13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: 'Hamilton' Makes History & More
Fetty Wap had a major debut on the Billboard 200, Canadians took over the Hot 100, and more in this week's 13 things to know about the charts.
1. Fetty Wap took the crown from Drake and Future on the Billboard 200 with his self-titled debut. What a Time to Be Alive slipped down to No. 2 and was followed by Don Henley, who earned his highest-charting solo album with Cass County. Read the full story here.
2. It was a Canadian takeover on the Billboard Hot 100 with The Weeknd taking the No. 1 spot yet again with "The Hills." Fellow Canadians Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber and Drake also took spots in the top 10, meaning half of the Hot 100's top 10 are from the Great White North. Read the full story here.
4. Hamilton had a historic debut on the Billboard 200 at No. 12, making it the highest debut for a cast recording since the chart combined its mono and stereo tallies in 1963. The soundtrack also made its mark on other charts, including Cast Albums, Rap albums and more. Read the full story here.
5. Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean" clocked an unprecedented sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, passing the five-week record set by 5 Seconds of Summer's "Amnesia." The Vamps and Panic! at the Disco were also trending on the chart this week. Read the full story here.
6. The fall TV season is in full swing, so we took a look at 50 TV theme songs that have hit the Billboard charts. Everything from The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There for You" (Friends) to Hannah Montana's "Best of Both Worlds" made the list. Read the full story here.
7. Janet Jackson is making a triumphant return, with Unbreakable predicted to sell upward of 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 8. Could she be aiming for her lucky seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200? Read the full story here.
8. Don Henley's first solo album in 15 years, Cass County, gave the legend a No. 1 debut on the Top Country Albums chart. George Strait and Thomas Rhett rounded out the top three. Read the full story here.