13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Justin Bieber Makes Hot 100 History With New No. 1s in Back-to-Back Weeks
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, crowns the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 27), becoming the first mostly-Spanish language song to hit No. 1 since Los Del Rio's "Macarena" in 1996. It also makes Bieber the first artist ever to notch new Hot 100 No. 1s in back-to-back weeks, as it dethrones DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," featuring Bieber (and three other guests), which debuted at the summit last week.
Here are 13 other things you should know about Billboard's charts this week:
1. On this week's Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss Bieber and Future's unprecedented new No. 1s in consecutive weeks this year, the former on the Hot 100 and the latter on the Billboard 200. Are these back-to-back chart-toppers coincidental or a sign of what's to come, based on changing music distribution patterns? Click here to listen to the podcast.
2. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson preview the Billboard Music Awards, which broadcast live on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Plus, Imagine Dragons stop by to chat about their new music. Click here to listen.
3. Logic edged out Stapleton for No. 1 on the consumption-based Billboard 200, although the latter's latest set narrowly outsold the former's. Billboard breaks down how Logic and Stapleton's new albums sold across the country. Click here to read the full analysis.
4. As Fonsi and Daddy Yankee celebrate their first Hot 100 No. 1 each with "Despacito," Childish Gambino earns his first top 40 hit with "Redbone" and Miley Cyrus makes her first Hot 100 appearance since 2014 with "Malibu." Click here for this week's Hot 100 Chart Moves recap.
5. The Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack becomes only the second soundtrack to sell a million digital albums. Plus, Diana Krall enters at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 and Mac DeMarco debuts at No. 29. Click here to read this week's Billboard 200 Chart Moves.
6. Harry Styles is set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week with his debut self-titled solo LP with around 250,000 equivalent album units. Styles would become just the second U.K. male artist to bow atop the chart with a first album. Click here to read the full forecast.
7. Alongside Styles, the Billboard 200 should be flooded with new albums next week, as Zac Brown Band, Machine Gun Kelly and Paramore are all expected to arrive in the top 10. Click here to read the full article.
8. In memory of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, who died on Wednesday (May 17), Billboard takes a look at the grunge legend's biggest Alternative Songs and Billboard 200 chart hits. Click here to read the full recap.
12. Netflix's 13 Reasons Why dominates THR's Top TV Songs chart for April, as seven songs from the series hit the top 10, including an entry from executive producer Selena Gomez. Click here to read the article and view the full list.
13. After being featured in a State Farm commercial, Joy Williams' cover of The Chainsmokers' No. 3 Hot 100 hit "Don't Let Me Down" tops the Top TV Commercials chart for April. Click here to read the full story.