1. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    September 15, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Queen rocks Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 15 on the tally, following buzz generated by what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Sept. 5. On the band's official YouTube channel, 17 videos ran to commemorate Mercury, with stars like Katy Perry (7-11)…

  2. Red Hot Chili Peppers + Ambitious Marketing = No. 2 for 'I'm With You'

    September 10, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Utilizing a comprehensive promotional strategy targeting specialized digital platforms in tandem with traditional marketing tools, Warner Bros. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are celebrating the fruits of their endeavors. While Lil Wayne may have copped the Billboard 200 crown this week , the…

  3. Blink-182 Stirs Social 50 Chart With 'Up All Night' Video Debut

    September 08, 2011 3:27 PM EDT Blink-182 debuts at No. 21 on Billboard's Social 50 due to the buzz generated by the release of the video for their latest single "Up All Night." Since debuting on Aug. 25, the video has accumulated 2.2 million YouTube views. The next day, the group challenged fans to upload…

  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stream Sends Them to Social 50 Top 10

    September 01, 2011 3:20 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart thanks to buzz generated by an iTunes stream of its new album "I'm With You" and pre-release hype of the set, which was released Aug. 30. Last week, the band blasted 40-17 on the Social tally following the…

  5. Watsky's 'Kind of Sexy' Spurs Social 50 Chart Re-Entry

    August 25, 2011 5:55 PM EDT A mixtape helps slam-poet-turned-rapper Watsky re-enter Billboard's Social 50 chart, perking up at No. 48. He released "A New Kind of Sexy" for free download on Aug. 12 via Bandcamp.com , while five days later he uploaded his Lupe Fiasco mini-mix "Show Goes On" to…

  6. Taylor Swift Rockets Up Social 50 Chart After 'Sparks Fly' Video Debut

    August 18, 2011 3:04 PM EDT The debut of Taylor Swift 's video for her single "Sparks Fly" and a bevy of Teen Choice Awards wins for the singer push her up the Social 50 tally this week. The country/pop superstar zooms 19-10 following "Sparks'" arrival on Aug. 11 and her TCA haul on Aug. 7.…

  7. Nicki Minaj's Wardrobe Malfunction Causes Social 50 Bump

    August 11, 2011 3:20 PM EDT A wardrobe malfunction on "Good Morning America" gives Nicki Minaj a boost up to the top 10 on the Social 50. The singer slipped out of her top while performing on ABC's morning talker on Aug. 5, and in turn, the resulting media frenzy shoots the rapper up the tally this week,…

  8. Kreayshawn Explodes Onto the Social 50 Chart

    August 04, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Viral rap star Kreayshawn debuts on Billboard's Social 50 at No. 35 thanks to her continuing building buzz and the growth in popularity of her "Gucci Gucci" video on YouTube. It has amassed over 8 million views since it was uploaded on May 16. More recently, her follow-up song,…

  9. Christina Grimmie & Demi Lovato Climb Social 50 Chart; Akon on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 4:40 PM EDT After falling off Billboard's Social 50 chart last week, Christina Grimmie re-emerges at No. 17, thanks to the success of two YouTube videos. On July 15, she covered Demi Lovato 's latest single "Skyscraper," pulling in 3 million views. This is a feat, considering that the…

  10. Amy Winehouse's Albums & Singles Headed Back to Billboard Charts

    July 25, 2011 4:16 PM EDT The late Amy Winehouse 's breakthrough album "Back to Black," as well as a number of her singles, are staging a return to the Billboard charts this week. The new Billboard 200 albums chart -- which will be revealed on Wednesday (July 27) and reflects the sales tracking week…

  11. Rihanna Takes Over at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    July 21, 2011 1:42 PM EDT In the same week when Rihanna trumped Lady Gaga to become the woman with the most fans on Facebook , RiRi also takes over the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Social 50 chart. Rihanna Takes Lady Gaga's Facebook Crown The chart ranks the most active artists on the world's leading…

  12. Randy Travis Mulls Special Concert for 'Storms of Life' Anniversary

    July 20, 2011 2:00 PM EDT An album featuring 21 guests isn't a shabby way to celebrate a silver anniversary. And Randy Travis is hoping that something more -- a TV special or a concert, perhaps -- might happen to commemorate the 25 years since his triple-platinum major label debut album, "Storms of Life.…

  13. Taylor Swift Makes 'Sparks Fly' On Social 50 Chart

    July 14, 2011 6:28 PM EDT Taylor Swift flies up the Social 50, rising 21-14 following buzz generated by the news of her latest single, "Sparks Fly." Swift took to Facebook on July 5 to make the announcement. Currently, the song has 19,000 Facebook plays and 12,300 MySpace plays. One day later, news came that…

  14. Selena Gomez Bumps Justin Bieber From No. 1 on Social 50

    July 07, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Until this week, only four acts had ruled the still-young Social 50 chart: Rihanna , the Black Eyed Peas , Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber . But now, we have a new No. 1 artist: Selena Gomez . And, in an ironic twist, Gomez takes the crown by bumping her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, out of the top…

  15. Uncharted Territory: Diggy Simmons Returns, The Knocks Feel 'Sunshine'

    July 07, 2011 10:38 AM EDT Rapper and reality TV star Daniel "Diggy" Simmons emerges on Uncharted at No. 12, gaining the highest re-entry of the week. Son of hip hop legend "Rev Run" Simmons , the buzz surrounding Diggy's collaboration with pre-teen hip hop boy band Mindless Behavior helped him…

  16. Selena Gomez Climbs into Top 5 on Social 50 Chart

    June 30, 2011 4:30 PM EDT As expected, Selena Gomez climbs 16-5 on the Social 50 chart thanks to the buzz generated the premiere of her video for the song "Love You Like A Love Song." Since debuting on June 23, the video has pulled in nearly 8 million Vevo views, respectively (a 107% week-to-week increase).…

  17. Uncharted Territory: BL3ND Re-Enters Social 50, Brazilian Acts Felguk and Jota Quest Debut

    June 24, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Exciting things in Uncharted news this week: long-time Uncharted No.1 artist DJ BL3ND also re-entered Social 50 at No. 49, with a 10% gain in YouTube views. His latest mix "Swagga" has earned 1.7 million views since its May 16 debut. Mash-up artist Gregg Gillis, a.k.a Girl Talk ,…

  18. Cody Simpson Makes Social 50 Debut, Chris Brown Leaps Into Top 20

    June 23, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 32 thanks to the premiere of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (200% week-to-week increase). Simpson owes his success to…

  19. Uncharted Territory: Sungha Jung Resurges, Skream Makes Himself Heard

    June 20, 2011 5:46 PM EDT This week's ranking sees some interesting swings this week, as multiple debuts and re-entries shake things up. Here's what's going down on Uncharted: Coming back on at No. 12 on Uncharted, guitar prodigy Sungha Jung earns this week's highest re-entry. His impressive,…

  20. Justin Bieber Returns to Social 50 Summit, Lady Gaga Slips to No. 4

    June 16, 2011 2:55 PM EDT After six weeks at No. 1, Lady Gaga drops to No. 4, handing the Social 50 crown back to Justin Bieber (3-1). As the frenzy around the release of her album "Born This Way" calms, she saw declines in plays (-32%), views (-60%) and fans (-15%) across all monitored social networks and…

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