13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Post Malone & Swae Lee's 'Sunflower' Sprouts to No. 1 on Hot 100 & More

Post Malone
Sami Drasin

Post Malone photographed on Sept. 24, 2018 at The Paramour Estate in Los Angeles.

From new No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 to moves for Future, Khalid and more, it was another busy week on Billboard's charts.

Here are 13 things to know about the charts this week.  

1. Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" hits No. 1 on the Hot 100, earning Post his third leader and Swae Lee his first as a soloist. Click here for the story.

2. Future ties Taylor Swift for 10th place among artists with the most Hot 100 hits, as "Crushed Up" opens at No. 46. Click here for the recap.

3. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Hoodie SZNClick here for the rundown.

4. Khalid takes over atop the Hot R&B Songs chart with "Better." Click here for the post.

5. Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss R. Kelly's music catalog and what to make of it in the wake of Lifetime's six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, which details allegations of the singer's history of sexual abuse. Three guests share their thoughts on the latest Chart Beat Podcast: KRNB Dallas music director Keith Solis, Vibe's Shenequa Golding and Billboard's Gail Mitchell. Click here to listen.

6. On the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson chat with Grey about the duo's Grammy Award nominations for its smash collab "The Middle," with Zedd and Maren Morris, and more. Click here to listen.

7. Dean Lewis reaches a new high on the Emerging Artists chart, thanks to his breakout single "Be Alright." Plus, Lizzo and Cosmo Sheldrake debut. Click here for the update.

8. Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods Tour has crossed $150 million earned, according to Billboard Boxscore. Click here for details.

9. To celebrate the Australian Open tennis tournament, running through Jan. 27, we serve up the top Billboard 200 albums by Aussie acts, from AC/DC to Keith Urban and more. Click here for the ranking.

10. What were the top-selling vinyl albums and singles of 2018? Click here to find out.

11. And what about the top-selling albums on cassette last year? Click here for that list, as well.

12. In the latest "Ask Billboard," we recap Britney Spears' career sales for the 20th anniversary of her debut album, …Baby One More TimeClick here for the mailbag.

13. Rewinding 10 years, we recall when Lady Gaga hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 with her debut smash "Just Dance." Click here for the flashback.


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