The Vamps, Nick Carter and Miley Cyrus: Real-Time Twitter Rewind for Oct. 9
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 fuels it. Shira Karsen hits the studio for episode 70, which delves into the latest hits from The Vamps, Nick Carter and Miley Cyrus.
So what happened on the Real-Time Charts this week?
The Vamps’ ‘Wake Up’: British pop band The Vamps return to chart action this week with “Wake Up!” and its official video. The clip stars Brooklyn Beckham, son of former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and retired soccer icon David Beckham, performing a series of action stunts while the group jams atop an enormous transmission tower. Upon the video’s release on Oct. 2, “Wake Up” raced to No. 1 on the Trending 140.
“Wake Up” previews The Vamps’ sophomore album, of the same name, due out Nov. 27. The set follows their 2012 debut, Meet The Vamps, which contained the singles “Somebody To You” and “Oh Cecilia (You’re Breaking My Heart).” The cuts featured popular reworked versions with Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes, respectively.
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Backstreet’s Back…Sort Of: Backstreet Boys' fans received a double whammy of past and present this week thanks to Nick Carter. First, the former BSB dropped a new song and video “I Will Wait,” which he explained was inspired by Ed Sheeran’s songwriting. The song climbed to No. 1 briefly on the Trending 140. In addition, Carter is a contestant on the current season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, and performed his jazz routine to one of the boy band’s most memorable singles, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back.)” The performance sparked Internet nostalgia from several members of the Backstreet Boys.
Back to the future: “I Will Wait” previews Carter’s upcoming album, All American. The album is his third solo project, after 2002’s Now or Never and 2011’s I’m Taking Off.
Miley Tackles SNL: After a relatively quiet month, Miley Cyrus roared back into the public eye this October. First, the provocative pop star released “Hands of Love,” a song from the upcoming film Freeheld, which stars Ellen Page and Julianne Moore, on Oct. 4. Upon release, the track flew to No. 6 on the Trending 140.
The following day, Cyrus assumed hosting duty for Saturday Night Live, which featured sketches around Taylor Swift’s squad and a guest spot from Hillary Clinton. Cyrus also performed on the program, singing “The Twinkle Song” and “Karen Don’t Be Sad” from her latest album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, which he surprise released after the VMAs on Aug. 30.
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.