If there's one silver lining to take away from Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance debacle, it's that good music doesn't go out of style ... even with technical glitches. On Tuesday (January 10), Billboard reported that the pop titan's "We Belong Together" soared 251 percent to 4.5 million U.S. streams for the week ending January 5.
With the digital backing, the pop ballad has become the week's 78th most-streamed song in the U.S. The 4.5 million ranking saw the 2005 track surpass current 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). Speaking of the sole R&B Streaming Songs chart, the song arrives at the No. 13 spot.
"Together" was one of the cuts Carey attempted to perform during ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" on December 31 when she was reportedly plagued with a faulty ear-piece, which prevented her from hearing herself in Times Square. She and the production team have since traded back and forth blame.
Earlier this week, Carey addressed the matter during an audio message on Twitter, saying, "Listen, guys, they foiled me. Thus it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the New Year with me. Eventually I will explain this in greater detail for anyone who wants to hear. I can't deny that my feelings were hurt."
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