One Direction, Justin Bieber & Cody Simpson: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 25

Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts --Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is back in the Billboard studio on Episode 25, which features One Direction, Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson, Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ronson.


So what was happening on the Real-Time Charts this week?

On the week leading up to the release of Four, One Direction dominated the Trending 140. Of the 16 tracks on the deluxe edition of Four, 14 of those reached the No. 1 spot on the Trending 140 on the Nov. 17. Majority of Taylor Swift's 1989 also trended, except it spent 26 minutes on top of the chart as opposed to close to One Direction, whose new songs topped the chart for four hours.

On Nov. 11, Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson released collaborative single, "Home to Mama," which reached No. 1 on the Trending 140. Cody Simpson celebrated by posting an Instagram photo in which he mentions that "Home to Mama" was the most-shared song on Twitter over 24 hours.

Lindsey Stirling's "Dragon Age" reached No. 3 on the Trending 140, and Mark Ronson's collaborative track with Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk" reached No. 3.

We're celebrating Thanksgiving next week, so send us your suggestions for what we should be thankful for, chart-wise, using the hashtag #realtimerewind.

The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration of conversation around artists and their music, while the Emerging Artists chart measures the volume of tweets around new artists and their songs.


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