M.I.A. scores her third No. 1, all consecutively, on Dance/Electronic Albums, as “Matangi” debuts at No. 1 with sales of 14,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “Kala” spent 19 weeks at No.1 in 2007-08 and “Maya” spent a week at No. 1 upon its debut (July 31, 2010). She first reached the chart with her introductory set “Arular,” which peaked at No. 3 in 2005.
With her new topper, M.I.A. ties Bjork for the second-most No. 1s by a solo female in the 12-year history of the chart. Lady Gaga leads with four.
Two tracks from “Matangi” (an apparent reference to the tantric Hindu goddess, as well as the singer’s first name, Mathangi) enter Dance/Electronic Songs: “Y.A.L.A.” (No. 28) and “Come Walk With Me” (No. 39).