Dance music rising: UK stats show highest market share since 2006
According to a recent data released by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry), dance music is at its most popular in the UK since 2006. The buzzing genre now has a market share of 16.3%, third behind the two largest shareholders (pop and rock, respectively). Daft Punk’s explosion back into the scene in 2013 is an obvious cause for such change, but in the last six months no fewer than ten dance tracks have sold more than a quarter of a million copies.
In April, Calvin Harris beat out Michael Jackson’s record for most top ten hits from a single album for 18 Months and Disclosure and Rudimental’s albums topped the charts in May and June as well. Dance music single sales were up by 19.1%, while album sales sprung by a very healthy 33.7%.