Adele, Katy Perry & David Bowie Top Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 During Grammy Awards
Each artist landed atop the real-time chart during the festivities Sunday (Feb. 12).
Adele‘s “Hello,” Katy Perry‘s “Chained to the Rhythm” and David Bowie‘s “Blackstar” all hit No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, broadcast live on CBS Sunday (Feb. 12).
“Hello” reigned for the longest amount of time, first hitting the top position after Adele’s show-opening performance. The song again hit No. 1 after winning the Grammy for song of the year. It remained in the top spot for the rest of the night, including during her acceptance speeches for record and album of the year, the latter for 25.
Perry’s new single, “Chained to the Rhythm,” claimed the Trending 140’s No. 1 spot after her politically-charged performance of the single, featuring Skip Marley (grandson of Bob Marley), who joined her on stage at the Grammys. The track had previously shot to the top of the chart upon its arrival Friday (Feb. 10). “Rhythm” is the lead single from Perry’s forthcoming album.
At the beginning of the evening (as well as during a portion of the pre-telecast), Bowie led the Trending 140 with “Blackstar” after he posthumously swept the rock music Grammys for which he was nominated, including best rock song and best alternative music album (for Blackstar).
Although they didn’t reach No. 1, Beyonce’s visually stunning performances of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles,” both from her nine-times-nominated LP Lemonade, landed her the Nos. 2 and 3 positions on the chart, respectively, during the evening. (Queen Bey won two Grammys.)
Chance the Rapper also charted three top 10 songs on the Trending 140 from his decorated streaming-only album Coloring Book, following his Grammy wins for best new artist and best rap performance, with “All We Got,” which he performed, rising to No. 2.
Meanwhile, Metallica (“Moth Into Flame”), Ed Sheeran (“Shape of You”) and The Weeknd (“I Feel It Coming” and “Starboy,” both featuring Daft Punk) were also among artists who leapt into the Trending 140’s top 10 during the Grammy telecast, which ended shortly after 11:30 p.m. ET.