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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Lil Dicky Celebrates 'Dream Come True' With Hot 100 Debut of 'Freaky Friday'

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Lil Dicky performs during In Bloom Festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park on March 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Plus, chart action for Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt, Bruno Mars & Cardi B and Laverne Cox.

XXXTentacion tops multiple Billboard charts this week, as the controversial MC's album ? debuts atop the Billboard 200, helping spark his first week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100.

Plus, Drake continues his Billboard Hot 100 domination, as "God's Plan" tallies its ninth week at No. 1.

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

1. Lil Dicky scores his first top 10 on the Hot 100, as "Freaky Friday," featuring Chris Brown, debuts at No. 9. The comic rapper spoke with Billboard about the song and the validation he feels about its instant chart success. Click here to read the interview.

2. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt's "Found/Tonight" arrives at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart and No. 49 on the Hot 100, with the pair having performed the song at the March 24 March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. Click here to read the story.

3. Elsewhere on the Hot 100, N*E*R*D and Rihanna's "Lemon" rebounds to its No. 40 high, thanks in large part to its new remix with Drake. Plus, Foster the People's "Sit Next to Me" debuts, marking the band's first visit to the chart in six years. Click here to read this week's Hot 100 Chart Moves.

4. Over on the Billboard 200, Stone Temple Pilots score their ninth top 40 album with their new self-titled set. Plus, MercyMe moves into the top 40 with I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe. Click here to read this week's Billboard 200 Chart Moves.

5. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, Jack White is on course to earn his third No. 1 with Boarding House Reach. Click here for the Billboard 200 forecast.

6. On the Chart Beat Podcast with Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, Billboard's senior chart manager Jim Asker joins in to chat with members of Christian music cornerstone act Hillsong Worship about its Grammy Award-winning hit "What a Beautiful Name" and its new album, There Is More. Click here to listen.

7. Another new Chart Beat Podcast! Gary chats with renowned singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter about her numerous country hits and her new album, Sometimes Just the Sky. Click here to listen.

8. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson are joined by MNEK to discuss his "Tongue" music video and his collaborations with Beyoncé. Click here to listen.

9. Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" hits No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, pushing Mars past Justin Timberlake for the most leaders among solo males in the chart's history. Click here to read the story.

10. MercyMe's 1999 classic "I Can Only Imagine" crowns the Hot Christian Songs chart at last, aided by buzz for the new movie of the same name. Click here to read about the achievement.

11. Three Days Grace ties Van Halen for the most No. 1s in the 37-year history of the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, as "The Mountain" climbs to No. 1. Click here to read the article.

12. Snoop Dogg earns his first No. 1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart, as Snoop Dog Presents: Bible of Love debuts atop the tally. It's also his 25th entry on the Billboard 200. Click here to read the story.

13. Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox earns her first entry on the Dance Club Songs chart, with "Beat for the Gods." Cox spoke with Billboard about the song, saying that that its bow is a "dream I didn't think was possible for me." Click here to read the interview.

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