13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Cardi B & BTS Achieve Firsts on Hot 100
She did it! Cardi B "moves" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 7) with "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)," becoming only the second female rapper to hit No. 1 without any accompanying acts. Plus, Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, opens at No. 2.
Meanwhile, Foo Fighters score their second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Concrete and Gold, helping the group also re-enter at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100. K-pop kings BTS also make news on the Billboard 200, as Love Yourself: Her debuts at No. 7, marking the first top 10 for a K-pop act.
Here are 13 other things to know about Billboard's charts this week:
1. BTS additionally makes its first visit to the Hot 100, as "DNA" debuts at No. 85. Click here to read the full story.
2. More BTS: On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson chat with JJ Ryan, program director of iHeartMedia's KJYO (KJ103) Oklahoma City, as KJ103 is the only radio station in the U.S.(that contributes to Billboard's Pop Songs airplay chart) playing BTS' "DNA" on any significant level. Click here to listen to the special, 15-minute all-BTS podcast.
3. A two-fer! On another new edition of the Chart Beat Podcast, Gary and Trevor discuss Cardi B, Ed Sheeran and other acts enjoying chart success in 2017 with Atlantic Records vp of pop and rhythmic promotion, John McMann. Click here to listen.
5. With "Bodak Yellow" crowning this week's Hot 100, Billboard digs into the archives to run down all the colors that have brightened the chart's top spot in song titles, from "Gold Digger" to "Black Beatles" and more. Click here so you've red, uh, read the full story.
6. More Hot 100 news: Imagine Dragons and Portugal. The Man boast concurrent top 10s, marking the first time in two years that two rock acts have graced the Hot 100's top 10 simultaneously. Click here to read the full article.
7. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, the Killers look poised to earn their first No. 1 with the group's fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful. Click here to read the full Billboard 200 forecast.
8. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Jason Lipshutz are joined by PRETTYMUCH to discuss the boy band's "Would You Mind," which debuts on Billboard's Pop Songs airplay chart. Click here to listen.
9. Speaking of the Pop Songs chart, Niall Horan becomes the second member of One Direction to top the tally, as "Slow Hands" rises to No. 1. Horan follows Zayn, who led with "Pillowtalk" in 2016. Click here to read the full story.
11. Dierks Bentley's What the Hell Tour has earned $26 million after more than 50 shows in the U.S. and Canada, helping the singer land at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Tours chart. Click here to read the full item.
13. And now this commercial message: at the 58th annual Clio Awards, Marian Hill, Alex da Kid and the White Stripes received No. 1 distinctions for top commercials of the year. Click here to read about the event and award recipients.