BTS, 5 Seconds of Summer & Major Lazer Make Waves on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

BTS in 2016
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BTS attends the 5th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on Feb. 17, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. 

Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” featuring Justin Bieber and MO, leaps 3-1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Aug. 13) following its first full week of release after its July 22 debut.

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 single grants Major Lazer -- the trio of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire -- and MO their first No. 1 and top 10 effort on the Top Tracks chart. Previously, both acts reached a high of No. 12 this January with “Lean On,” their collaboration alongside DJ Snake.

Bieber, meanwhile, collects his fifth leader on the list, following the chart-topping turns of “What Do You Mean?” (six weeks), “Sorry” (eight weeks, the chart record), “Love Yourself” (two weeks), and “Company” (two weeks).  (The Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart began in May 2014.)

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Just below “Water,” K-pop group BTS’ “Butterfly” soars to a No. 2 re-entry on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks thanks to two popular takes on the boy band’s song: The first was a violin cover posted to Twitter by Jun Sung Ahn, who boasts nearly 1 million YouTube subscribers and performed at KCON in Los Angeles on July 28. (KCON is a K-pop music convention.) Plus, a cover by singer Lucia earned 35,000 retweets and more than 82,000 global views on YouTube through Aug. 3.

In addition, BTS itself appeared at KCON in Los Angeles on July 31, and during the chart’s tracking week (July 25-31), several of the group’s fans reposted a BTS performance of “Butterfly” from KCON in Abu Dhabi earlier this year.

5 Seconds of Summer grab the Nos. 3 and 4 slots on the Top Tracks chart, with “Broken Home” and “Invisible,” respectively. The cuts arrive on the chart after the group’s Ashton Irwin tweeted part of each song’s lyrics and links to the track’s audio on Spotify. (Behold, the power of a tweet from a 5SOS band member!)

Also in the top 10, Martin Garrix makes his Top Tracks chart debut as “In the Name of Love,” with Bebe Rexha, bows at No. 7. The arrival is Rexha’s third entry on the chart and ties her best rank. She previously reached No. 7 as a featured act on “Hey Mama” with David Guetta and other featured artists Nicki Minaj and Afrojack.

Back to “Love”: the pair released the track on July 28 and topped the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart the following day. The cut’s official audio has powered to more than 5.6 million global plays on YouTube through Aug. 3. The track may appear on Garrix’s first full-length album, which is expected this year.

Plus, The Chainsmokers also roar to a top 10 start as “Closer,” featuring Halsey, opens at No. 8. The release becomes the group’s fourth charting entry this year and surpasses the No. 11 peak of the Daya-featuring “Don’t Let Me Down” to give the electronic duo its highest rank to date.

With “Closer,” featured act Halsey collects her eighth charting title on the Top Tracks chart and fifth trip to the top 10. She previously reached the chart’s upper region with two titles in 2015: “Gasoline” (No. 9) and as a featured act on Justin Bieber’s “The Feeling” (No. 10) , and twice this year with “Colors” (No. 10) and Castle” (No. 7).


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