13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Camila Cabello Crowns Billboard 200, Hot 100 & Artist 100
Camila Cabello completes the trifecta this week, as the pop star rules three of Billboard's biggest charts. "Havana," featuring Young Thug, earns the singer her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; her debut solo set Camila arrives atop the Billboard 200; and she reigns on the Billboard Artist 100, becoming the first woman to triple up atop all three charts simultaneously since Adele two years ago.
Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:
1. The latest Chart Beat Podcast with Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson welcomes Cabello, who celebrates her chart honors. "When we were making the song, even though it was really special to me, I don't think anyone expected for this to happen," she says of "Havana" topping the Hot 100. "It's an incredible surprise." Click here to listen.
3. Don't forget about Young Thug! The rapper likewise notches his first No. 1 on the Hot 100 with "Havana." Click here to read about the milestone.
4. Now that Cabello and Zayn both have No. 1 Hot 100 hits, we look at how their time in Fifth Harmony and One Direction, respectively, paved the way for both stars' solo success. Click here for the analysis.
5. Even more Camila news: as Cabello tops the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 for the first time in the same week, she's the first to achieve the feat since Beyoncé in 2003. Before that? Britney Spears in 1999. Click here to read the story.
6. Rihanna also has herself a big week, as the singer scores her 50th top 40 hit on the Hot 100, thanks to her collab with N.E.R.D., "Lemon." Click here to read the article.
7. Looking ahead to next week's Hot 100, Drake looks poised to take over the No. 1 spot, as "God's Plan" is aiming to debut atop the tally. Click here to read the projection.
8. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, Fall Out Boy's Mania is competing with the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman for No. 1. Click here to read the forecast.
9. On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson preview this Sunday's Grammy Awards. They also chat with Khalid about his nominations, including for best new artist. Click here to listen.
10. On a second Chart Beat Podcast this week, Trust and Anderson also preview the Grammy Awards, with guest Paul Grein (who started the Chart Beat column in 1981). Click here to listen.
12. Taylor Swift's "End Game," featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, debuts on the Streaming Songs chart, thanks to the release of its official video. Click here to read the story.
13. Britney Spears' Piece of Me Vegas residency earned $137 million over the course of 248 shows. Click here to read about the tour.