Billboard and Twitter Partner to Create ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’


Pharrell’s gleeful clap-along “Happy” is sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as it dominates pop radio, but what are music fans currently buzzing about on social media?

Right now fledgling British boy band the Wanted are trending after releasing a teaser for an upcoming music video with their fans posting reactions to the song. The single, “Glow in the Dark,” might not be anywhere on the charts, but it’s driving the conversation on Twitter right now.

What music fans are tweeting about will be the basis of a soon-to-launch music chart that Billboard and the social media platform paired up to launch. The Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts will track music conversations occurring on Twitter in a bid to measure the popularity of music in real time.

The chart will reflect the top tracks being discussed at any given time and also track the most shared songs by new and upcoming acts on Twitter. Read more


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