Shawn Mendes couldn’t have asked for a “better” start, as his “Treat You Better” blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated June 18. The arrival gives the singer his second leader on the list, after “Life of the Party” reigned for one week in August 2014.
Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period (Monday to Sunday).
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) June 3, 2016
Mendes, one of the most popular breakouts from social media in recent years, teased the single on Twitter for a week, culminating in an acoustic performance of the song that he uploaded to his account one day before the studio version’s June 3 release.
“Better” previews Mendes’ upcoming sophomore album, due this fall on Island Records. The set follows 2015’s Handwritten, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in May 2015.
Meanwhile, Pusha T scores his first top 10 hit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks, as “Drug Dealers Anonymous” debuts at No. 8. The rapper, who is also president of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, dropped the track, which features Jay Z, on May 31.
“Dealers” is the lead single from Pusha’s forthcoming second studio album, King Push. The set follows King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, which debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 in January.
Plus, Fifth Harmony earns six new entries with tracks from their 7/27 album: “I Lied” (No. 18), “Dope” (No. 21), “Squeeze” (No. 24), “Gonna Get Better” (No. 25), “No Way” (No. 28) and “Scared of Happy” (No. 32).
In addition, the album’s lead single “Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign holds at No. 5, while “Write on Me” (No. 13) and “The Life” (No. 16) score re-entries. The nine tracks each benefit from individual Twitter posts from the group’s official account, in which the quintet details the songs’ meanings. The tracks’ parent album 7/27, meanwhile, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 – the group’s highest chart rank yet.