While Gorillaz’s Demon Days might still be on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart 13 years after its release, The Chainsmokers’ debut album, Memories…Do Not Open is poised to take the Dance Chart bronze, for third longest at No. 1. Both albums have managed 34 weeks, but The Chainsmokers, who have spent the past year repeatedly reclaiming their crown from different challengers, look likely to be the long-term winner.
Despite the fact that Memories…Do Not Open was released a year ago, it is still holding strong. The first Chainsmokers album held first place on the Dance Chart for more than half the year, despite new releases from Above & Beyond, Kygo, Odesza, and William Control temporarily taking the stage as they had their debuts at No. 1. After Avicii’s death, the Swedish EDM musician claimed the top spot, and even Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 by Calvin Harris held court for a little while and controlled the Top Dance/Electronic list for many months more.
The EDM-pop team up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart has proven to be an exceptional one, claiming five Top 10 Hits of their 13 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100. All three of their EPs peaked within the top three of the Top Dance/Electronic Albums listing, with Collage taking the No. 1 crown for a time as well.
2018 has brought both changes and victories for The Chainsmokers. They claimed Billboard’s number one space in the 2018 rankings for the Billboard Dance 100, and updated their logo for the second time as well. The DJ/production duo initially stood firm against releasing an album in 2016, preferring to focus on EPs. They eventually relented, much to the delight of their fans, including the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.