Drake and Pink Floyd Surge in Billboard Social 50 Chart This Week
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.14.2013
Pink Floyd celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon...
Billboard reports that Drake saw a rise in the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. He moved up 33-20 after releasing a new track and getting some controversy. His new track, "5AM in Toronto," was released on Twitter as a sequel to "9am in Dallas," a track from his debut 2010 album Thank Me Later.
Drake's new song features some subliminal disses including towards MTV and their Hottest MCs in the Game list (which he placed at No. 5) and also his falling out with the rapper Weeknd. The new track has received 1.5 million plays since it was released on March 7. Conversation on Drake went up 7% on Facebook, and he saw a gain of 96,000 followers. His streaming views of 750,000 during the week were also supported by his recently released lyric video for his song "Right Here." The video's overall total is 2.7 million as of March 12.
Pink Floyd re-enters the Social 50 at No. 29 with buzz from their 40th anniversary of the release of their seminal album The Dark Side of the Moon. The band's Facebook page promoted the anniversary with a sequence of tribute images featuring the iconic prism cover from the album. The activity generated a 311% rise in reaction on Facebook and culminated in over 877,000 new Facebook fans for the band.
For this week's top 10 were the following: Justin Bieber remains at No. 1; Rihanna went 3-2; One Direction went 4-3; Britney Spears dropped 2-4; Justin Timberlake climbs up 7-5; Taylor Swift goes down from 5-6; Beyonce went up from 10-7; Nicki Minaj goes from 6-8; Bruno Mars went down from 8-9; and Eminem slides into the No. 10 slot from 9-10.