Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber Leap Into Top Three on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

Selena Gomez in the video for "Kill Em With Kindness."
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Selena Gomez in the video for "Kill Em With Kindness."

Plus, moves from DJ Khaled, Drake & Nick Jonas.

Selena Gomez makes a huge splash on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated June 25) as her “Kill Em With Kindness” single rockets 46-2. The climb comes after Gomez dropped the song’s official music video on June 6.

Watch Selena Gomez's New Black-and-White Video for 'Kill Em With Kindness'

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).

The black-and-white video, largely framed with Gomez behind the scenes at a photo shoot, helped the singer clock 204,000 Twitter mentions for the week ending June 12, according to Next Big Sound.

With “Kindness” racing to the runner-up slot, Gomez scores her sixth top 10 on the chart, and fourth from her Revival album after previous singles “Good For You,” featuring A$AP Rocky (No. 1, two weeks), “Same Old Love” (No. 2) and “Hands to Myself” (No. 3).

Meanwhile, “Kindness” also bounds up the Billboard Hot 100, leaping 74-52 in its second chart week.

A new music video also helps Justin Bieber’s “Company,” which darts 22-3 after having previously topped the chart for one week in April. The jet-setting “Company” clip, featuring footage of Bieber traveling throughout the world, gathered 1.6 million domestic views for the week ending June 9, according to Nielsen Music.

Watch Justin Bieber Travel the World in 'Company' Video

While Gomez and Bieber make huge jumps into the chart’s upper tier, the list’s leader remains the same. Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better” earns a second frame at the summit after debuting there last week. The single previews the Canadian singer’s second full-length album, expected this fall via Island Records.

DJ Khaled and Drake also shake up the top 10 this week, as their collaboration “For Free” starts at No. 10. The track, released exclusively through Apple Music and the iTunes Store, premiered on June 3 on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.

With “Free,” Khaled scores his second-highest peaking entry among six charted titles. “How Many Times,” featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean, reached No. 9 in May of 2015.

For Drake, the No. 10 debut clocks the Toronto hip-hop star’s 17th top 10 credit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks, the most of any solo artist. He glides past Ariana Grande (16) and stands only behind One Direction, whose 24 top 10 hits are the most among all acts.

“Free” is the lead single from Khaled’s forthcoming album, Major Key. In addition to the Drake feature, the record also boasts contributions from Jay Z and Future.

Nick Jonas Serves Up Tasty 'Bacon' Video With a Side of Ty Dolla $ign

Plus, Nick Jonas storms to three new debuts as tracks from his Last Year Was Complicated album enter the ranking. “Bacon,” which features Ty Dolla $ign, leads the new trio with a No. 17 start, while “Touch” opens at No. 21 and “Under You” kicks off at No. 24.

Both “Bacon” and “Under You” also benefit from Twitter buzz generated by their music video releases, which Jonas posted to his official YouTube and Vevo channels on June 10 and June 13, respectively.  In addition, Complicated’s lead single “Close,” featuring Tove Lo, rebounds to a No. 49 re-entry. The two videos and album release together fuel Jonas’ social stats: The pop star snags a 348 percent gain in Twitter mentions (up to 150,000 for the week ending June 12, according to Next Big Sound) and blazes 40-17 on the Social 50 chart.


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