Online lyrics firm LyricFind secured a coup this week, partnering with Billboard for a pair of new weekly charts tracking lyric searches through its syndication service.

The LyricFind Global and LyricFind US charts will be published by the trade title drawing on data from LyricFind’s network of digital services. The first global rankings have been topped by Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’, which seems to be attracting as much interest for its words as for its dancing.

Adele’s ‘Hello’, R. City’s ‘Locked Away’, Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ and Avicii’s ‘Waiting For Love’ round out the top five, in a list that broadly reflects the wider charts, but with potential to spotlight tracks yet to bubble up in the main sales/streams/airplay rankings.

“Searching for lyrics is easily one of the largest music discovery methods globally, with billions of annual requests made through our syndicated service alone,” said LyricFind’s chief revenue officer Will Mills in a statement.

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