13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Taylor Swift & Ryan Adams Make History
Here are 13 things you need to know about the Billboard charts this week:
2. Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams made history together this week as their releases of 1989 became the first set of identical albums (in terms of track listing) to rank in the Billboard 200 top 10 at the same time. Click here to read the full article.
3. Drake and Future's surprise album What a Time to Be Alive topped the Billboard 200 chart earning 375,000 equivalent album units the week of Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music. Click here to read the full article.
4. The Weeknd continues his Billboard Hot 100 reign, as "The Hills" takes the No. 1 spot for a second week, becoming the best-selling and most-heard song in the U.S. Click here to read the full article.
5. Drake and Future took the Nos. 1 and 2 spots on the Billboard Artist 100, respectively, thanks to a boost by the release of their joint album. Not surprisingly, Lana Del Rey, Swift and The Weeknd also made it into the top five. Click here to read the full article.
6. Drake reached a career milestone with his 100th song on the Hot 100, thanks to multiple entries from What a Time to Be Alive. The rapper is just the fourth act who can boast this accomplishment. Click here to read the full article.
7. Fetty Wap may just be the one that knocks Drake and Future out of the top spot on the Billboard 200. The rapper's self-titled debut is predicted to sell upwards of 110,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 2. Click here to read the full article.
8. Justin Bieber is close to making history on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, as "What Do You Mean?" ties for the longest running No. 1 in the chart's history. Will the song be able to hold on long enough to officially beat the five-week run set by 5 Seconds of Summer's "Amnesia"? Click here to read the full article.
9. Calvin Harris takes his ninth No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart with "How Deep Is Your Love," and on the Dance Club Songs chart, Disclosure hits No. 1 with pal Sam Smith on "Omen." Click here to read the full article.
10. Luke Bryan is No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with Kill the Lights, followed by Alabama's Southern Drawl, taking the No. 2 spot with the band's first album of original songs since 2001. Click here to read the full article.
11. Christian hip-hop artist Andy Mineo makes his debut at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart with Uncomfortable, while "Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)" takes Hillsong United to the top spot on Hot Christian Songs. Click here to read the full article.
12. It was a historic week on the Top Rock Albums chart, with a top 10 almost completely made up of debuts. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour led the pack with his album Rattle That Lock. Click here to read the full article.
13. Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION, and Salt-N-Pepa were among the artists that made it onto the Billboard & Clio Music's Top Commercials charts to recognize the top performing commercials featuring music in the last year. Click here to read the full article.