Katy Perry roars in at No. 2 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks (dated July 30) with “Rise,” after its July 15 exclusive release on Apple Music and iTunes. The tune is blocked from the No. 1 position by Ariana Grande’s “Into You,” which holds for a second consecutive week topping the list.
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).
Back to Katy: The same day “Rise” arrived, the singer also premiered a video for the tune, a montage of Olympics stars in action. The clip has raced to 16 million worldwide views on YouTube through July 21.
The single release helped boost Perry’s Twitter mentions by 731 percent to 297,000 for the week ending July 17, according to Next Big Sound. The social boost, in turn, vaults Perry 26-5 on the Social 50 chart, her highest chart rank since another No. 5 showing the week of May 30, 2015.
Another superstar pop diva, Britney Spears, also rallies to a top 10 debut on Top Tracks with “Make Me” (featuring G-Eazy) at No. 6. As with Perry’s “Rise,” Spears debuted her new song at midnight on July 15 across all digital retailers and streaming services. The new release powers Spears to 224,000 Twitter mentions for the week, up 303 percent, and rockets the superstar 36-16 on the Social 50 chart.
“Make Me” previews her ninth studio album, expected later this year.
The single also gives G-Eazy his highest charting song on the Top Tracks chart among seven charted titles. The rapper’s previous best showing was a No. 18 peak for “Tumblr Girls” (featuring Christoph Andersson) in February 2015.
Meanwhile, Snakehips earns its first entry on Top Tracks, as “Cruel” (featuring Zayn) opens at No. 12. The track concurrently debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart, giving the British duo (James Carter and Oliver Lee) its second leader on the tally among six charted titles. Their previous chart-topper, “All My Friends” (featuring Tinashe and Chance The Rapper), reigned for two weeks in late 2015.