Friday, February 20, 2015

Billboard: Madonna's First Top 10 On The Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

MADONNA'S FIRST TOP 10: Madonna's made major news by scoring her 44th No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart dated March 7 with "Living for Love," tying her with George Strait for the most leaders on a single Billboard chart. (Strait has logged 44 No. 1s on Hot Country Songs.)

Meanwhile, on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Madonna notches a notable first: her first top 10.

Madonna marches 13-9 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Love," marking her first trip to the upper region. (How is it her first top 10 on the list, given her three decades of musical dominance? The chart, measuring sales, radio airplay, streams and club play, launched in January 2013.) While "Love" had appeared on the chart for eight prior weeks, its rank is buoyed by her performance of it on the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards telecast. "Living" leaps by 64 percent to 587,000 U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 15, with 58 percent stemming from YouTube on Vevo views (which include the song's official video and the live Grammys performance).

The first single from Rebel Heart (March 10) is the chart's top Digital Gainer and similarly surges by 72 percent to 17,000 downloads sold and soars 11-5 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. "Love" is Madonna's second top 10 on the sales tally; fellow new album track "Bitch I'm Madonna" peaked at No. 9 on Jan. 3.

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