The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart
Nine weeks after The Weeknd’s “Starboy,” featuring Daft Punk, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, the song returns to the top spot thanks to a push from the singer’s performance at the American Music Awards on Nov. 20.
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).
Along with his AMAs performance, “Starboy” also earns its No. 1 spot after The Weeknd’s Nov. 25 album release of the same name. The album is likely to debut at No. 1 on the next Billboard 200 (chart dated Dec. 17).
At the AMAs, The Weeknd earned nominations for artist of the year, favorite male artist (pop/rock) and favorite male artist (soul/R&B).
Since releasing “Starboy” in September -- the first single from the album -- three other album tracks have also debuted on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart. “False Alarm” reached No. 3 on the Oct. 29-dated chart; “I Feel It Coming,” also featuring Daft Punk, currently stands at No. 25; and “Party Monster” appeared on the Dec. 3 chart at No. 44.
Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony’s “That’s My Girl” jumps 29-3 on Top Tracks, also thanks to their performance at the AMAs.
Along with their performance, the group won for collaboration of the year for “Work From Home” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The song was Fifth Harmony’s first AMAs win and nomination.
“That’s My Girl” marks Fifth Harmony’s eighth top 10 hit on Top Tracks and fourth this year. Their last song to reach the top 10 was “All In My Head (Flex),” featuring Fetty Wap, which peaked at No. 6 in June.
The boost in Twitter attention likely stems from Cabello and Kelly’s duet of the song on the Nov. 23 episode of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Elsewhere, Noah Cyrus achieves the highest debut of the week as “Make Me (Cry)” featuring Labrinth, opens at No. 21.
The 16-year-old actress and younger sister of Miley Cyrus released her debut track on Nov. 15, with momentum building after its Nov. 22 music video premiere.
The video has climbed to more than 11 million global views on YouTube.