]
19
Louie DeVito
18
The Happy Boys
16
Moby [19]
15
Pet Shop Boys [11]
13
Bad Boy Joe
David Waxman [20]
12
Johnny Vicious
11
DJ Skribble
DJ Riddler

Album milestones[edit]

Most weeks at number one[edit]

Weeks Album Artist Year(s) Source
175
The Fame Lady Gaga 2008–22 [2]
46
Memories...Do Not Open The Chainsmokers 2017–18 [7]
39
St. Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley 2006–07 [12]
36
Chromatica Lady Gaga 2020–21 [2]
34
Demon Days Gorillaz 2005–06 [13]
21
Random Access Memories Daft Punk 2013–14 [6]
20
Honestly, Nevermind Drake 2022 [16]
19 Shatter Me Lindsey Stirling 2014–15 [9]
Sorry for Party Rocking LMFAO 2011–12 [21]
Born This Way Lady Gaga 2011 [2]
Kala M.I.A. 2007–08 [10]
Give Up The Postal Service 2004–05

Most weeks on the chart[edit]

Weeks Album Artist Source
463
The Fame Lady Gaga [2]
419
Nothing but the Beat David Guetta [22]
416
Demon Days Gorillaz [13]
377
Random Access Memories Daft Punk [6]
328 True Avicii [23]
Born This Way Lady Gaga [24]
325
Collage (EP) The Chainsmokers [7]
303
Memories...Do Not Open The Chainsmokers [7]
290
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 Calvin Harris [14]
281
Motion Calvin Harris [14]

Year-end number-one albums[edit]

List of albums that ranked number-one on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Year-End chart.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Bows New Electronic Chart". Billboard. June 19, 2001. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Lady Gaga Chart History". Billboard. February 2, 2023.
  3. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. February 2, 2022. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  4. ^ "Lady Gaga's 'Dawn of Chromatica' Crowns Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart in Record-Setting Week". Billboard. September 14, 2021. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Artist Biography by David Jeffries. "Louie DeVito | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d "Daft Punk Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  7. ^ a b c d e "The Chainsmokers Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  8. ^ Murray, Gordon (July 21, 2016). "Calvin Harris & Rihanna Rule Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'This Is What You Came For'". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "Lindsey Stirling Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  10. ^ a b c "M.I.A. Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2022.
  11. ^ a b "Pet Shop Boys Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  12. ^ a b "Gnarls Barkley Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2022.
  13. ^ a b c "Gorillaz Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  14. ^ a b c "Calvin Harris Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  15. ^ "Marshmello Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2022.
  16. ^ a b "Drake Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2022.
  17. ^ "Armin van Buuren Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  18. ^ "Tiësto Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  19. ^ "Moby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  20. ^ "David Waxman Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  21. ^ "LMFAO Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  22. ^ "David Guetta Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  23. ^ "Avicii Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  24. ^ "Lady Gaga Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2023.

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