After dominating airplay charts worldwide with his collaboration on Pitbull’s ‘Give Me Everything,’ the news dropped this morning that the song had officially reached the #1 position on Billboards coveted Hot 100 chart. With only two Dutch artists to ever go to #1 in the Hot 100’s history [Stars on 45 and Shocking Blue] this must indeed be a very proud moment for the country at large. With nearly 200,000 downloads to date, “Give Me Everything” will take its rightful place at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 starting June 30, 2011.

“Give Me Everything” has sold an impressive 187,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan and On Radio Songs reports that the track holds tight at #2 with a 6% uptick to 147 million in all-format audience, according to Nielsen BDS.

Afrojack had this to say upon hearing the news.

“I’m soo happy, no words just smiles and jumping around, I wanna thank Pit and our teams for their super hard work, and all those ravers out there who are bringing the club to the next level!!
And I just happen to be in Miami, where the track was born so tonight we will celebrate!”-Afrojack

The Dutch producer has been a rising mega-force in the world of dance music, both on the club and festival circuit [having just headlined Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this past weekend with over 180,000 attendees] and within the commercial pop music sector. His unbridled hit making ability, and ease in which he transcends genres, has made this 23 year old musical prodigy the ‘go to’ producer and collaborator for many a pop music icon. In fact, Afrojack has lent his creative force (in varying capacities) to industry heavyweights like Beyoncé, whose track “Run the World” [Girls] sampled “Pon de Floor” which was co-produced by Afrojack. Afrojack also co-produced “Look at Me Now” by Chris Brown.

Even his own song, “Take Over Control” has now penetrated commercial radio, and is currently making its way up the Hot 100 chart, up from #96 last week, to #89 with a bullet this week!)

The first number one song of the Hot 100 was “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson on August 4, 1958. As of the issue dated July 9, 2011, the Hot 100 has had 1,004 different number-one hits.
Its current number one is “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer.

The number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart is a significant accomplishment in the career of Afrojack, whose Grammy win this past February (Best Remix for Madonna’s “Revolver” with David Guetta) hailed the producers arrival into the collective music industry’s consciousness.

“Give Me Everything” ends a 19 week run by Adele for “Rolling in the Deep,” and is the first #1 [on the Hot 100] for both Pitbull and Afrojack.

    • Spinz
    • June 30th, 2011

    congrats to afrojack! his killed Vegas at EDC! listen here

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