Sam Smith rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Dec. 19) with “Diamonds.” He scores his second topper, after “Promises” with Calvin Harris, tallied two weeks at No. 1 in October 2018.
“Diamonds” is drawing core-dance airplay on KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, WCPY Chicago and iHeartRadio’s Pride Radio, among other stations, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)
“Diamonds” benefits from a radio-friendly remix by Joel Corry, whose “Head & Heart,” with MNEK, led the list for nine frames and finished as the chart’s No. 7 hit of 2020.
Smith has earned six top 10s among 12 total Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart hits, including as featured on Disclosure’s “Latch” (No. 2, 2014) and with his own “Stay With Me” (No. 4, 2014), “Too Good at Goodbyes” (No. 10, 2018) and “Dancing With a Stranger,” with Normani (No. 6, 2019).
Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Joe Killington jumps 12-8 with “Painkiller,” featuring Lovely Laura (12-8). It’s the first Billboard top 10 for both acts.
On Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) debuts at No. 8 with In Decay, Too (3,000 equivalent album units). It’s Truise’s fifth top 10, following EP Wave 1 (No. 7, 2014), Silicon Tare (No. 4, 2016), Iteration (No. 7, 2017) and Persuasion System (No. 10, 2019).
Shifting to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Studio Killers start at No. 7 with their 2013 track “Jenny.” It’s the first top 10 for the animated virtual act, which just signed to Atlantic Records after going viral on TikTok over the last couple of months. “Jenny” draws most of its points from streaming, as it earned 2.7 million U.S. streams in the week ending Dec. 10.
Additionally on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, David Guetta and MORTEN motor in at No. 31 with “Dreams,” featuring Lanie Gardner. The cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (which resurfaced earlier this year, sparked by TikTok) sold 1,000 downloads (also good for a No. 4 debut on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales survey) and earned 118,000 streams in the tracking week.
“Dreams” is Guetta’s 47th title to reach the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart since its January 2013 inaugural; only Kygo has more (52). It’s Danish DJ/producer MORTEN’s fifth chart hit and singer Gardner’s first.