Mariah Carey's 'We Belong Together' Makes 251 Percent Gain in Streams After New Year's Eve Performance
publish date: 2017-01-10
Following her problematic New Year's Eve performance, there's some good news for Mariah Carey: The set and its ensuing media publicity have sparked streams of her hit "We Belong Together," which soars 251 percent to 4.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen Music.
Just how big is the "Together" total? With its most recent weekly streaming haul, the song, released in 2005, became the week's 78th most-streamed track in the U.S., with no titles that old or older ranking above it. It shows above more recent hits like 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 genre-specific R&B Streaming Songs chart, "Together" debuts at No. 13.
Carey performed "Together," one of her 18 Hot 100 No. 1 hits (the most of any solo artist), on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest on Dec. 31, during a set that suffered from technical issues. Midway through, as she began to sing her 1991 No. 1 hit "Emotions," she claimed that the equipment was faulty and that she couldn't hear herself properly.