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Top Electronic Albums is a music chart published weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks the top selling electronic music albums in the United States. The chart debuted on the issue dated June 30, 2001. It originally began as a fifteen-position chart and has since expanded to twenty-five positions. Rankings are compiled by point-of-purchase sales obtained by Nielsen Soundscan data and from legal digital downloads from a variety of internet music stores. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Electronica is a rather vague term that covers a wide range of electronic or electronic-influenced music. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Nielsen Media Research that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products for Billboard and other music industry companies. ... A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official legally released music single released by artists to the public. ...

Top Electronic Albums features full-length albums by artists who are associated with electronic music genres (house, techno, IDM, trance, etc.) as well as pop-oriented dance music and electronic-leaning hip-hop. Also eligible for this chart are remix albums by otherwise non-electronic-based artists and DJ-mixed compilation albums and film soundtracks which feauture a majority of electronic or dance music. House music is a style of electronic dance music, the earliest forms of which originated in the United States in the early- to mid-1980s. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Trance is a style of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... Dance music is music composed, played, or both, specifically to accompany social dancing. ... Hip-Hop music is a style of popular music. ... A remix is an alternate mix of a song different from the original version, made using the techniques of audio editing. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... A compilation album is a musical album featuring songs or tunes with some common characteristics. ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ...

The first number-one title on Top Electronic Albums was the original soundtrack to the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Categories: Movie stubs | Action films | Adventure films | 2001 films | Films based on video games ...

The current number one (issue dated July 1, 2006) is St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... St. ... Gnarls Barkley is a musical collaboration between producer Danger Mouse and rapper/singer Cee-Lo. ...

External links

  • Billboard.com
  • Current Top Electronic Albums chart (top ten positions)



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