Earlier this week we reported that Bon Jovi and David Bowie were vying for the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. However, Bon Jovi has now pulled ahead, and it seems like the band's "What About Now" is a lock for a No. 1 bow on the chart.
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Drake ascends the Social 50 chart this week, moving 33-20 after unexpectedly releasing a new track while initiating a small controversy. The track, entitled "5AM in Toronto," was released via Twitter as a sequel to "9am in Dallas," a track from his 2010 debut album "Thank Me Later."
Things keep getting better for Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. With a ninth week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, their breakout hit "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, ties The Notorious B.I.G.'s "One More Chance/Stay With Me" (1995) and 50 Cent's "In Da Club" (2003) for the second longest No. 1 run for a rap song.
On next week's Billboard 200 chart, rock legend David Bowie is in the hunt for his first No. 1 album, while veteran group Bon Jovi could nab its fifth chart-topper. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, March 20.
Baauer commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Harlem Shake," although the viral sensation logs a second straight week of declines in YouTube streaming. The chart's No. 2 song, and former four-week No. 1, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, meanwhile, ascends to the top of the Radio Songs airplay chart while holding atop the Digital Songs survey.
Romeo Santos ties Enrique Iglesias' long-standing record for the most No. 1s on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart from one album, as "Llevame Contigo," jumps 5-1. The track appears on Santos' breakout solo album "Formula Vol. 1."