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Justin Timberlake Climbs to Top 10 of Billboard’s Social 50 Chart

February 21, 2013 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

Billboard reports Justin Timberlake has hit the top of the Social 50 chart with his new song “Suit and Tie.”

Justin Timberlake gone to 18-9 off the success based on the success of “Suit & Tie” which had its video released on February 14. This is Timberlake’s first week in the top 10 after 88 weeks on the list. He added over 456,000 fans to his overall fanbase (up 2.4% over the previous week). 193,000 of those fans were added on Facebook.

The “Suite & Tie” Official video had a 95% rise in weekly video views to Timberlake’s VEVO channel. The channel also added 14 million new views during the charting week.

Drake went from 39 to 22 this week. This coincided with the debut of the video for his newest single “Started From the Bottom.” Through February 21, it received 9.7 million views worldwide since its February 13 debut. The release was an 8% weekly lift in the overall fanbase for Drake. He got over 57,000 new fans on Facebook, 76,000 new followers on Twitter, which in total added to an 80% increase for Drake over the previous week.

Rihanna returned to the number 1 spot on the Social 50 Chart following the debut of the video for her single “Stay” which features Mikky Ekko. It’s clip debuted on February 12 after the duo performed the song at the Grammy Awards on February 10. Rihanna had 23 million views earned by “Stay” for the charting week, and had over 59 million views for her VEVO channel for the week (a 25% increase). A 112% increase in her reactions on Facebook came to more than 330,000 new fans for Rihanna on the platform. On Twitter, Rihanna had 121,000 new followers.

Rounding out the top 10: Justin Bieber jumping (4-2); Taylor Swift (6-3); Britney Spears (8-4); Bruno Mars (7-6); Beyonce went down a few positions (1-5); Shakira (3-7); One Direction bumps up a rung (9-8); and Eminem went up to the bottom (11-10).

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