Rivera Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Social 50 Chart

Jenni Rivera has earned yet another posthumous honor…

The Mexican American banda singer, who died in a plane crash earlier this month at the age of 43, has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart this past week as predicted, due to a peak in online activity surrounding her untimely passing, particularly the including her public memorial on Wednesday.


La Diva de la Banda added a little over a million fans across her various online outlets, accumulating 560,000 to her official Twitter account and 435,000 new followers to her Facebook page, following a 485% rise in weekly conversation on the platform as measured by Facebook’s People Talking About This statistic. Her videos on her VEVO channel saw an increase as well, experiencing a 1,500% rise in plays over the previous week to reach 8.7 million views throughout the week.

The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, VEVO, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, MySpace and Instagram. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views, song plays and reactions.

Rivera’s No. 1 position on the Social 50 chart follows her No. 1 finish on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.

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