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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Bruno Mars & Cardi B 'Finesse' Their Way to Hot 100's Top Five

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B "Finesse"
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Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B "Finesse"

Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, helping the star singer-songwriter concurrently hold at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 for a ninth total week.

Plus, Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" flies to No. 3 on the Hot 100, while Justin Timberlake's "Filthy" opens at No. 9.

Meanwhile, the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman scores its second week atop the Billboard 200.

Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:

1. Mars joins elite company, thanks to "Finesse," as he becomes just the third artist to score three top five Hot 100 hits from each of his first three proper albums. Only Mariah Carey and Beyoncé previously achieved the feat. Click here to read the story.

2. Cardi B makes her own history, as she becomes the first woman to earn five simultaneous top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Click here to read about the achievement.

3. Looking ahead to next week's Hot 100, Camila Cabello's "Havana," featuring Young Thug, could hit No. 1 for the first time, halting the reign of Sheeran's "Perfect." Click here to read the Hot 100 forecast.

4. On next week's Billboard 200, Cabello's debut solo set Camila is vying for No. 1 with the soundtrack to The Greatest ShowmanClick here to read the Billboard 200 forecast.

5. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson are joined by Atlantic Records senior vp of pop and rhythmic promotion John McMann to discuss the chart dominance of Mars, Cardi B and Sheeran. McMann also muses about Cardi B's potential debut album and Sheeran's next single. Click here to listen.

6. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson discuss Timberlake's "Filthy" and Cabello's No. 1 prospects on the Billboard 200. Click here to listen.

7. After the passing of The Cranberries' lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, streams for the band increased nearly 3,000 percent. Click here to read the story.

8. Thanks to a street performance of "Get Out of Your Own Way" in New York City, U2 leads the Top Facebook Live Videos chart for December. Click here to read the article.

9. More Mars: He rules the latest Hot Tours ranking, as his 24K Magic World Tour reaches $200 million earned. Click here for the full post.

10. On the Dance Club Songs chart, Diana Ross reigns supreme with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough 2017," a remix of her classic hit. The song is Ross' first No. 1 on the survey in 22 years. Click here to read the full story.

11. Billboard's country chart manager Jim Asker chatted with Maren Morris about the singer-songwriter's first No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart this week, "I Could Use a Love Song." Click here to read the Q&A.

12. Rita Ora hits the top 10 of the Emerging Artists chart, while Russell Dickerson holds at No. 1 for a second week. Click here to read about the top emerging acts of the week.

13. Lana Del Rey's Born to Die becomes just the third album by a woman to spend at least 300 weeks on the Billboard 200. Only Adele's 21 and Carole King's Tapestry previously reached the milestone. Click here to read about Del Rey's achievement.