Justin Bieber is at the top of the Social 50 chart this week, becoming the first time he has held the Number 1 spot since 2014. The Social 50 is based on artists’ social media interaction, which includes likes, retweets, mentions, and followers. Bieber’s appearance at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas (NV) last week was well-documented on social media. Photos featuring the singer with Skrillex and Diplo made its rounds on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram in the week ending on June 21st. According to Next Big Sound, tweets regarding Bieber caused a 132 percent increase in mentions on Twitter, he received more than 20 million likes on Instagram, and he gained over 700,000 new followers on Instagram too.
Next Big Sound tracks data from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud, Wikipedia, Vine, and Tumblr. The rest of the Top 10 on the Social 50 chart includes Taylor Swift at Number 2, Ariana Grande at Number 3, Selena Gomez at Number 4, Nicki Minaj at Number 5, Miley Cyrus at Number 6, Rihanna at Number 7, Chris Brown at Number 8, Shawn Mendes at Number 9, and Katy Perry at Number 10.
In other related news, Bieber and his “twin” Ruby Rose have finally met. Ever since Ruby Rose made her debut on Orange Is the New Black, fans could not resist calling the actress “Bieber’s clone.” After numerous requests for Rose and Bieber to meet up, the fans got their wish this past Saturday (June 21st). Rose posted a few photos with Bieber on social media, most of them received over 200,000 likes on Instagram. Bieber, who has over 30 million followers on Instagram, also posted his photo with Rose- his photo received over a million likes on Instagram.
Bieber hasn’t released an album since his 2012 effort Believe. The pop singer is expected to drop a new project some time this year. The album is expected to feature guest appearances by Skrillex and Diplo, who featured Bieber on their Jack U collaborative project. The single “Where Are U Now” featuring Bieber peaked at Number 1 on the UK Dance chart, Number 3 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, and Number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.