Michelle Obama’s All-Star ‘This Is for My Girls’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart
"This Is For My Girls," a supergroup track from Michelle Obama's initiatives, took the No. 1 slot on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, becoming the most shared and discussed track on the…
Who runs the chart? “Girls!”
“This Is For My Girls,” a supergroup track from first lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn and #62MillionGirls initiatives, took over the No. 1 slot on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Wednesday (March 16), becoming the most shared and discussed track on the platform hours after its midnight ET release.
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The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration of conversation around artists and their music, while the Emerging Artists chart measures the volume of tweets around new artists and their songs.
This is for my girls, stand up & be heard — Get TIFMG now at https://t.co/qQZpsCw95G! #62MillionGirls @MAKERSWomen pic.twitter.com/rjamLqrTYs
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) March 16, 2016
The all-star anthem features a powerhouse collective: Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Janelle Monae, Jadagrace and Chloe & Halle all join forces for the single, which was written by Diane Warren.
“It’s kind of like ‘We Are the World’ meets ‘Lady Marmalade’ with these strong voices and strong women,” Warren told Billboard in an exclusive interview soon after the song reached radio outlets on Tuesday.
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This isn’t Obama’s first trip to the top of the Trending 140. On Dec. 10, 2015, she also earned chart-topping honors for “Go to College,” her comedic collaborative rap track on the importance of college education. The cut, which famously featured Obama rapping a few bars, also became the most discussed and shared song on the social media platform for more than three hours.
“Girls,” which was executive produced by AOL’s inspirational women’s website MAKERS.com, will benefit the White House’s Let Girls Learn campaign and the estimated 62 million girls globally without access to education. All proceeds from U.S. iTunes purchases of the song will go to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund.
Additional reporting by Brian Anthony Hernandez.