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Blur Steps 'Out' on Twitter Top Tracks

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Blur on July 29, 1994 in Amsterdam 

Britpop band previews first studio album in 12 years. Plus, Drake's new album spurs five debuts.

U.K. rock band Blur flashes onto Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks (dated March 7), earning a No. 15 bow for "Go Out." The group's newest offering previews their first studio album in 12 years, The Magic Whip, due April 28. Streaming helps "Out" enter the survey, as the song's music video has reached more than 836,000 worldwide views since its Feb. 19 premiere. As pioneers of the Britpop sound, Blur scored three top 10 hits on Alternative Songs during their heyday in the mid-1990s. In their homeland, the band racked up 13 top 10 hits on the Official U.K. Singles chart between 1991 and 2003.

Six Tracks for '6 God': Drake seizes six spots on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks as songs from his album If You're Reading This Its Too Late storm onto the survey, led by the re-entry of "6 God" at No. 31. Below, the Canadian rapper collects five debuts: "6 Man" (No. 34), "Legend" (No. 37), "Star67" (No. 40), "Jungle" (No. 47) and "Energy" (No. 48). The five arrivals lift Drake to 22 chart appearances, surpassing Nicki Minaj's 19 for the highest total among all acts in the still-young history of the chart (it launched in June 2014). In addition to Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks, If You're Reading This… dominates other Billboard surveys, posting its entire track list on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and helping the Canadian MC secure a second week atop the Billboard Artist 100.

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'Time' Flies for Ariana: Taylor Swift may never go out of "Style," but her track of the same name does go out of the No. 1 position, replaced by Ariana Grande's "One Last Time," which leaps 25-1 to capture the ranking for a second non-consecutive week. "Time" travels to No. 1 following the release of its music video on Feb. 15, boosting the track to more than 4.7 million U.S. streams for the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music. "Time" also jumps on the Billboard Hot 100, where the track rockets 80-34. As "One Last Time" spends a second week in the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks penthouse, the song ties Grande's longest reign at No. 1 on the eight-month-old survey. The Iggy Azalea-assisted "Problem" also occupied the top slot for two weeks in June 2014.

Wiz & Iggy Head 'Home': Speaking of Iggy, the Australian rapper teams up with Wiz Khalifa on "Go Hard or Go Home," which arrives at No. 10. "Home" features on the soundtrack to the upcoming film Furious 7which also boasts appearances from T.I., Prince Royce and Skylar Grey on the star-studded set. "Home" is Azalea's eighth track to reach the top 10 and Khalifa's eleventh.