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One Direction, Lorde, Fergie & Aretha Franklin: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 18

Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts --Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and…

Welcome back to Billboard’s weekly video show “Real-Time Rewind,” which recaps the past week’s hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts —Trending 140 and Emerging Artists — and the news that’s driving the action. Hosted by Billboard’s Joe Levy, you can watch episode 17, which features One Direction, Lorde, Fergie, and Aretha Franklin.


So what was happening on the Real-Time Charts this week?


Fergie released her first new music in six years entitled “L.A. Love (la la),” which debuted at No. 85 and quickly shot up to No. 1 on the Trending 140. The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin released a cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep,” the first from her upcoming covers album Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, which peaked at No. 2 on the Trending 140. It fell just shy of the No. 1 position thanks to Ariana Grande, whose live performance of “Love Me Harder” with The Weeknd on Saturday Night Live took the No. 1 spot from the favorable buzz it generated online.

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One Direction finally released the full version of “Steal My Girl,” which of course made it to the No. 1 position. And last, when Lorde released the cover artwork to “Yellow Flicker Beat,” the first track from the upcoming Hunger Games film soundtrack, it reached No. 2 on the Trending 140 on September 22. This week when the music finally arrived on September 29, it immediately shot to No. 1.

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.