Ariana Grande, Alt-J & 5 Seconds of Summer: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Video Show Ep. 6

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Ariana Grande performs onstage during 103.5 KTU's KTUphoria 2014 presented by Burlington, at IZOD Center on June 29, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Welcome to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Hosted by Billboard's Joe Levy, you can watch episode 6, which features Ariana Grande, Alt-J, Paul McCartney, 5 Seconds of Summer and more, right here.


So what was happening on the Real-Time Charts this week?

Ariana Grande's second single, "Break Free," immediately went to No. 1 on the Trending 140 chart after the singer premiered the song on the one-day revival of MTV's Total Request Live: Total Ariana Live.

On July 7, Paul McCartney released the big-budget video for "Early Days," which caused the single to go to No. 1 on the Trending 140 Chart. It was quickly knocked off by Alt-J’s "Left Hand Free.”

After the release of 5 Seconds of Summer’s "Amnesia," it immediately shot to No.1 on the Trending 140. It held that spot for 4 consecutive hours. The band spiked again when they announced their 2015 UK and European tour, "Rock Out With Your Socks Out."

The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration of conversation around artists and their music, while the Emerging Artists chart measures the volume of tweets around new artists and their songs.

Watch Previous "Real-Time Rewind" Episodes:
1. Drake, Kimbra | 2. Psy & Snoop | 3. Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5
4. Robin Thicke, Sam Smith | 5. Busta Rhymes  & Eminem


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