On the Billboard 200 albums chart: The new "Teen Beach 2" soundtrack arrives in the Top 10, Elle King makes a big move, Glass Animals' "Zaba" arrives arrives nearly a year after its debut and Trey Songz's "Trigga" blasts back onto the chart.
K-pop fans know companies try to distance themselves from completion by dropping releases throughout the week, but last week saw four major players all go head-to-head with AOA, Teen Top, BTS and Sistar all releasing new material.
With newly included metrics from Vine factoring into Billboard's Social 50 chart, Web-grown entertainers/musicians have begun to impact the tally. One of those acts is DeStorm Power, a Los Angeles-based musician and YouTube personality that made his Social 50 debut on the list dated June 27 (the first week Vine and Tumblr metrics were added to list's computation). On the latest chart, Power moves 12-7 to break the Social 50 top 10 for the first time.
Veteran salsa singer Ismael Miranda earns his third No. 1 on Tropical Songs (chart dated July 11), and second this year, as “Bajo, Piano & Bongo,” featuring Bobby Valentin, Richie Ray & Roberto Roena, steps 2-1 (up 34 percent in spins in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music).
Janet Jackson makes her Billboard chart return as "No Sleeep" debuts at No. 15 on the Adult R&B Songs chart (dated July 11) The sultry song marks her first entry on the list in five years; her last, "Nothing," peaked at No. 15 in May 2010.
Billboard just announced its first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, a weekend of live music featuring some of the charts' biggest artists as well as quickly rising newcomers. The festival will take place Aug. 22 and 23 at New York's Jones Beach.