Ariana Grande’s ‘SNL’ Performance Prompts Twitter Chart Rise
Ariana Grande soars on the weekly Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart, along with her collaborator The Weeknd, as "Love Me Harder" rises 22-5. The jump in position comes after a full week of online…
Ariana Grande soars on the weekly Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart, along with her collaborator The Weeknd, as “Love Me Harder” rises 22-5. The jump in position comes after a full week of online buzz following the duo’s Sept. 27 appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. It’s the fifth track by Grande to reach the top five of the weekly Top Tracks chart, with “Problem” and “Break Free” reaching the No. 1 position.
The activity is further reflected in Grande’s standing on the Social 50 chart, where she experiences a 38 percent rise in reactions across Instagram and Twitter, with more than 630,000 mentions of her handle on Twitter throughout the charting week ending Oct. 5 (according to Next Big Sound). Though she gains in chart points, she stays steady at No. 3.
The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views, song plays and reactions as measured by music analytics company Next Big Sound.
Recapping the rest of the Social 50 top 10, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande remain in the top three positions, respecitvely. Taylor Swift continues her climb (7-4) thanks to a secret listening session she promoted on her Instagram (which was up 550 percent in reactions from the previous week). As Selena Gomez remains at No. 5, Demi Lovato descends 4-6 as Snoop Dogg rises 8-7. Katy Perry jumps 15-8 after earning 30 percent jump in new weekly Twitter followers, One Direction ascends 10-9, and Nicki Minaj falls 6-10 to anchor the region.
Back on Top Tracks, A$AP Rocky gets his second entry with “Multiply,” featuring Juicy J. It arrives at No. 15 following the debut of its music video on Oct. 2, which has received more than 2 million global views through Oct. 8. Aretha Franklin also debuts at No. 18 with her cover of Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep,” also marking her milestone 100th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.