The Billboard Trending 140: Week of June 30

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The @BETAwards drove plenty of songs into the Trending 140 in the days after the show.

Trending tunes included Jennifer Hudson’s (@iamjhud) debut of “It’s Your World,” Lil Wayne’s (@liltunchi) new “Krazy,” @AugustAlsina’s performance with @TreySongz and @ChrisBrown “Kissin’ on My Tattoos,” “Loyal” by @ChrisBrown, @RobinThicke’s new #Paula dedication “Forever Love,” @NickiMinaj “Pills N’ Potions” and @Usher’s “I Don’t Mind” featuring @JuicyJ.

Other notable chart trends in the last seven days include the new @ChrisBrown track “New Flame” which #TeamBreezy dropped on Twitter on Sunday, ”Heavenly Father” by @boniver, streamed on @NPR on Tuesday as part of the soundtrack reveal for @zachbraff’s movie “Wish I Was Here, “GO” from @Grimes, “NaNa” from Trey Songz, whose album “Trigga” came out on Tuesday, and “BO$$” by X-Factor grads @FifthHarmony, who notched #1 just by revealing the cover for the highly-anticipated single.

Emerging artists shine

@RynWeaver’s “Octahate” is gaining love with over 600,000 plays in a week.

R&B singer @TheWeeknd’s racy song “Often” climbed to #1 of the day on Friday.

Professional baseball player and new hitmaker @Mike_Stud rocketed up the chart with “Closer” after the song’s @Pandora premiere.

Music videos matter
Vine superstar @ShawnMendes released his first official music video — exclusively on @TeenVogue — to rapturous reception from his fans. One week later “Life of the Party” is still in the top ten on the chart. @FosterThePeople put out an official video for “Best Friend” and climbed the charts.

@LilyAllen put Internet trolls in their place with her video for “URL Badman.”

and 5 Seconds of Summer ( @5SOS) posted the lyric video for “Amnesia,” creating immediate fan frenzy.