Welcome back to Billboard’s weekly video show Real-Time Rewind, which recaps the past week’s notable trends on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts —Trending 140 and Emerging Artists — and the news that’s driving the action. This week’s episode takes place at the Billboard Studio in Manhattan, and features Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Disclosure and Skrillex.
So what was happening on the Real-Time Charts this week?
Demi Lovato released “Cool for the Summer” on July 1, the lead single from her forthcoming fifth studio album. “Summer” premiered at a #coolforthesummer Manhattan rooftop pool party event hosted by New York’s Z100; she also celebrated (complete with 24k gold cigars) with pal Nick Jonas at a Chicago pool party promoting the single. The track was released through Hollywood and Safehouse Records, the latter of which she launched in part with Jonas.
That Instagram share, along with general buzz around the party and single, garnering more than 1 million mentions and more than 719,000 retweets contributing to her and “Summer” reaching No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140.
Next, Rihanna drops the official music video for “Better Have My Money” on July 1 during a Tidal X event in Hollywood, a teaser for which she dropped during the BET Awards on June 28. “Money” is just one of a few recent Rihanna tracks to reach No. 1 on the Trending 140, including “FourFiveSeconds” and “American Oxygen,” and we’re still without a Rihanna album…
Next, two new dance tracks impact the charts. Disclosure returns with a new track ft. Gregory Porter called “Holding On.” It’s official video drop, along with the announcement of their upcoming sophomore album, Caracal (due Sept. 25) sent the song to No. 1 on the Trending 140. The duo is also expected to release a song with Lorde, who mysteriously tweeted at Disclosure duringt he week.
— Lorde (@lordemusic) June 10, 2015