Real-Time Charts

Eminem's 'Campaign Speech' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

Eminem performs in 2014
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Eminem performs at Grant Park on Aug. 1, 2014 in Chicago. 

Eminem is back with new music, and this time he’s weighing in on the 2016 presidential election.

Eminem’s “Campaign Speech” rocketed to the top of the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after premiering the song on YouTube at noon on Wednesday (Oct. 19). The song generated enough Twitter activity to debut at No. 1 at 1 p.m. ET.

The Trending 140 chart measures the real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter.

The nearly eight-minute freestyle track showcases Eminem’s thoughts on Donald Trump and references controversial figures such as Charleston shooter Dylann Roof and Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman.

“You say Trump don’t kiss a** like a puppet
‘Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the fundin’
And that’s what you wanted
A f---ing loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button
Who doesn’t have to answer to no one
Great idea.”

“Campaign Speech” is Eminem’s first release since “Kings Never Die,” featuring Gwen Stefani, and “Phenomenal,” which were featured in the soundtrack for the 2015 film Southpaw.

Eminem announced the song’s release on his Twitter account, adding that he is also working on a new album -- his first since 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He hasn’t yet announced a release date.