Panic! at the Disco, Drake Hit Top 10 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart
The rock group glorifies the top 10 with "Hallelujah," while Drake's "Energy" video helps the track bounce back. Plus, Taylor Swift helps boost a newcomer.
Rock group Panic! at the Disco blasts onto Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks (dated July 25) at No. 7 with “Hallelujah.” The track serves as the lead single from the band’s upcoming studio album, their follow-up to 2013’s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! “Hallelujah” scores its lofty bow with help from the arrival of the song’s music video (July 7). The clip helped “Hallelujah” earn 1.2 million U.S. streams for the tracking week ending July 9, according to Nielsen Music, a gain of 96 percent.
Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period (Monday to Sunday).
“Energy” Surges: Elsewhere, Drake rebounds to a No. 11 re-entry for “Energy” after the cut’s music video debuted on Apple Music (July 10). Huge anticipation for the “Energy” clip -- in which the rapper impersonates figures such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and President Obama -- helped the song pick up 1.9 million domestic streams for the tracking week. “Energy,” notably, is the first video from Drake’s album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, which was released in February and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
“100” to 10: Just above "Energy," Drake also nets a No. 10 bow assisting The Game on “100,” which drew 1.3 million domestic streams for the tracking week. “100” is the second single from The Game’s forthcoming The Documentary 2, the sequel to his 2005 major label debut album. The song’s arrival gives the Compton rapper his fourth entry on the year-old Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks survey and Drake his 27th, extending his lead among all artists. Chris Brown, with 24 titles, ranks second.
Taylor Tweet Lifts Newcomer: Taylor Swift scores a win-win after tweeting her support of Alessia Cara’s cover of the remix of Swift's “Bad Blood.” Cara, a new act signed to Def Jam, performed her version (complete with a reworking of Kendrick Lamar’s parts) on BBC Radio 1 on July 8. The superstar’s backing helps Cara’s rendition bow at No. 3 on the weekly Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Furthermore, Cara’s own current single, “Here,” benefits from the attention, debuting at No. 5 on the same survey. Swift also profits, as her “Bad Blood” hops 11-2 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks, blocked only by Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer,” which climbs 3-1 to earn its first week leading the list.