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Zayn's 'It's You' Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

Zayn Malik 2016
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Zayn performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 17, 2016.

Zayn collects a second straight No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart as “It’s You” strides 5-1 on the tally dated March 19. The single follows “Pillowtalk,” which debuted at the summit and led for two consecutive weeks last month.

“You” ascends following its first full charting week since the song and its music video were released Feb. 26. The new cut also starts with 3.4 million U.S. streams for the week ending March 3, according to Nielsen Music. The song and video arrival help generate 171,000 Twitter mentions for the former One Direction member in the week ending March 6, according to Next Big Sound.

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Both “Pillowtalk” and “It’s You” will appear on Zayn’s solo debut album, Mind of Mine, due March 25. On Monday (Feb. 7), the singer shared the album’s 18-song track list on his social media channels.

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).

Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor’s “No” enters at No. 12 after its March 4 premiere. Upon its arrival, iHeartMedia radio stations played the song hourly, helping it earn a No. 28 debut on the Pop Songs airplay chart after slightly more than three days of radio play.

Trainor’s “No” arrival prompts 34,000 Twitter mentions for the singer in the week, a leap of 274 percent. The cheeky cut is the lead single from Trainor’s second full-length studio album, Thank You, due May 13. The set follows her 2015 debut, Title, which spun off three top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including the eight-week No. 1 “All About That Bass.”

Below, Ariana Grande bows at No. 17 with “Dangerous Woman,” in advance of its official release on March 11. The pop star recently announced the song as the title track to her forthcoming third studio album in conjunction with the Dangerous Woman website launch.

On the site’s first day, Grande recorded a voice message alerting fans that she will host and perform “Dangerous Woman” and a second new song, “Be Alright,” on the March 12 episode of Saturday Night Live.

Plus, the Academy Awards on Feb. 28 lifts the fortunes of the best original song contenders, led by a 29-5 surge for Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You.” The song’s sprint gives “Happens” its best showing since its No. 4 debut on the chart dated Oct. 3, 2015. The track was written for the documentary about sexual assault on college campuses, The Hunting Ground.

Gaga’s upswing comes after a praised performance, which was introduced by Vice President Joe Biden and featured several dozen survivors of sexual assault sharing the stage with the singer-songwriter.

The best original song winner, “Writing’s On The Wall,” races to a new peak with its No. 11 re-entry, easily surpassing its previous high of No. 30 on the Jan. 30 chart. The Spectre theme claimed the Oscar for writers Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes.

A third nominee, The Weeknd’s “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” notches a No. 23 return after the ceremony, marking its first appearance on the list since the July 18, 2015 edition. The sultry R&B cut climbed to No. 3 on the Hot 100 in May 2015.

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