Janoskians' 'Girl' Debuts on Twitter Top Tracks
The comedy group makes a Top 10 debut, while Carly Rae Jepsen takes over the top slot. Plus, Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran earn a chart milestone.
Australian comedy/music group The Janoskians enter at No. 6 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with "LA Girl." The song scores the lofty arrival following the release of the quintet's parent EP, Would U Love Me, on March 2 and its music video premiere the next day. The EP, released through Republic Records, arrives at No. 9 on Heatseekers Albums, selling 2,000 copies in the week ending March 8 according to Nielsen Music.
The "Girl" video has collected more than 428,000 global views through March 11 on YouTube. With its debut, "Girl" becomes the second track from Would You Love Me to reach a Billboard songs chart: "Real Girls Eat Cake" spent one week on Pop Digital Songs in May 2014.
Cashmere Cat Climbs Top 10: Cashmere Cat also achieves a top 10 debut with "Adore," which nabs a No. 8 bow. The Ariana Grande-assisted cut jumps onto the survey thanks to 817,000 streams for the week, which sparks the song debut at No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100. The pair previously collaborated on Grande's My Everything album, and the Norwegian DJ serves as an opening act on Grande's Honeymoon Tour. As "Adore" arrives, Grande earns her eighth top 10 hit on Top Tracks, surpassing Nicki Minaj for the most among solo artists in the chart's short history. She ties One Direction for the highest sum among all acts since the tally launched nine months ago.
Carly Rae "Really" Likes No. 1: Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen crashes into the No. 1 spot on Top Tracks with her new single, "I Really Like You." Streaming powers the song's debut, with a star-studded music video featuring Justin Bieber and Tom Hanks contributing to the song's 3.9 million U.S. streams for the week ending March 8, according to Nielsen Music. The hefty streaming sum launches the song onto the Hot 100 at No. 48, Jepsen's first visit to the chart's upper half since 2012.
Meghan and Ed Turn 30: Two of the past year's biggest hits, Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" collect their 30th weeks on Top Tracks, becoming the third and fourth songs to reach the milestone. ("Bass" drops 37-41 this week, while "Loud" slides 5-7.) The pair trails only Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" (36 weeks) and Maroon 5's "Maps" (31 weeks) as the longest-running titles since Top Tracks began nine months ago. Wide crossover appeal has helped the songs capture their lengthy runs: Trainor's "Bass" strung together eight weeks atop the all-genre Hot 100 from September through November last year, while Sheeran's "Loud" remains at No. 2 for an eighth consecutive frame on this week's Hot 100, dated March 21.