This Is What You Came For roars up Dance ChartsMay 13, 2016
Calvin Harris rises 14-2 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated May 21) with This Is What You Came For, featuring Rihanna. The track marks Harris’ ninth top 10, the most of all acts since the chart’s debut on Jan. 26, 2013 (Avicii, David Guetta and Zedd trail with seven top 10s each). It’s the second for Rihanna, following “Right Now,” featuring Guetta (No. 5, 2013).
This Is What You Came For sold 123,000 downloads in its first week (ending May 5), according to Nielsen Music, spurring its No. 1 debut on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs. It’s Harris’ third No. 1 on the list (and 13th top 10; only Guetta has more, with 19). The superstar collaboration is the first song to debut at No. 1 on the sales chart in nearly two years, since Ariana Grande bowed at No. 1 with “Break Free,” featuring Zedd (July 19, 2014).
Harris also swings in at No. 4 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (7.8 million U.S. streams); with his seventh top 10, he extends his lead for the most top 10s on that chart, too, now leading Avicii and DJ Snake by two each. This Is What You Came For additionally debuts at No. 5 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay.
While that chart is a union of various full-time dance-formatted stations and top 40 mix show play, the song captured 29 million all-format audience impressions during the week.
As previously reported, This Is What You Came For soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 9, becoming Harris’ fourth top 10 and Rihanna’s 28th, tying her with Stevie Wonder for the fourth-most all time.