No Video? No Problem! Skrillex, Diplo & Justin Bieber's 'U' Hits Top 10 on Streaming Songs
Skrillex and Diplo’s EDM banger “Where Are U Now” hit the top 10 on the Streaming Songs chart dated June 13 after a 22 percent gain in overall activity for the week ending May 31 sends the song 18-10 with 7.2 million U.S. streams (according to Nielsen Music). Notably, the Justin Bieber-featured track is one of two songs in the top 10 without an official music video, though its official audio clip is loaded to YouTube. (The other track in the top 10 without an official video, at least for the moment, is Silento’s “Watch Me.”)
“Where Are U Now” continues to make inroads on the airwaves as well, as it climbs 49-38 on Radio Songs (32 million in audience, up 26 percent). It’s the seventh top 40 Radio Songs hit for Bieber and his first since his featured turn on will.i.am’s “#ThatPower” hit No. 19 in 2013.
Elsewhere on Streaming Songs, Rich Homie Quan’s “Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh)” ascends 24-14 in its third chart week. Unlike “Where Are U Now,” “Flex” is aided by the popularity of its official video on Vevo on YouTube, which accounts for 59 percent of the track’s 6.2 million U.S. streams for the week.
Lastly, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” re-enters at No. 38 thanks to a viral video of a woman performing the track with sign language that made the rounds on YouTube. The 110 percent gain in streaming activity brings its weekly total to 3.6 million U.S. streams (80 percent of which are derived from user generated plays on YouTube).
In other Eminem news, the rapper's recently released track, “Phenomenal,” should impact next week’s charts.