Selena Gomez's 'Hands' Rockets Into Top Five on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks
The pop star's latest single zooms into the chart's upper region, while Adele ties a chart record!
Selena Gomez's "Hands to Myself" blasts into the top five on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Jan. 9. The sultry cut vaults 25-4 on the strength of its music video release, which Gomez exclusively premiered with Apple Music on Dec. 21.
In the preceding week, the singer teased a 30 second snippet with Beats by Dre on Twitter and Instagram. The full video's release helped fuel 180,000 Twitter mentions for the singer in the week ending Dec. 27, according to Next Big Sound, a gain of 46 percent. In addition, Gomez's new single kicks off at No. 37 on the Streaming Songs chart, collecting 5 million U.S. streams for the week ending Dec. 24, according to Nielsen Music.
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).
"Hands" is the third release from Gomez's Revival album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in October. Lead single "Good For You," featuring A$AP Rocky, re-enters the list at No. 13 this week, having topped the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks survey for two weeks in July. The album's second single, "Same Old Love," reached No. 2 on the chart dated Sept. 26 and rebounds 18-9 this week.
Meanwhile, Adele ties the record for longest-leading No. 1 by a female artist as "Hello" returns to the summit with a 3-1 climb for its third nonconsecutive week in command. With the move, the hit single equals Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," which reigned for three weeks between November 2014 - January 2015. (The Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart began in 2014.)
As "Hello" rises, it displaces One Direction's "History," which dives 1-17 after one week leading the list.
Adele continues to dominate other Billboard charts: "Hello" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth straight frame, while its album 25 tops the Billboard 200 for a fifth week, racing ahead with another million units sold. She also holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.
Plus, as year-end countdowns and recaps begin to close out 2015, several of the year's biggest hits make returns to the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart. Major Lazer & DJ Snake's "Lean On" featuring MØ leads the charge with a 45-12 boost. The dance cut was recently named Spotify's most-streamed song of all time and listeners rallied around the track when it was shut out of the 2016 Grammy nominations.
Other songs benefiting from the year-end boost include "Uptown Funk!," which re-enters at No. 36 after peaking at No. 4 in January 2015. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' inescapable funk-laced smash was named the No. 1 Hot 100 song of 2015.
"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, which led the Hot 100 for 12 weeks, also re-enters at No. 30. The track led the weekly Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks survey for three weeks in April - May 2015.