13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Kanye's Eighth Mainstream Hip-Hop/R&B No. 1 & More

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Kanye West performs during the Kanye West: The Saint Pablo Tour at Philips Arena on Sept. 12, 2016, in Atlanta.

While The Chainsmokers sit atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the ninth week with their hit "Closer" featuring Halsey, there's been a lot of movement elsewhere on the charts -- including Kanye West dominating the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart, Maroon 5 taking the No. 1 slot on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, and the return of MTV Unplugged to the Latin charts.

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

1. Kanye West collects his eighth No. 1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart with “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1." Click here to read the full article.

2. Maroon 5 enters at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart with “Don’t Wanna Know,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Click here to read the full article.

3. K-pop boy band BTS' Wings rewrites the records for the highest-charting and best-selling K-pop album (in a one-week period, according to Nielsen Music), as the set debuts at No. 26 on the Billboard 200. Click here to read the full article.

4. Miami-based duo GTA debuts at No. 7 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with its first full-length, Good Times Ahead. Click here to read the full article.

5. Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall skyrocket 36-3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with viral smash “Juju on That Beat." Click here to read the full article.

6. The Weeknd, alternative rock radio star? The pop/R&B singer's "Starboy," featuring Daft Punk, is bubbling under Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart. Click here to read the full article.

7. Country duo LoCash earn their first No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart as "I Know Somebody" vaults 6-1. Click here to read the full article.

8. Christian metalcore band Fit for a King swoops in at No. 2 on Top Christian Albums chart with Deathgrip. Click here to read the full article.

9. Eminem’s “Campaign Speech” rocketed to the top of the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after its surprise premiere on YouTube. Click here to read the full article.

10. The Pet Shop Boys' "Say It to Me" saunters onto the Dance Club Songs chart as the Hot Shot Debut. Click here to read the full article.

11. Piko-Taro debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 77 with his 45-second-long novelty hit "PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) -- the shortest song to ever hit the chart. Click here to read the full article.

12. Twenty One Pilots remain the top musical act in the U.S., holding atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart for a third total week. Click here to read the full article.

13. Miguel Bosé’s MTV Unplugged debuts at No. 7 on the Top Latin Albums chart, bringing the MTV brand back to the chart for the 14th time. Click here to read the full article.


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