13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Ariana Grande Tops Hot 100, Future Flies in Atop Billboard 200

Ariana Grande
Dave Meyers

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is queen of the charts this week, as her new single "7 Rings" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, which helps her return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, as well.

Plus, Future scores his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD.

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

1. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss Grande's new No. 1 and welcome Chart Beat founder Paul Grein and senior editor Andrew Unterberger for a Grammy Awards roundtable. Click here to listen.

2. Grande's new album Thank U, Next is in historic chart company, even ahead of its release. Click here for the scoop.

3. As "7 Rings" interpolates the classic "My Favorite Things," from The Sound of Music, we look back at Rodgers and Hammerstein's songwriting credits over decades on the Hot 100, from Grande's new hit to "Do-Re-Mi," "Some Enchanted Evening" and more. Click here for the story.

4. Logic's "Keanu Reeves" debuts on the Hot 100, joining other notable figures that have doubled as song titles on the chart, from Uma Thurman to Pete Davidson, Clint Eastwood and more. Click here for the list.

5. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200 ... Backstreet's back, as the Backstreet Boys are slated to earn their first No. 1 album since 2000. Click here for the forecast.

6. On the Pop Shop Podcast, Zara Larsson chats with Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson about Larsson's current hit "Ruin My Life" and more. Click here to listen.

7. Ava Max is Billboard's latest Chartbreaker. Tatiana Cirisano spoke with the up-and-coming artist about her breakout hit "Sweet But Psycho" and her follow-up plans. Click here for the story.

8. Maggie Rogers' Heard It in a Past Life debuts at No. 1 on the Alternative Albums chart. Click here for details.

9. After hitting No. 1 on the Hot 100, Halsey's "Without Me" takes over atop the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Click here for the post.

10. Cardi B rakes in another No. 1, as "Money" moves to the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Click here for more on how she cashed in at No. 1.

11. After being stuck behind their own single "Speechless," Dan + Shay's "Tequila" completes a record climb to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Click here for the story.

12. New York state of mind: Billy Joel's Madison Square Garden residency turns five year old and with $130 million in the bank, it shows no sign of stopping. Click here for the update.

13. For our new Billboard column, Forever No. 1, celebrating the legacies of artists upon their passing, we remember James Ingram's two Hot 100 No. 1s: his 1983 leader with Patti Austin. "Baby Come to Me," and his 1990 No. 1 "I Don't Have the Heart." Click here and here for Ross Scarano and Andrew Unterberger's respective tributes.


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