Those darn Kidz are at it again. The Kidz Bop Kids, that is. The franchise scores its 40th charting album on the Billboard 200 as Kidz Bop 26 bows at No. 4 with 46,000 sold in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Not to be rude … but enough introduction. Let's get right into our weekly rundown of the Hot 100's top 10 and more. "Rude" logs a third week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 195,000 downloads sold (up 6 percent) in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mandatory Fun" debuts atop the list. The album is the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994.
Sheeran's sophomore set manages to hold Morrissey’s tenth solo album from the top spot. On the singles chart, Manchester four-piece Rixton went straight to the summit with “Me and My Broken Heart” (Interscope/Universal).
To celebrate the middle of summer, Billboard has picked the top trending music videos for the July 26 charting week that have appeared on this week's Twitter Emerging Artists Chart. As long as each artist has fewer than 50,000 followers on Twitter and has not appeared in the top 50 of the Billboard 100, they are considered an "emerging artist" and qualify to be on the chart. See below for this week's picks!