Taylor Swift, Austin Mahone, Fetty Wap & Dr. Dre: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 62

Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Shira Karsen hits the studio for episode 61, which delves into the latest hits from Taylor Swift, Fetty Wap, Austin Mahone and Dr. Dre .


So what happened on the Real-Time Charts this week?

Swift ‘Dreams’: Taylor Swift found herself in a familiar position: No. 1. The pop superstar disclosed on Aug. 5 that her fifth single from the wildly successful 1989 will be "Wildest Dreams." The news vaulted the song to the top of the Trending 140, where it held on for more than four hours. "Dreams" follows the other huge hits from the album, including "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," "Style" and "Bad Blood."

Swift is currently on her 1989 world tour, which boasts an enviable roster of stars that have dropped in for guest appearances, such as Lorde, Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes,  Fetty Wap and many other musicians and athletes.

1738 Back 'Again': Speaking of Fetty, the hit-making rapper released a for-sale version of his track "Again," which helped him climb to the summit of the Trending 140. The hit track continues a strong breakout year for the New Jersey native, following the songs "Trap Queen," "My Way" (featuring Monty) and "679" (featuring Remy Boyz).

Mahone Gets To ‘Work’: Austin Mahone offers Real-Time Rewind a guest appearance as his song “Dirty Work” gets moving on the real-time charts. The single – the first from the YouTube star’s upcoming debut album – topped the Trending 140 on 12 different days, including after a performance on NBC’s Today. Mahone’s social following has played a crucial role in his success: He boasts nearly 9 million Twitter followers and his YouTube channel has more than 461 million views.

The Doctor Is In: Dr. Dre ended one of music’s most maligned hiatuses this week as he dropped Compton, the accompanying soundtrack to the film Straight Outta Compton. (The film chronicles the rise and fall of rap group N.W.A., of which Dre was a member.) The album, Dre’s first since 1999, launched five songs onto the Trending 140 last week – “Intro,” “Medicine Man,” “Deep Water,” “Genocide” and “Talk About It.” Compton also unites a strong rap roster, with guest spots from artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and former N.W.A. member Ice Cube.

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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