13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Adele's Historic 'Hello' & More

Lauren Dukoff


The latest Billboard charts saw Adele continue her record-setting reign and a mess of country stars get a CMA Awards bump.

Adele Says 'Hello' to No. 1 Hot 100 Debut; First Song to Sell 1 Million Downloads in a Week

Here are 13 things you need to know about this week's charts: 

1. Adele's "Hello" had a powerhouse debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Read the full story here.

2. Speaking of "Hello," it set a record for the most U.S. downloads sold in a week: 1.11 million. Read the full story here.

3. Chris Stapleton proved sent the nation into a frenzy as he took over the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 following his CMA Awards domination. The country artist landed several songs on the chart, including in the top two spots. Read the full story here.

4. 5 Seconds of Summer's album Sounds Good, Feels Good also, um, charts good. The boys earned their second straight No. 1 album. Read the full story here.

5. One Direction continues to make "History" as their newest single made it to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 just hours after it was released. Read the full story here.

6. Justin Bieber has nothing to apologize for: His "Sorry" hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Read the full story here.

7. Drake may not have earned the elusive Hot 100 solo No. 1 he's been yearning for, but he did pick up his 13th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Read the full story here.

8. Carrie Underwood proved that women in country aren't just tomatoes as she earned her sixth consecutive No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Read the full story here.

9. Gwen Stefani channels her emotional year into a triumphant chart return with "Used to Love You." The song debuted at No. 84 on the Hot 100. Read the full story here.

10. Thank God for rock 'n' roll. Weezer returned to their rock reign with "Thank God for Girls" at No. 21 on Hot Rock Songs, while Cage the Elephant proves they're not here to "Mess Around" with a No. 23 single on Alternative Songs. Read the full story here.

11. Andy Samberg may be the funnyman of the marriage, but Joanna Newsom is laughing all the way to the top of the charts, landing her first No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Albums chart with Divers. Read the full story here.

12. f(x) has 4 Walls and three charts, as the girl group earns its second No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart and its highest rankings yet on the Heatseekers Albums and World Digital Songs charts. Read the full story here.

13. Everything is coming up "Roses" for The Chainsmokers. The duo leads seven debuts on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with their first entry, Bouquet. Read the full story here.


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