The Chain Smokers dominate 2016

The Chainsmokers_2016 domination

The Chain Smokers after numerous hits under their belt have commanded a unique position in the electronic music world. What began with a massive lifestyle club hit called ‘#SELFIE’ have now developed into a hit machine that leaves behind major artists like Calvin Harris, Robin Schulz and Major Lazer with regards to the number of sales and streamed tracks in the first half of 2016.
 

Billboard

With the lists, Billboard maintains there is an excellent overview of the albums and singles which have been sold or streamed in any genre. The Nielsen Entertainment conducted research for this list evaluating mid-year top 10 dance / electronic album and Mid-year top 10 selling digital dance / electronic songs the number of on-demand streaming and online sales along in the count. The Chain Smokers find themselves in both lists on the number-one spot.
 

Bouquet

‘Bouquet’ album released by The Chain Smokers in October 2015, as you can see from the list below, still doing well. Even with Major Lazer, Kygo and David Guetta behind as the British DJ duo have more than forty thousand sales in the first place of top dance / electronic album.
 
Album units derived by the number of traditional album sales, online sales, and streaming of the album

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Dance / Electronic Albums (Based on Overall Album Equivalent Units)
1. The Chain Smokers, 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)
 
Besides the fact that The Chain Smokers with their album Bouquet have a high ranking in the lists of Billboard are also two tracks from the album insanely successful. Especially  ‘Do not Let Me Down’ is a real hit. With about 1.2 million sales and 205 million streams, this number is far below the top of the lists. ‘Roses’ another one by The Chain Smokers with the second place in both lists. Look at the bottom of the page that tracks almost a year after its release are still lovely to listen.
 
2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Dance / Electronic Songs
1. The Chain Smokers featuring Daya, “Do not Let Me Down” (1,217,000)
2. The Chain Smokers featuring Rozes, “Roses” (830.000)
3. Zara Larsson & MNEK, “Never Forget You” (816.000)
4. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, “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)
 
2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Dance / Electronic Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined)
1. The Chain Smokers featuring Daya, “Do not Let Me Down” (205,025,000)
2. The Chain Smokers featuring Rozes, “Roses” (191,038,000)
3. Zara Larsson & MNEK, “Never Forget You” (156,100,000)
4. DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine, “Middle” (143,724,000)
5. Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring M0, “Lean On” (139,103,000)
6. Skrillex & Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, “Where Are You Now” (96,442,000)
7. Major Lazer featuring Nyla & Fuse ODG, “Light It Up” (93,926,000)
8. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, “This Is What You Came For” (92,644,000)
9. Flume featuring Kai, “Never Be Like You” (84,068,000)
10. Alan Walker, “Faded” (77,084,000)