13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Paul McCartney Returns to No. 1 & Drake Makes More History

Paul McCartney
MJ Sacaramento

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is back at the top of the charts. Macca notches his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 36 years with his new LP Egypt Station, helping him also to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 for the first time.

Plus, Drake's "In My Feelings" spends a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. As he tallies a 29th total week at the summit, via three leaders, in 2018, he breaks the record for the most weeks at No. 1 for any artist in a calendar year. Meanwhile, parent LP Scorpion rewrites the record for the most weeks that any album's songs have combined to top the Hot 100.

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

1. McCartney spoke to Billboard about his new No. 1 album, musing, "You can't get much higher than No. 1." Click here for the full Q&A.

2. "In My Feelings" is the 37th hit to join the 10-weeks-at-No. 1 club on the Hot 100. Check out the list of the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1s.

3. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Andrew Unterberger (filling in for Trevor Anderson) chat about who's had the best year ever on the Hot 100, from Drake to The Beatles and more. Click here to listen.

4. Kanye West and Lil Pump debut at No. 1 on Streaming Songs and in the top 10 of the Hot 100 with their viral hit "I Love It." Click here for details.

5. Mac Miller's Swimming returns to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 following his death, as seven of his sets appear on the ranking overall. Click here for the story.

6. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty is slated to debut at No. 1, earning the country superstar her fourth leading set. Click here for the Billboard 200 forecast.

7. Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, could dethrone Drake's "Feelings" atop the Hot 100 at last, while Eminem's diss track "Killshot" is aiming for a top 10 debut next week. Click here for the Hot 100 forecast.

8. On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson chat with the legendary Nile Rodgers about Chic's new two-part LP It's About Time, which he calls his "most self-indulgent" project. Click here to listen.

9. Lauren Daigle becomes the first artist ever to lead five Christian charts simultaneously. Click here for details on her historic week.

10. Khalid and Normani's "Love Lies" hits No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart. Click here for the story.

11. Luke Bryan scores his 12th multi-week No. 1 on Country Airplay, as "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" logs its second week in charge, and country radio programmers candidly discuss their preference for longer-leading hits. Click here for the analysis.

12. St. Paul & The Broken Bones debut at No. 3 on the Emerging Artists chart, thanks to their new album. Plus, Lauv leads the list for a 12th week. Click here for the article.

13. Stevie Wonder makes a splash on the latest Hot Tours chart, thanks to his Song Party Concert Series. Click here for more on the series.


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