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 (143 weeks) as well as the most weeks on the chart (392 weeks).[2]

Artist milestones[edit]

Most number-one albums[edit]

Albums Artist Source
7 Lady Gaga [3]
Louie DeVito
5
Daft Punk
4 Aphex Twin (One as "AFX") [4]
M.I.A.
3 Avicii
Björk
The Chemical Brothers
deadmau5
Depeche Mode
DJ Skribble
Nine Inch Nails
Scissor Sisters
Tiësto

Most cumulative weeks at number one[edit]

Weeks Artist Source
212
Lady Gaga
89
The Chainsmokers
47
Gnarls Barkley
36
Daft Punk
35
Gorillaz
32
Louie DeVito
29
Lindsey Stirling
23
Calvin Harris
22 M.I.A
Marshmello

Most entries on the chart[edit]

Entries Artist Source
21
Armin van Buuren [5]
19 Louie DeVito
Tiësto
18
The Happy Boys
13
Bad Boy Joe
12 Moby
Pet Shop Boys
Johnny Vicious
David Waxman
11 DJ Skribble
DJ Riddler

Album milestones[edit]

Most weeks at number one[edit]

Weeks Album Artist Year(s) Source
143
The Fame Lady Gaga 2008–21 [2]
46
Memories...Do Not Open The Chainsmokers 2017–18
39
St. Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley 2006–07
36
Chromatica Lady Gaga 2020–21
34
Demon Days Gorillaz 2005–06
21
Random Access Memories Daft Punk 2013–14
19 Shatter Me Lindsey Stirling 2014–15
Sorry for Party Rocking LMFAO 2011–12
Born This Way Lady Gaga 2011
Kala M.I.A. 2007–08
Give Up The Postal Service 2004–05
16
Dirty Vegas Dirty Vegas 2002
13
Confessions on a Dance Floor Madonna 2005–06

Most weeks on the chart[edit]

Weeks Album Artist Source
392
The Fame Lady Gaga [2]
348
Nothing but the Beat David Guetta [6]
345
Demon Days Gorillaz [6]
306
Random Access Memories Daft Punk [6]
257 True Avicii
Born This Way Lady Gaga [2]
254
Collage (EP) The Chainsmokers
238
In Return Odesza
232
Memories...Do Not Open The Chainsmokers
220
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 Calvin Harris
210 A Moment Apart Odesza
Motion Calvin Harris

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Bows New Electronic Chart". Billboard. 2001-06-19. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  2. ^ a b c d https://www.billboard.com/charts/dance-electronic-albums
  3. ^ "Lady Gaga's 'Dawn of Chromatica' Crowns Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart in Record-Setting Week". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  4. ^ Murray, Gordon. "Calvin Harris & Rihanna Rule Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'This Is What You Came For'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  5. ^ "Armin van Buuren Sets Record On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  6. ^ a b c "EDM Music & Dance Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-01-14.

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