Drake Drives to No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart
The rapper scores his first leader on the Top Tracks survey, while Eminem and Lil Wayne join him in the top 10. Plus, Rita Ora's new single debuts!
Drake earns his first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart as “Know Yourself” re-enters atop the survey dated June 20. (He previously reached the top as a featured artist on Nicki Minaj’s “Only,” which led the survey dated Dec. 27, 2014.) The newer song’s resurgence comes after he offered the track’s first live performance during a Toronto concert on June 2. The big reveal triggered heavy response of Twitter, and helps the cut collect 3.2 million U.S. streams for the week ending June 7, according to Nielsen Music.
“Phenomenal” Debut: Rapper Eminem collects a No. 8 arrival for “Phenomenal,” a track from the soundtrack to the upcoming film Southpaw. Slim Shady’s latest cut blasts onto the survey with 1.4 million U.S. streams for the week, and becomes the rapper’s third top 10 on the survey, following the Sia-assisted “Guts Over Fear” (No. 6, September) and his guest turn on Yelawolf’s “Best Friend” (No. 4, May). The track’s momentum sparks its debut on the Billboard Hot 100, where it lands at No. 47.
Weezy Gets The “Glory”: A third rapper joins the top 10 club as Lil Wayne nabs a top 10 debut with “Glory,” which enters at No. 9. The track — Weezy’s 16th to reach Top Tracks— was released June 3 as an exclusive cut on Tidal. The rapper also announced it as the first single from his forthcoming Free Weezy Album. The surprise drop and album hype translated into social gains for Lil Wayne: His Twitter mentions jump to 25,500 for the week, according to Next Big Sound.
Rita Returns: Singer Rita Ora nabs a No. 21 bow for “Poison,” fueled by the track’s music video premiere on June 3. The clip garnered social buzz thanks to Ora donning several glamorous outfits in the clip, and attracted support from Madonna on Twitter. “Poison” picked up 501,000 domestic streams for the week. The track serves as the lead single from the British songstress’ upcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to 2012’s Ora (which was never released stateside, but was distributed overseas).