Wait, where have I seen this before? Billboard launches new Twitter chart

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Is there no originality anymore? 

Last Saturday I had written a story about how CMChatLive.com had this nifty music chart they were doing that kept track of what music people were talking about on Twitter and then put the most-tweeted-about music in chart form and rated it from 1-10. It was interesting because the music people were talking about and tweeting about was very different than what was showing up on the regular music charts. 

CM Chat's description of their chart was pretty straightforward: 

This Country Music Chart is based and sourced entirely from Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement that detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists.  It can change even while I am putting this post up because it’s based on artist’s most tweeted about new song.  I keep my eye on the data all week long to see if there are any changes day to day.

Very cool. Jessica over at CM Chat had started playing around with the chart back in December

So guess what Billboard just announced today. 

Go ahead and take a wild guess. 

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Chart Roundup – Week of November 30th, 2013

Kellie Pickler Unveils 'The Woman I Am' Track Listing

This week Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’s ‘We Were Us’ stays atop Hot Country Songs, rising to #2 on Country Airplay and on Country Digital Songs. Luke Bryan’s ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ is not far behind, however, at #3 on Country Digital Songs and #2 on Hot Country Songs, while ‘Crash My Party’ sticks at #2 on Top Country Albums. His new single, ‘Drink A Beer’, has climbed 14 places to reach #20 on Country Airplay, while it falls to #9 on Country Digital Songs and to #22 on Hot Country Songs. Blake Shelton’s ‘Mine Would Be You’ is also up at the top, holding radio #1 for another week, while it’s at #5 on Country Digital Songs and #3 on Hot Country Songs, and ‘Based On A True Story…’ falls to #5 on Top Country Albums. 

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Chart Roundup – Week of November 2nd, 2013

Scotty McCreery Announces Sophomore Album Details

Just like the broken record of Florida Georgia Line that was, Luke
Bryan
’s ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ is becoming a mainstay of the country
charts. At #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs once more, it
moves up to #2 on Country Airplay this week, surely set to take the top spot
next week. In addition, his album ‘Crash My Party’ has fallen to #3. Meanwhile,
Thomas Rhett’s ‘It Goes Like This’
takes the radio #1, while it sits at #2 on Hot Country Songs and Country
Digital Songs, in advance of the release of his debut album next week. Blake Shelton’s ‘Mine Would Be You’
moves up to #3 on Hot Country Songs and #4 across Country Airplay and Country
Digital Songs, but ‘Based On A True Story…’ falls to #11 on Top Country Albums,
the first time it’s been out of the top 10 since its release in March. 

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Chart Roundup – Week of October 26th, 2013

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Yet again, Luke Bryan’s
‘That’s My Kind of Night’ dominates both Hot Country Songs and Country Digital
Songs. It’s also moved up to #3 on Country Airplay, and I can imagine will top
that chart too next week. ‘Crash My Party’ has dropped to #2 on Top Country
Albums, knocked from #1 by Cassadee Pope’s
country debut ‘Frame By Frame’, which has pushed the lead single ‘Wasting All
These Tears’ to #10 on Hot Country Songs, #4 on Country Digital Songs and #24
on Country Airplay.

Thomas Rhett’s ‘It
Goes Like This’ has hit #1 on radio, holding onto #2 on Hot Country Songs and
#3 on Country Digital Songs, leading up to the release of his equally-titled
debut album on October 29. Jason Aldean’s
‘Night Train’ has moved back up to #3 on Hot Country Songs, although it drops
to #6 on Country Digital Songs and #4 on Country Airplay. His album has fallen
off the Top Country Albums top 10, down to #12. Meanwhile, Blake Shelton’s ‘Mine Would Be You’ remains a steady contender, #5
on Country Digital Songs, #4 on Hot Country Songs (its current peak) and #6 on
Country Airplay, topped by Tim McGraw’s
‘Southern Girl’ at #5, #9 on Hot Country Songs and #18 on Country Digital
Songs. Blake’s ‘Based On A True Story…’ drops to #10 on Top Country Albums, and
will likely fall out of the top 10 next week, the first time since its release
last March. 

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Chart Roundup – Week of September 14th, 2013

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Looks like we another long-staying chart topper in Luke Bryan’s ‘That’s My Kind of Night’.
True, it may only be his 3rd week at #1 on Hot Country Songs and
Country Digital Songs, but who really sees this polarizing track slowing down?
It has, after all, moved up five places this week to #10 on Country Airplay,
and is accompanied by his fourth studio album, ‘Crash My Party’, also at #1.
The reigning ACM Entertainer of The Year is having a year unrivalled (don’t
forget all those ACA awards last December too) and I can’t see ‘That’s My Kind
of Night’ falling from the top spot for a good several more weeks. If that
weren’t enough, his previous hit ‘Crash My Party’ is still at #9 on Hot Country
Songs and #7 on Country Digital Songs, and
his 2011 release ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’ is still at #5 on Top Country
Albums. Jeez. 

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Chart Roundup – Week of September 7th, 2013

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Once again, Luke Bryan is at the top of 3 of our charts this
week. ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ remains at #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country
Digital Songs, while it moves up to #15 on Country Airplay. ‘Crash My Party’ is
at #1 on Top Country Albums again after selling 159,000 this week alone. The
single is also still doing well, though it dropped 6 places to #9 on Hot
Country Songs, but re-entered Country Digital Songs to place at #5. Other
tracks of Luke’s from the new record have dropped off the top end of Billboard’s
charts, but ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’, Luke’s last record from 2011, only
falls to #5 on Top Country Albums, while his EP from earlier this year falls 9
positions to #18. 

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