Real-Time Rewind breaks down the big news of the week from three Trending 140 favorites
Put away your New Year’s party favors and welcome back to Billboard’s “Real-Time Rewind,” the weekly video show that 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’s back for episode 82, getting into the nitty-gritty about new songs, music videos and albums from some of the Trending 140’s most notable artists of last year and, so it already seems, 2016 as well.
We begin precisely where we kicked off 2015: with a new Kanye West song. A year removed from the New Year’s Eve release of “Only One,” which immediately shot to No. 1 on the Trending 140 upon its debut, Yeezy does it again with “Facts,” which has since peaked at No. 3 through Tuesday. “Facts” now-famously contains the line “Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy/ Just jumped over Jumpman,” though Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” is a former No. 1 on the Trending 140, so he’s still got a little work to do yet, eh?
“Facts” is likely on West’s new album, currently titled SWISH – though just like a year ago, who knows how close we are to it seeing the light of day.