Rihanna’s ‘Lift Me Up’ Tops the Relaunched Hot Trending Songs Chart

Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s relaunched Hot Trending Songs chart, powered by Twitter and sponsored by Xfinity Mobile, which was published on November 5.

Billboard’s Hot Trending charts, powered by Twitter and sponsored by Xfinity Mobile, track global music-related trends and conversations in real-time across Twitter, with results available for the previous 24 hours or seven days. Each Tuesday, a weekly, 20-position version of the chart, covering activity from Friday to Thursday of each week, appears alongside Billboard’s other weekly charts on Billboard.com.

Hot Trending Songs captures the volume of conversation around a given song, as well as the velocity of conversation, incorporating what’s becoming the talk of Twitter, as well as songs that are already viral on the platform, upon the chart’s relaunch.

“Lift Me Up,” which was released on October 28 but was teased in the days leading up to its debut, debuts at No. 1 on the chart. The ballad’s popularity reflects, in part, the long gap between new singles for the superstar, whose last full-length album, ANTI, was released in 2016.

“Lift” is part of the soundtrack for the upcoming film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Another song from the soundtrack, Rihanna’s currently unreleased “Born Again,” debuts at No. 2 on the Hot 100.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in North American theatres on November 11, a week after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By (Nov. 4).

A slew of new titles follow Rihanna’s double-up on Hot Trending Songs, led by Juice WRLD’s “In My Head” at No. 3, with the Black Eyed Peas, Anitta, and El Alfa’s collaboration “Simply the Best” at No. 4 and JIN’s “The Astronaut” rounding out the top five. Each song was released on October 28; their first weeks of eligibility for Billboard’s multi-metric charts like the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Global 200 will be reflected in next week’s Nov. 12-dated surveys, which cover the Oct. 28-Nov. 3 tracking week.


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