13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Ed Sheeran Dominates Top Tracks Tally Ahead of Billboard 200 Debut
Ed Sheeran continues to rule the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 18), as "Shape of You" adds a sixth week to its chart-topping run. Plus, Future dominates both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Artist 100. The rapper makes history on the former by having notched back-to-back No. 1 debuts with his self-titled set last week followed by HNDRXX this week, while he maintains his No. 1 ranking on the latter list.
Here are 13 other things you should know about Billboard's charts this week:
1. As the first-week forecast continues to grow for his album ÷ (Divide), Sheeran logs 13 songs on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, breaking the record for the most titles on the list simultaneously. Click here and here to read the full articles.
2. Nicki Minaj earns her 73rd Hot 100 entry with "Make Love" (with Gucci Mane), lifting her into a tie with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, for the most total visits to the chart among women. Click here to read the full article.
3. Rihanna tallies her 47th top 40 Hot 100 hit, the third-highest total among women, as Future's "Selfish," on which she's featured, enters at No. 37. Plus, The Chainsmokers boast three top 10 songs and Lady Gaga's "Million Reasons" bullets at No. 30 thanks to a bump in airplay. Click here to read the full story.
4. Journey's Greatest Hits collects its staggering 450th week on the Billboard 200. Plus, Thundercat debuts a new album and Metallica's Hardwired… To Self-Destruct surges in sales. Click here to read the full article.
5. Ariana Grande achieves her record-tying seventh No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart as "Everyday" (featuring Future) leaps 35-1. Only One Direction can match Grande's chart-topping total on the list. Click here to read the full article.
7. More Lorde: Despite only half a week's worth of play following its March 2 release, her "Green Light" enters the Alternative Songs, Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs airplay charts, earning high praise from radio programmers. Click here to read the full article.
10. Chris Young's "Sober Saturday Night" tops the Country Airplay chart, bring featured artist Vince Gill to No. 1 on the survey for the first time in 23 years. Plus, Little Big Town collects its third No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart. Click here to read the full article.