Latin Grammys 2018

13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: The Weeknd's Big Week & Drake's Continued Command

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The Weeknd

The Weeknd dominates Billboard's charts this week, as his My Dear Melancholy debuts atop the Billboard 200, helping him return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 for a 15th total week and the first time in over a year.

Plus, Drake's "God's Plan" continues its reign on the Billboard Hot 100, scoring its 11th week atop the chart and passing 2016's "One Dance" as his longest-leading No. 1.

Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week, including what to expect next week:

1. Thanks to "Meant to Be," alongside Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line becomes the first country act to hit No. 1 on Radio Songs since Lady Antebellum with "Need You Now" in 2010. Click here to read about the achievement.

2. Up-and-coming R&B singers Queen Naija, Ella Mai and H.E.R. each score their first entry on the Hot 100, with "Medicine," "Boo'd Up" and "Focus," respectively. Click here to read the story.

3. Looking ahead to next week's Hot 100, Drake's new track "Nice for What" is slated to soar in and compete for No. 1, challenging the reign of "God's Plan." Click here for the full projection.

4. On next week's Billboard 200, Cardi B is expected to earn her first No. 1 with the arrival of her debut album Invasion of Privacy. Click here to read the Billboard 200 forecast.

5. Speaking of Cardi B, her "Be Careful" opens at No. 16 on this week's Hot 100, while Imagine Dragons and Tyler, The Creator also earn notable action. Click here to read this week's Hot 100 Chart Moves.

6. On the Billboard 200, Hayley Kiyoko's Expectations debuts at No. 12, while BTS' Face Yourself opens at No. 43. Click here to read this week's Billboard 200 Chart Moves.

7. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson are joined by Ross on Radio newsletter author Sean Ross to discuss Taylor Swift's Reputation and how its songs are faring on pop radio, as well as other trends at the format. Click here to listen.

8. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson chat with AJR about the sibling trio's No. 1 Alternative Songs hit "Sober Up" and what it was like to collaborate with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. Click here to listen.

9. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee continue to make chart history, as "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, logs its record-extending 50th week at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs. Click here to read the story.

10. For the first time in the Social 50 chart's history, K-pop acts assume the top six spots, led by BTS, which rules the ranking for a 69th week. Click here to read the article.

11. Kacey Musgraves scores her third No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, as Golden Hour arrives at No. 1. Click here to read the story.

12. Demi Lovato's Tell Me You Love Me World Tour logged $20 million in its opening run, helping the singer top Billboard's latest Hot Tours boxscore ranking. Click here to read about the tour.

13. More Ross on radio: Sean Ross weighs in on how pop vets including Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry are competing against newcomers and hip-hop acts for top 40 airplay. Click here for Ross'  full analysis.