Little Mix blasts to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Nov. 12 with “Shout Out to My Ex” following the song’s music video premiere on Oct. 20. The clip has rocketed to 37.6 million global views on YouTube through Nov. 3.
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).
“Ex” earned bonus Twitter buzz as fans interpreted the cut as commentary on member Perrie Edwards’ relationship with ex-fiance Zayn Malik and her account that he ended their engagement via text message. As “Ex” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart in the group’s native U.K., it arrives Stateside on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at No. 69.
Little Mix also claims a second top 10 debut this week on Top Tracks, as “You Gotta Not” starts at No. 9. Both tracks preview the girl group’s Glory Days album, due Nov. 18.
Plus, Drake posts three debuts: “Fake Love” (No. 6), “Sneakin” featuring 21 Savage (No. 16) and “Two Birds, One Stone” (No. 18). With the former track, the rapper collects his 20th top 10 on the nearly two-and-a-half-year-old chart, the most of any solo artist. Only One Direction, with 24, surpasses his total.
Drake released all three cuts Oct. 23 on his Beats 1 radio show, OVO Sound, as part of the announcement of a forthcoming “More Life” playlist project, expected in December.
Lastly, Britney Spears bows at No. 42 with “Slumber Party” after she announced a forthcoming remix of the Glory album cut featuring Tinashe. Spears posted a picture of the pair together, which Tinashe later shared on Instagram.
The “Party” redux follows Glory’s lead single, “Make Me” featuring G-Eazy, which reached No. 2 on Top Tracks in August.