The MTV Video Music Awards aired on Sunday and fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts about the performances. The Trending 140 showed the results in real time as performers on stage notched top chart positions, including @NickiMinaj, @JessieJ, @ArianaGrande, Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) @5SOS and Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13).
@Eminem’s new single “Guts Over Fear” featuring @Sia debuted Monday, and in a single day managed to climb to #2 on the weekly Popular Chart. The song was partnered with the announcement of “SHADYXV,” @Eminem’s 2-LP set celebrating 15 years of his label @ShadyRecords, due on Nov. 28. @Eminem took to Twitter to confirm the release.
“The Thong Song” artist is back - @Sisqo had a top ten debut single this week with “A-List.”
Music videos matter
With 94 million views and counting, @NickiMinaj’s video for “Anaconda” is something of a pop culture phenomenon. Her provocative single cover was an instant meme and the single is the #2 song on the Popular Chart this week.
The Popular Chart’s top track of the week goes to Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) for “Shake It Off.” The song has 50 million view so far and broke the @Billboard record for the highest debut on the Adult Pop Charts.
Punk pranksters @TrashTalk readied “The Great Escape” with an official music video, a self-described “cautionary tale about the effects of excellent hardcore music.”
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