13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Nicki Minaj Earns Her 70th Hot 100 Hit & More

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Nicki Minaj performs at MetLife Stadium on June 7, 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J.

Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," featuring Gucci Mane, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week and The Hamilton Mixtape tops the Billboard 200, but there's plenty more chart action to break down.

Here are 13 things you need to know about the Billboard charts this week (dated Dec. 24):

1. Nicki Minaj notches her 70th Hot 100 chart entry with a No. 65 debut (the chart's highest of the week) for "Black Barbies." Click here to read full article.

2. Childish Gambino opens atop the R&B Albums chart as his latest set, Awaken, My Love!, arrives at No. 1. Click here to read the full article.

3. Josh Groban earns his first No. 1 in nine years on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart, as his new version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" jumps 6-1. Click here to read the full article.

4. Kane Brown's debut full-length album arrives at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Click here to read the full article.

5. NBC's The Voice contestant Christian Cuevas arrives at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart with his version of Israel & New Breed's "To Worship You I Live (Away)." Click here to read the full article.

6.  Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello's "Bad Things" bounds into the Hot 100 top 10, soaring from No. 17 to No. 10. Click here to read the full article.

7. Seventeen's new EP Going Seventeen debuts at No. 3 on Billboard's World Albums chart and No. 9 on Heatseekers Albums, making it the biggest K-pop album of the week in the U.S. Click here to read the full article.

8. Rihanna records her milestone 40th top 20 Hot 100 hit, as "Love on the Brain" bounds 30-20. Click here to read the full article.

9. The Rolling Stones earn a record-extending 37th top 10 album on the Billboard 200, as their latest set, Blue & Lonesome, debuts at No. 4. Click here to read the full article.

10. Barbra Streisand takes the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s latest Hot Tours recap with $10.7 million in ticket sales earned at concerts in four U.S. markets during November and December. Click here to read the full article.

11. Deadmau5 debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with W:/2016ALBUM/. Click here to read the full article.

12. The Weeknd becomes the fifth act to reign on the Billboard Artist 100 chart for double-digit weeks in the U.S., spending a 10th total week at No. 1. Click here to read the full article.

13. Alan Walker earns the highest debut on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Alone" arrives at No. 25. Click here to read the full article.


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