"Glee" star Lea Michele is heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry sources forecast the actress/singer's debut set, "Louder," to sell upwards of 50,000 to 60,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 9.
RuPaul notches his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 as his new studio set, "Born Naked," sashays in at No. 85. Until this week, RuPaul had notched just one entry on the chart, when his breakthrough debut set, "Supermodel of the World" hit No. 109 in 1993.
The Chainsmokers explode into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "#SELFIE" soars 12-6. The track, featuring uncredited vocals from Alexis Killacam, takes Airplay and Digital Gainer honors.
With 139,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ScHoolboy Q's major label debut "Oxymoron" opens at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and instantly outsells his first two releases combined.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis now have another achievement to tuck under their belts: their breakout smash "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, is the top song in the 25-year history of the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart.
As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hot Rap Songs chart, which made its debut on March 11, 1989, we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top 100 rap songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the top 50 Rap Songs artists, the artists with the most No. 1s, the artists with the most top 10s, and more.