Following her well documented performance bogged by confusion and technical difficulties on New Year’s Eve there’s some good news for Mariah Carey. Back in 2005 her song “We Belong Together,” was #1 on the Z1035 Top 103 year end countdown and despite all the criticism and bad publicity of her show in NYC on National TV the track soared 251 percent to 4.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending January 5 according to Nielsen Music. It was the 78th most-streamed track in the U.S. with no songs that old or older ranking above it. It ranked higher than recent hits including Flo Rida’s “My House” (4.3 million), Drake’s “Controlla” (3.9 million) and Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” (3.6 million). On the R&B Streaming Songs chart, “Together” made it’s debut at #13. Her version of the classic NYE standard “Auld Lang Syne (The New Year’s Anthem) originally released on her album Meery Christmas II You in 2010 sky rocketed 927 percent to 1.2 million U.S. streams in a week. “Emotions,” went up 111 percent in weekly streams to 335,000 plays. Thanks to her botched performance Carey’s re-entry at #27 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart is her highest since a #19 spot in February 2014. Twitter mentions lead her social media gains, jumping 361 percent to 114,000 for the week ending January 8 according to Next Big Sound. Twitter reactions up 299 percent to 72 000 responses and Wikipedia views surge 224 percent to 309,000 visits.
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