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 Lana Del Rey, Drake, Alessia Cara and Jess Glynne.
So what was happening on the Real-Time Charts this week?
Lana Del Rey is back. She’s released the title track, “Honeymoon, ” from forthcoming album, which follows 2014’s Ultraviolence.
According to Stereogum, during a show earlier this year, Lana Del Rey said that the album would be out in September. On Tuesday July 16, she revealed a snippet of the song and its lyrics in a post on Instagram, instantly sending it to the top of the Trending 140.
When Drake released the official music video to “Energy” on July 10, it caused the track to top the Trending 140 immediately after. The video features Drake impersonating celebrities and public figures as Miley Cyrus, Oprah, Justin Bieber, and President Obama. “Energy” is the first song from If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late that Drake releases a video for. He topped the Trending 140 recently with other tracks including Game’s “100” and Meek Mill’s “R.I.C.O.”
Rising artist, Toronto-native Alessia Cara has been turning heads (and topping the Real-Time Charts) with her breakout single, “Here.” The Def Jam signee appeared on BBC Radio 1 last week where she covered Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” T. Swift tweeted the cover, sending “Bad Blood” to the top of the Trending 140.
Jess Glynne tops the Trending 140 after releasing the music video to “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself,” a single from her forthcoming solo debut album, I Cry When I Laugh. Glynne is best known for her collaboration with Clean Bandit, “Rather Be,” which won a Grammy and peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. I Cry When I Laugh is due out in September.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 8, 2015