The Chainsmokers came out on top in Neilsen’s 2016 Mid-Year charts for the top EDM, holding the No. 1 position in both the Albums and Top Selling Song categories.

Their 2015 album Bouquet holds the #1 position with 228,000 units earned from January 1, 2016-June 30, 2016. Coming in second was Major Lazer’s Peace is the Mission with about 43,000 less units sold. The Chainsmokers’ song “Don’t Let Me Down” had over a million total units between January and June of 2016–they also hold the second place spot with the song “Roses” at 830,000 total units.

Both categories are ranked based on overall equivalent album units. 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)


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