Following the U.K.'s Official Charts inclusion of digital streaming this year, the new accounting is causing some shakeups this holiday season. Now the highly coveted Christmas No. 1 could be poised for take over by a song that's nearly three decades old.
Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts --Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy stops by Z100’s Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Episode 29, which features red carpet interviews with Shawn Mendes, Jessie J, Sam Smith, Gwen Stefani, Ryan Seacrest, Meghan Trainor, and Rixton.
R&B singer/songwriter K. Michelle returns to the top of R&B Albums with her sophomore studio set Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?, arriving with 84,000 sold in the week ending Dec. 14, according to Nielsen Music. It’s the best sales week ever for Michelle, and her second No. 1 following her debut album Rebellious Soul (72,000 in its opening frame, and her previous best sales week).