The Billboard Trending 140: Week of June 9

Friday, 13 June 2014

On June 8, Psy (@Psy_Oppa) released his highly anticipated followup to “Gangnam Style” — “Hangover,” featuring @SnoopDogg. It premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live and was posted on YouTube, making it easy for fans to share. Within 24 hours, the video notched 20+ million views; on Monday it was the #1 discussed track of the day.

Notable tracks in the Trending 140 this week include @JacobLatimore’s “Heartbreak Heard Around the World” featuring T-Pain, “TTU” from @Flosstradamus and Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlockaBSM), Rent I Pay by @SpoonTheBand (the band’s first new music since 2010), electro banger “Alarm Clock” from UK Producer @FeedMe, “Final Masquerade” from @LinkinPark,”Phantoms Can’t Hang,” the second single off “while (1@Deadmau5, Jason Mraz “Back to the Earth” and “Brill Bruisers” from @TheNewPornographers.

The charts also surfaced how Twitter love from CHARLI XCX moved “Shower” by Becky G (@iamBeckyG) into the top ten. Props from @LaidbackLuke did the same for “Hope” by @AlexMetric.

Emerging artists shine

For two weeks, K-Camp (@KCamp427) has dominated the Emerging Artists Chart with several songs in the Top 20, and “Cut Her Off” was #1 again on June 10th.

California boys Bad Suns (@TheBadSuns) are finding fans of their single “We Move Like the Ocean,” which held the #1 spot last week and is still holding strong in the top 20.

Music videos matter

@NickiMinaj’s “Pills N’ Potions” orbited the top 10 spots all week and notched #1 on Tuesday when she released her official music video. Other music videos catapulting songs into the Trending 140: @CarlosVives with Marc Antony battle over the same girl in the new vid for “Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar,” Jana Kramer’s (@KramerGirl) “Love” premiered on CMT on Monday, “Palm Trees” from chart regulars @FlatbushZombies and “Crazy Stupid Love” by @CherylCole. Anticipation for the new video for “Queen of Hearts” from @WeTheKings created chart placement, too.

Chart imitates life

TV and radio appearances also translate to rising songs on the Trending 140. “Angel in Blue Jeans” was performed by @Train on Monday’s Howard Stern Show, Jack White’s “Just One Drink” was a web-exclusive performance posted by Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” and on Tuesday R5 (@OfficialR5) played “Forget About You” on “Good Morning America”.