13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Will Taylor Swift Stop 'Despacito' From Making Hot 100 History?
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, becomes just the second song ever to rule the Billboard Hot 100 for at least 15 weeks, as the single could tie Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" (16 weeks on top in 1995-96) for the most weeks spent at No. 1 next week.
Here are 13 other things you should know about Billboard's charts this week:
1. With the release of Taylor Swift's new single, "Look What You Made Me Do," can "Despacito" still potentially break Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's Hot 100 record with a possible 17th week at No. 1 in two weeks? Billboard breaks down the scenarios. Click here to read the full story.
2. No matter the Hot 100 future for "Despacito," the smash breaks another record this week, for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart. The song earns its 15th week atop the tally, passing Desiigner's "Panda." Click here to read the full post.
3. In other milestone news, Ed Sheeran's former No. 1 hit "Shape of You" ties the record for the most weeks in the Hot 100's top 10, as the song adds a 32nd week to its run. Click here to read the full recap.
4. Cardi B's No. 3 Hot 100 hit "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" sprints to No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, climbing 2-1 in its sixth week on the list and earning the singer her first No. 1. Click here to read the full story.
5. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, Brand New is slated to earn its first No. 1 on the list with its surprise fifth studio album, Science Fiction. The set is the rock group's first release in eight years. Click here to read the full forecast.
6. On the latest Hot 100, P!nk reaches the top 40, as her new single "What About Us" surges 82-29 following its first full week of tracking. Bruno Mars also enters the top 40 following the arrival of the official video for "Versace on the Floor." Click here to read this week's Hot 100 Chart Moves.
7. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's digital home video release, along with the soundtrack's wide vinyl debut, helps the movie rise 62-21 with greatest gainer honors on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga's The Fame and Drake's Nothing Was the Same each mark their 200th week on the chart. Click here to read this week's Billboard 200 Chart Moves.
8. Billboard has revamped the Emerging Artists chart as of this week, with the list now spotlighting the most popular up-and-coming acts using the same methodology as the Artist 100. Portugal. The Man leads the remodeled ranking, thanks to its hit single "Feel It Still." Click here to see who's on the relaunched chart.
9. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson look back at the Hot 100's top 40 this week in 1987 (in the first of a two-part episode), with special guest Tiffany. The singer, who in a mini-countdown ranks her five favorite songs that she's recorded, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her breakthrough single, "I Think We're Alone Now." Click here to listen to the podcast.
10. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Billboard music editor Jason Lipshutz chat with Darren Criss about the third annual Elsie Fest music festival, which Criss is headlining with fellow former Glee member Lea Michele and Alan Cumming. Click here to listen.
11. Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" saw a more than 500 percent rise in sales ahead of the total solar eclipse on Monday. Tyler then performed her 1983 No. 1 Hot 100 hit Monday during the eclipse. Click here to read the full update.
13. In the latest "This Week in Billboard Chart History," we look back to 2011, when Katy Perry scored a fifth Hot 100 No. 1 from her album Teenage Dream. The setjoined Michael Jackson's Bad as the only albums ever to generate five Hot 100 leaders apiece. Click here for the full flashback.