13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: DJ Khaled, Rihanna & Bryson Tiller Rule Radio & Conquer Clubs
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, ties the record for the second-most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as the song notches a 14th week atop the tally.
Plus, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, 14 weeks after it spent three weeks atop the chart in May. Meanwhile, Brett Eldredge hits the top 10 of the Billboard Artist 100, powered by the chart arrival of his new self-titled album.
Here are 13 other things you should know about Billboard’s charts this week:
1. Looking ahead to next week’s Billboard 200, Kesha looks poised to debut at No. 1 with her new album Rainbow. The set would mark her second No. 1, following 2010’s Animal. Click here to read the full forecast.
2. With the debut of his latest single “Friends,” with BloodPop, could Justin Bieber interrupt his own run atop the Hot 100 with “Despacito”? Billboard looks at the new song’s chances of dethroning the current ruler. Click here to read the full story.
3. As DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Bryson Tiller and Rihanna, hits No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart, Rihanna extends her record for the most No. 1s (13) in the ranking’s history. Click here to read the full article.
4. Speaking of “Wild Thoughts,” Khaled and Tiller each earn their first No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart, where the song rises 3-1. Rihanna, meanwhile, notches her 31st chart-topper, moving her closer to the mark for the most No. 1s in the chart’s 41-year archives; Madonna leads with 46. Click here to read the full story.
5. The incredible record streak is over. For the first time after 431 consecutive weeks (over eight years), Drake is absent from this week’s Hot 100. Dating back to “Best I Ever Had” in 2009, the superstar had appeared on every single weekly Hot 100, as either a lead or featured artist. Click here to read about the achievement.
6. On the latest Hot 100, Kesha’s “Praying” jumps 32-24 to reach a new peak. Plus, Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” surges 34-30 a week after becoming the group’s first top 40 Hot 100 hit. The song also scores top Airplay Gainer honors. Click here to read this week’s Hot 100 Chart Moves.
7. Over on the Billboard 200, Def Leppard’s former No. 1 album Hysteria returns to the chart at No. 79 following the set’s deluxe re-issue on Aug. 4, celebrating its 30th anniversary. The album spent six weeks at No. 1 in 1988. Plus, Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city tallies its 250th week on the list. Click here to read this week’s Billboard 200 Chart Moves.
8. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson rank all eight of the 14-week Hot 100 No. 1s, from Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,”Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You” and more to “Despacito.” Click here to listen to the podcast.
9. On the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Steven Horowitz sit down with Bea Miller about her upcoming performance at the Hot 100 Festival this weekend. Click here to listen.
10. Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” rises 2-1 on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, earning the singer-songwriter his second No. 1 on the chart. He previously topped the list with “Stitches” in 2015. Click here to read the full post.
11. In the latest “This Week in Billboard Chart History,” we look back at The Beatles’ iconic (and ever timely) “All You Need Is Love,” which reigned 50 years ago. Click here for the full flashback.
12. Thanks to its appearance in HBO’s Insecure, SZA’s “Love Galore,” featuring Travis Scott, rules THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for July. Click here to read the full article.
13. Westwood One and Billboard are teaming up for American Country Countdown With Kix Brooks, which will now run down the top songs on the Country Airplay chart each week. Click here to read the full announcement.