Viral rap star Kreayshawn debuts on Billboard's Social 50 thanks in part to the popularity of her "Gucci Gucci" YouTube video, which has amassed nearly 9 million views. Other notable chart-risers include Tyler Ward, L.A. rapper DeStorm and the six-sister vocal group Cimorelli.
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 official video by Lovato, which debuted on July 14, sits at 5.3 million views.
As Pandora rolls out its new design, with an increased emphasis on music sharing, the big question is: How does it compare to Spotify? While the two music services are separate products, with generally separate audiences and features, it’s a question worth asking.
The same week Rihanna trumped Lady Gaga on Facebook with over 41 million fans, RiRi took over the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Social 50. Also, Evanescence makes their chart debut as they ready their first studio album in four years and Demi Lovato jumps up ten spots fueled by her red hot single "Skyscraper."