13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Kanye West Scores 40th Top 40 Hot 100 Hit & More
This week’s Billboard charts included the returns of rapper Gucci Mane with Everybody Looking and Kool & The Gang with “Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours)" to the charts, while artists like Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Drake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers made history in their own right thanks to “That Part,” “Cold Water,” Views and “Dark Necessities,” respectively.
Here are 13 things you need to know about the Billboard charts this week:
1. Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and MO debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single garnered 169,000 downloads as the top-selling song of the week. Click here to read the full article.
2. Justin Bieber now carries the torch for most No. 2 hits (his third being “Cold Water”) and extends his run as the male artist with the most debuts in the top two in Hot 100 history to four. Click here to read the full article.
3. Gucci Mane’s Everybody Looking -- the album recorded in six days following his release from prison -- debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The rank is the rap artist’s highest to date. The album was also Mane’s first No. 1 on the sales-based Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Click here to read the full article.
4. Viola Beach gained a posthumous No. 1 album in the U.K. with their self-titled album. The Northern England quartet died in a car accident in February. The album was released on the Fuller Beans label by family and friends. Click here to read the full article.
5. Kool & The Gang returned with their first Billboard airplay chart hit in 10 years with their single “Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours).” The hit debuted at No. 28 on the Adult R&B Songs chart. Click here to read the full article.
6. Marc Anthony’s first U.K. concert hits the top 10 on the Hot Tours list. The artist’s O2 arena concert in London topped $1 million in sales, earning Anthony a spot among this week’s highest-grossing tour artists. Click here to read the full article.
8. Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better” leapt from No. 21 to its now-peak position at No. 16 on the Hot 100. The single is Mendes’ second-highest peaking track to date. Click here to read the full article.
9. Kanye West surpassed Michael Jackson and Frankie Valli for most top 40 hits by a male artist on the Hot 100, making him No. 10 overall, with his feature on ScHoolboy Q’s “That Part.” The single is West’s 40th top 40 hit on the Hot 100. Click here to read the full article.
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Dark Necessities” clocked the group their 13th No.1 on the Alternative Songs chart, extending the band’s record of most No. 1s in Alternative Songs history. “Dark Necessities” is the fourth single in history that has topped all three rock airplay charts: Alternative Songs, Mainstream Rock Songs and Adult Alternative Songs. Click here to read the full article.
12. Drake spends his 12th week on top of the Billboard 200 with Views. The album now claims the title for most weeks at No. 1 since 2014’s Frozen soundtrack (13). Click here to read the full article.