Eminem’s “Campaign Speech” rocketed to the top of the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after premiering the song on YouTube at noon on Wednesday (Oct. 19). The song generated enough Twitter activity to debut at No. 1 at 1 p.m. ET.
The Trending 140 chart measures the real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter.
The nearly eight-minute freestyle track showcases Eminem’s thoughts on Donald Trump and references controversial figures such as Charleston shooter Dylann Roof and Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman.
“You say Trump don’t kiss ass like a puppet
‘Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the fundin’
And that’s what you wanted
A f—ing loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button
Who doesn’t have to answer to no one
“Campaign Speech” is Eminem’s first release since “Kings Never Die,” featuring Gwen Stefani, and “Phenomenal,” which were featured in the soundtrack for the 2015 film Southpaw.
Eminem announced the song’s release on his Twitter account, adding that he is also working on a new album — his first since 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He hasn’t yet announced a release date. Please see the screenshot of the charts below:
The freestyle was released about 18 hours ago and already has 3 Million views on YouTube. Listen to the track below: