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According to Nielsen’s recent Mid-Year 2016 charts for the top Dance/Electronic material, The Chainsmokerscurrently hold the #1 positions in both the Albums and Top Selling Song categories.

Their album Bouquet, released in October of 2015, earned an overall equivalent of 228,000 units during the period from January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016, beating out Major Lazer’s Peace Is the Mission in second place by around 43,000. According to Billboard, “Equivalent album units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums [TEA] and streaming equivalent albums [SEA].”

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Dance/Electronic Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units)
1. The Chainsmokers, Bouquet (228,000 units)
2. Major Lazer, Peace Is the Mission (185,000 units)
3. Kygo, Cloud Nine (159,000 units)
4. Flume, Skin (141,000 units)
5. David Guetta, Listen (96,000 units)
6. Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U (88,000 units)
7. Lady Gaga, The Fame (83,000 units)
8. Robin Schulz, Sugar (79,000 units)
9. Odesza, In Return (77,000 units)
10. Calvin Harris, Motion (67,000 units)

The album’s leading singles, “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses,” also occupy the first two spots in the Top Selling Songs and Most-Streamed Songs categories. “Don’t Let Down,” which featured vocalist Daya, was sold 1,217,000 times and streamed a whopping 205,025,000 times. “Roses” was sold 830,000 times and streamed 191,038,000 times.

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Dance/Electronic Songs
1. The Chainsmokers featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down” (1,217,000)
2. The Chainsmokers featuring Rozes, “Roses” (830,000)
3. Zara Larsson & MNEK, “Never Forget You” (816,000)
4. Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For” (809,000)
5. DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine, “Middle” (516,000)
6. Flume featuring Kai, “Never Be Like You” (389,000)
7. Robin Schulz featuring Francesco Yates, “Sugar” (265,000)
8. Dawin, “Dessert” (238,000)
9. Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring M0, “Lean On” (190,000)
10. Alan Walker, “Faded” (186,000)

Beating out such acclaimed artists as Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, Flume, Major Lazer, Skrillex and Kygo, it’s clear that The Chainsmokers’ hold on the dance music community will continue to be strong and long lasting. Listen to the two tracks in question below.


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