13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Drake, 'Despacito' & Bebe Rexha's Record-Breaking Week

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Drake hosts the 2017 NBA Awards Live on TNT on June 26, 2017 in New York City.

It's business as usual for Drake, who scores his third straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "God's Plan," which becomes the first song to log at least three weeks of more than 75 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music.

Justin Timberlake rules two of Billboard's other signature charts, as his latest album Man of the Woods starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and sparks his first week atop the Billboard Artist 100.

Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:

1. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, spends its record-breaking 42nd week at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, passing Enrique Iglesias' "Bailando," featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, for the most time at No. 1. Click here to read about the feat.

2. Fonsi spoke with Billboard about the milestone, saying, "I'd be utterly lying if I said I saw this coming." Read the full exclusive Q&A here.

3. Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" hits the Hot 100's top 10 and leads Hot Country Songs for an 11th week, rewriting the mark for the most weeks at No. 1 for a song by a female artist in the latter chart's history. Click here to read the story.

4. Rexha also spoke with Billboard about the smash collab. She marvels, "I never thought a New York girl like me would have a country hit." Read the full interview here.

5. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, the Black Panther soundtrack is slated to debut at No. 1 and may open with the largest week for a soundtrack since Suicide Squad in 2016. Click here to read the Billboard 200 forecast.

6. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson chat with Yael and Dave Penn from Hit Songs Deconstructed, who analyze the rise of "moodier" songs in the Hot 100's top 10. Click here to listen.

7. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson welcome Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to discuss their Oscar-nominated song "This Is Me" for The Greatest Showman and how the standout hit, performed by Keala Settle, has become an Olympic anthem. Click here to listen.

8. The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar's "Pray for Me" debuts in the top five of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, earning The Weeknd his seventh top 10 and Lamar his sixth. Click here to read the story.

9. Alice Merton becomes the first woman to lead the Rock Airplay chart since Lorde in 2014, as "No Roots" spends its first week at No. 1. Click here to read the article.

10. Rapper Derez De'Shon earns his first entry on the Hot 100, as "Hardaway" debuts at No. 90. Click here to read about the up-and-coming artist.

11. Rising country singer-songwriter Jordan Davis leaps into the top 10 of the Emerging Artists chart, thanks to his breakout hit "Singles You Up," which also marks his first Hot 100 appearance. Click here to read the story.

12. Donna Summer's "State of Independence" skyrocketed in streams after a Vulture interview with Quincy Jones, who alleged that Michael Jackson stole the song for his classic hit "Billie Jean." Click here to read the article.

13. Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour has earned the star a staggering $95 million from 842,000 tickets sold. Click here to read about the tour.


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