Weird @alyankovic kicked off #8videos8days to garner buzz surrounding his newly released album ‘Mandatory Fun’. This month, music fans sent over 477,000 Tweets mentioning #8Videos8Days and Weird Al’s new album. For eight days, Al used parody videos to debut singles off the new album.
“Word Crimes,” a cover of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” remixed into a jingle about common grammatical errors — hit #1 on the Trending 140 chart. On Tuesday his album “Mandatory Fun” entered the @Billboard Chart as #1. Congrats Weird Al!
When @Drake hosted the 2014 @ESPYS, he lit up Twitter streams around the globe. His memorable skits included the original song “Side Pieces” and a duet with R&B singer @ItsBMcKnight. Drake’s hilarious ode was one of the night’s most-tweeted-about performances and after the @ESPYS, it dominated the Trending 140 Chart.
Seattle artist @PerfumeGenius released the video for his single “Queen,” which will appear on his third album “Too Bright.” It became @Pitchfork’s “Best New Track” and debuted on the Trending 140 at #3.
@JakeMiller’s followers were thrilled to see his new music video “Coming Home.” Before Jake officially released the track, the song charted.