Also on Sept. 9, Selena unveiled the Revival track list alongside the official album artwork, a nearly nude black-and-white photo inspired by Jennifer Aniston. With the new single, artwork and track list, the updates for Revival fuel Gomez’s 11.3 million Instagram reactions and 319,000 Twitter reactions for the week ending Sept. 13, according to Next Big Sound. The social flurry helps Selena jump 8-3 on the Social 50 chart and 19-13 on the Billboard Artist 100. Another Gomez achievement for the week -- the singer claims her first No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart as “Good For You,” featuring A$AP Rocky, climbs to the summit.
Lana’s Extended ‘Honeymoon’: Lana Del Rey continues to enjoy her Honeymoon as her upcoming album produces another Top Tracks hit in “Music To Watch Boys To,” which debuts at No. 5. The track becomes her fourth top 10 from the collection, following the title track (No. 1, August), “High By The Beach” (No. 2, August), and “Terrence Loves You” (No. 10, September).
“Boys” arrives after premiering on Apple Music on Sept. 9. On Twitter, Lana called the track “one of my favorite songs from the record,” specifically highlighting the cut’s a cappella opening. The official audio reached YouTube the following day and has gathered more than 1.2 million plays through Sept. 16. Honeymoon will be released on Friday, Sept. 18, following last year’s Ultraviolence.
Slayer Returns: Slayer slices and dices its way to a No. 19 debut with “Repentless.” The cut is the title track from the group’s latest album, released Sept. 11, their first studio set since 2009’s World Painted Blood. Slayer dropped the clip’s music video the same day, and it has seized more than 1.4 million global views on YouTube (through Sept. 15). Slayer’s appearance on the chart is a bit surprising, considering many veteran rock acts (the band formed in 1981 and charted its first Billboard 200 set in 1986) have difficulty reaching the list. The tally is generally dominated by artists whose careers flourish in the age of social media.
Notably, the release of Repentless marks two major milestones in Slayer’s history. It’s the band’s first album without founding member Jeff Hanneman, who died in May 2013, and the group’s first release in nearly two decades without the involvement of producer Rick Rubin. Slayer had been signed to Rubin’s American Recordings label since 1986 and worked together on their last nine studio albums, dating back to 1986’s Reign in Blood.
Tinashe, ‘Party’ Starter: Meanwhile, Tinashe celebrates a No. 17 entry for “Party Favors,” which features Young Thug. Since the “2 On” singer dropped the sultry slow jam Sept. 9 on SoundCloud, “Favors” has more than 803,000 worldwide plays on the service (through Sept. 16). The single previews the R&B star’s sophomore studio set, Joyride (due later this year). Tinashe offered viewers a sneak peak of the album earlier this year through a visual album trailer, released to YouTube Sept. 2.