13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Drake's 'God's Plan' Now One of the Most Dominant Hits of Last 25 Years

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Drake performs on the Coachella stage during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2017 in Indio, Calif.

Drake scores another monstrous week on Billboard's charts, as he leads the Billboard Hot 100 with "God's Plan" for a fifth week, logging 101.7 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music, marking the second-most single-week streams ever for a song. The total helps Drake return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 for the first time in nearly a year.

Over on the Billboard 200, Black Panther: The Album spends a second week at No. 1.

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

1. "God's Plan" joins megahits by Adele, Taylor Swift, Whitney Houston and more as one of the most dominant No. 1 songs of the last 25 years. The track boasts more than twice the Hot 100 points as the song at No. 2 this week (Ed Sheeran's "Perfect"), becoming just the 20th hit to post such a lead since the Hot 100 adopted Nielsen data in 1991. Click here to read about the feat.

2. Normani becomes the third member (past of present) of Fifth Harmony, joining Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, to earn a solo hit on the Hot 100, as "Love Lies," with Khalid, debuts. 5H is the first all-female group to have three members chart solo Hot 100 hits since Destiny's Child. Click here to read the story.

3. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson chat with Warner Bros. exec Mike Sherwood about the label's latest chart successes with Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa and more. Click here to listen.

4. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson chat with Zedd about why Maren Morris is the perfect vocalist for new hit "The Middle." Plus, predictions on who will go home with the gold at the Oscars on SundayClick here to listen.

5. Looking ahead to next week's Hot 100, Post Malone's "Psycho," featuring Ty Dolla $ign, is slated to debut in the top five, which would earn the former his third top 10 and  the latter his second. Click here to read the Hot 100 forecast.

6. Thanks to "Havana," featuring Young Thug, Cabello becomes the first woman to top the Pop, Rhythmic and Adult Pop Songs charts with a song since Mariah Carey, whose "One Sweet Day," with Boyz II Men, tripled up in 1995-96. Click here to read about the achievement.

7. AJR's crossover from pop to alternative marks a new milestone, as the trio lands its first No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart with "Sober Up." featuring Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. Click here to read the article.

8. Ozuna and Cardi B crown the Latin Airplay chart with "La Modelo." Click here to read the story.

9. On the Social 50 chart, Bad Bunny notches his first week in the top 10 and Snoop Dogg returns to the top 10 for the first time in over three years. Click here for the recap.

10. Scotty McCreery scores his first No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart, as "Five More Minutes" rises 3-1 in its 40th week on the tally. Click here to read about the achievement.

11. Blake Shelton leads the latest Hot Tours chart, as his Country Music Freaks tour grossed $5.6 million from six sold-out performances. Click here to read about the tour.

12. Rich The Kid rises to No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart for the first time, thanks to his breakout hits "New Freezer," featuring Kendrick Lamar, and "Plug Walk." Click here to read about the week's top emerging acts.

13. In the latest "Ask Billboard" reader mailbag, we look at Lady Gaga's career sales, the biggest No. 2 hits in Hot 100 history and a new achievement for Ed Sheeran. Click here to read.


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