13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Linkin Park Returns, 'Despacito,' JAY-Z & Sam Hunt Continue Reigns

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James Minchin

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Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, extends its run atop the Billboard Hot 100 to an 11th week. Plus, JAY-Z continues his rule at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Artist 100 in 4:44's second chart week.

Here are 13 other things you should know about Billboard's charts this week:

1. As fans remember Chester Bennington after his death on July 20, four Linkin Park albums return to the Billboard 200. Click here to read the full post.

2. Linkin Park also earns 11 entries on the Hot Rock Songs chart. Click here to read the full item.

3. Even more Linkin Park, as the group storm to 13 entries on the LyricFind U.S. chart, including the entire top 10. Click here to read more.

4. Can "Despacito" break the record for the most weeks spent atop the Hot 100? It's now five weeks from matching the 16-week record established by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" in 1995-96. Billboard takes an in-depth look, with some predictive chart math. Click here to read the full piece.

5. While JAY-Z tallies a second week atop the Artist 100, Linkin Park re-enters at No. 4 and Cardi B debuts, thanks to the success of her breakthrough single "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)." Click here to read the full recap.

6. Kesha continues her triumphant return to the Hot 100 as "Praying" maintains a spot in the top 40 and her new track "Woman," featuring The Dap-Kings Horns, debuts at No. 96. Click here to read this week's Hot 100 Chart Moves.

7. Bruno Mars24K Magic passes 1 million in sales, according to Nielsen Music. Plus, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. rises 3-2 on the Billboard 200 following its release on vinyl. Click here to read this week's Billboard 200 Chart Moves.

8. On next week's Billboard 200, it's a close race for No. 1 among Meek MillTyler, the Creator and Lana Del Rey. Who'll win? Click here to read the full forecast.

9. Hunt for history: Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" looks to break the record for the most weeks logged atop the Hot Country Songs chart. The song tied Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" at 24 weeks at No. 1 this week. Click here to read the story.

10. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast with Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, Billboard's Nashville-based senior chart manager Jim Asker joins in with two special guests: Grammy Award winner Maren Morris and Sony Music Nashville CEO/chairman Randy Goodman. Click here to listen to the podcast.

11. As discussed in the podcast, Billboard looks even closer at the country charts to see if women including Kelsea BalleriniCarrie Underwood and Carly Pearce are making progress in hitting No. 1 more often. Click here to read the full item.

12. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson sit down with Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke and dance duo Lost KingsClick here to listen.

13. As the veteran rock group continues its A Head Full of Dreams Tour, Coldplay surpasses Madonna for the fifth-highest grossing tour of all time. Click here to read the full post.


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