Rihanna Pumps Up ‘Oxygen’ on Top Twitter Tracks
Rihanna bounds up the chart with "American Oxygen" after its music video premieres, while Wiz Khalifa crowns the survey with a soundtrack hit. Plus, Nick Jonas' "Jealous" earns a second run in the…
Following the release of its official music video, Rihanna‘s “American Oxygen” bursts 38-2 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated April 25). The “Oxygen” clip premiered via Tidal on April 5 and remained exclusive to the service until it reached YouTube on April 16. As “Oxygen” rises, the track marks the fourth consecutive top 10 hit for the Barbadian singer on Top Tracks, following “FourFiveSeconds,” (No. 3, in February), “Towards the Sun” (No. 8, March) and “B**** Better Have My Money” (No. 1, one week, April). Rihanna narrowly misses out on boasting concurrent top 10 tracks, as “Money” slides 4-11.
Khalifa Crowns: With a 10-1 vault, Wiz Khalifa conquers Top Tracks with “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth. The hit from the Furious 7 soundtrack soars to No. 1 with help from a whopping 25 million U.S. streams (up 510 percent) for the week ending April 12, according to Nielsen Music, fueled heavily by the April 6 premiere of its video. With “Again” heading up the survey, Furious 7 appears to be Khalifa’s good luck charm on Top Tracks. Of the rapper’s 15 charted titles, two have climbed into the top 10 – both from the soundtrack: “Again” and “Go Hard or Go Home” (with Iggy Azalea), which debuted and peaked at No. 10 on the chart dated March 7. As previously reported, Khalifa and Puth duplicate their 10-1 rise with “Again” on the Billboard Hot 100.
Nick Nets a Rebound: Nick Jonas lifts “Jealous” back into the Top Tracks top 10 (37-10) in its 28th chart week thanks to a pair of popular online clips. While in the U.K., Jonas surprised fans with a sing-along of “Jealous” at the Westfield London shopping center on April 10. The same day, music mogul Simon Cowell performed a cover of the tune’s chorus for Capital FM in the U.K., and the station even superimposed Cowell’s head onto Jonas’ body for a makeshift music video. The viral videos help drive “Jealous” to 3 million U.S. streams for the week (up 7 percent), and the comeback returns “Jealous” to the Top Tracks top 10 for the first time since it sped 22-2 on the survey dated Dec. 20.