13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Niall Horan Breaks Out at No. 1 & More

Elizabeth Miranda
Niall Horan

While The Chainsmokers remain at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their Halsey-featuring hit "Closer," there was a lot of action up top on other charts, including Mac Miller taking the No. 1 slot on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for the second time and Britney Spears earning her 10th No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart.

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

1. Niall Horan’s first solo single, “This Town,” hit No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after releasing the digital track and the song’s music video through Capitol Records. Click here to read the full article.

2. Britney Spears earns her 10th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, as “Make Me…,” featuring G-Eazy (who earns his first leader), lifts 3-1 on the chart. Click here to read the full article. 

3. Die Antwoord’s Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid arrives at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Click here to read the full article.

4. The Weeknd blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart with “Starboy,” featuring Daft Punk. Click here to read the full article.

5. Mexican-American death metal band Brujeria landed the highest debut on the Top Latin Albums chart, coming in at No. 3. Click here to read the full article.

6. British singer-songwriter Passenger beat out Bruce Springsteen for the No. 1 slot on the U.K. albums chart with Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea. Click here to read the full article.

7. Twenty One Pilots officially take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Artist 100 as the top musical act in the United States. Click here to read the full article.

8. A new a cappella version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” by vocal quintet Pentatonix, featuring Parton, starts at No. 18 on Hot Country Songs, giving Parton a top 20 hit on the chart in every decade since the '60s, a feat no one else has achieved. Click here to read the full article.

9. Metallica pushes 2-1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs radio airplay chart with “Hardwired,” the lead single from the band’s album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, due Nov. 18. Click here to read the full article.

10. Keith Urban continues his decade-plus streak of success on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, as “Blue Ain’t Your Color” enters the top 10, becoming his 37th top in a row. Click here to read the full article.

11. DNCE leads THR’s Top TV Songs Chart for August with its hit song “Cake by the Ocean,” thanks to a synch on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Click here to read the full article.

12. D.R.A.M.’s debut hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, “Broccoli,” climbs to No. 1 on the latest list. Click here to read the full article.

13. Mac Miller enters the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at No.1 with his latest set, The Divine Feminine. Click here to read the full article.