Katy Perry's DNC Performance Sends 'Rise' to No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

Katy Perry performs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
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Katy Perry performs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention-Day 4 at Wells Fargo Center on July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia.

Katy Perry commanded the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night (July 28), announcing her intention to vote for Hillary Clinton and giving the first live performance of her new single “Rise,” which vaulted the song to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart. The track remained in the chart’s top 10 for more than six hours surrounding her performance.

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The ascent to No. 1 marks the third different day in which “Rise” has climbed to the summit, after previously topping the list on both July 22 and July 23.

The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration of conversation around artists and their music.

Perry appeared onstage in Philadelphia moments before Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States.

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Before her performance -- a medley of “Rise” and “Roar” (her 2013 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit) -- Perry implored the crowd to support Clinton’s run for the White House. “I don't have a formal education, But I do have an open mind. And I have a voice,” she said. “Here's how I'm going to use my voice: I'm going to vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Listeners may be hearing more of Perry and “Rise” in the coming weeks. The song, which dropped on July 15, is a featured anthem for NBC’s coverage of the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A day after “Rise” debuted, Perry dropped a supporting video for the track, starring Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, gymnastics star Simone Biles, members of the U.S. women's soccer team and other Olympic stars.


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