Zayn Scores a New No. 1 in Three Straight Weeks on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart
Zayn becomes the first act to achieve three successive No. 1s on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks, as “BeFoUr” re-enters atop the April 2-dated ranking. The cut replaces “Like I Would,” which bumped the singer’s own “It’s You” the week prior.
“BeFoUr” also fittingly becomes Zayn’s fourth No. 1 on the list, following the aforementioned cuts and his debut single “Pillowtalk,” which led for two weeks in February. All four tracks appear on Zayn’s debut solo album, Mind of Mine, released March 25.
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).
The singer also claims five other spots on the 50-position ranking, led by “Would,” last week’s champion, which slides to No. 6 in its second frame. “Pillowtalk” falls 14-8, while “Wrong” drops 11-35. Meanwhile, the track “She” enters at No. 40 after Zayn previewed some of the song’s audio during a Periscope session on March 18.
Elsewhere on the chart, Ariana Grande rockets 13-5 with “Be Alright” after its commercial release on March 18. The song becomes her 11th top five effort, tying her with Justin Bieber for the highest sum among all solo artists. (One Direction, with 15 top five titles, leads all acts.)
Grande’s current single “Dangerous Woman” remains in the top five, slipping 2-3 in its third charting week. The track, the title cut from her upcoming third studio set, also bows at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The singer debuted both “Woman” and “Alright” live during the March 12 episode of Saturday Night Live.
Meanwhile, Iggy Azalea collects her eighth top 10 entry as “Team” races 36-9 following its release on March 18. The rapper also simultaneously premiered the single’s dance video, which features denim-clad dancers executing a slick routine to the new cut. The clip has gathered more than 9.3 million global views on YouTube in its first week.
“Team” previews her upcoming album, Digital Distortion, expected later this year.
In addition, Bebe Rehxa arrives at No. 22 with “No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj. The pair, who previously teamed up as featured acts on David Guetta’s “Hey Mama,” also blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart.
Rexha premiered the single on Elvis Duran’s syndicated morning radio show on March 16 and posted it to her Soundcloud page, clocking more than 92,000 plays in its debut week. The new track helped Rexha earn a 352 percent gain in Twitter mentions in the week ending March 20, according to Next Big Sound.