Dance/Electronic Albums

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 (438 weeks).[2] As of issue August 13 "Honestly, Nevermind" by Drake is the current number one.[3]


Artist milestones[]

Most number-one albums[]

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

Most cumulative weeks at number one[]

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

Most entries on the chart[]

Entries Artist Source
33
Armin van Buuren [11]
22
Tiësto [12]
19
Louie DeVito [5]
18
The Happy Boys
16
Moby [13]
15
Pet Shop Boys [9]
13
Bad Boy Joe
12 Johnny Vicious
David Waxman
11 DJ Skribble
DJ Riddler

Album milestones[]

Most weeks at number one[]

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
36
Chromatica Lady Gaga 2020–21 [2]
34
Demon Days Gorillaz 2005–06 [10]
21
Random Access Memories Daft Punk 2013–14 [6]
19 Shatter Me Lindsey Stirling 2014–15
Sorry for Party Rocking LMFAO 2011–12
Born This Way Lady Gaga 2011 [2]
Kala M.I.A. 2007–08
Give Up The Postal Service 2004–05

Most weeks on the chart[]

Weeks Album Artist Source
438
The Fame Lady Gaga [2]
394
Nothing but the Beat David Guetta [14]
391
Demon Days Gorillaz [10]
352
Random Access Memories Daft Punk [6]
303 True Avicii [15]
Born This Way Lady Gaga [16]
300
Collage (EP) The Chainsmokers [7]
278
Memories...Do Not Open The Chainsmokers [7]
266
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 Calvin Harris [17]
256
Motion Calvin Harris [17]

Year-end number-one albums[]

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

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Billboard Bows New Electronic Chart". Billboard. June 19, 2001. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. August 4, 2022.
  3. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. August 11, 2022. Retrieved August 11, 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. ^ a b "Louie DeVito Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  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 "Pet Shop Boys Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  10. ^ a b c "Gorillaz Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  11. ^ "Armin van Buuren Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  12. ^ "Tiësto Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  13. ^ "Moby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  14. ^ "David Guetta Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  15. ^ "Avicii Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  16. ^ "Lady Gaga Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  17. ^ a b "Calvin Harris Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 4, 2022.

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