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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Shawn Mendes Tops Billboard 200, Drake Passes Michael Jackson For Hot 100 Milestone

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Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angelesa. 

Shawn Mendes shines on Billboard's charts this week. The pop star scores his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the debut of his latest self-titled third LP, which helps him return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100.

Plus, as "Nice for What" logs its sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, Drake ties Michael Jackson for the second-most total weeks at No. 1 (37 each) among solo males.

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

1. It's that time of year again: the return of the Songs of the Summer chart! Drake's "Nice for What" rules the ranking, which measures the biggest hits from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Click here for the story.

2. In honor of the Songs of the Summer chart, we've ranked the top 100 songs of the past 60 summers, dating from the Hot 100's 1958 inception through 2017. See the full recap here.

3. Lil Baby and Drake's collab "Yet Indeed" hits No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart. Click here for the post.

4. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, Kanye West's Ye is poised to launch at No. 1, marking West's eighth leading set. Click here for the Billboard 200 forecast.

5. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast with Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, Billboard's Nashville-based senior chart manager Jim Asker chats with Florida Georgia Line (Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley) and BMLG Records president Jimmy Harnen about FGL's smash "Meant to Be," with Bebe Rexha, new single "Simple" and more. Click here to listen.

6. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson discuss this Sunday's Tony Awards and debate who will win (and who was snubbed). Click here to listen.

7. Selena Gomez's "Back to You" becomes her 20th top 40 Hot 100 hit, while Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, debuts at No. 94, ahead of a likely jump following the premiere of its star-studded video. Click here for this week's Hot 100 Chart Moves.

8. On the latest Billboard 200, Billie Eilish's Don't Smile at Me hits a new high and the Solo: A Star Wars Story soundtrack debuts. Click here for this week's Billboard 200 Chart Moves.

9. J Balvin's Vibras blasts onto Top Latin Albums at No. 1, earning the biggest week for a Latin album in 2018. Click here for the story.

10. Chvrches' Love Is Dead launches at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts. Click here to read the post.

11. Weezer returns to the Hot Rock Songs chart with covers of Toto's '80s classics "Africa" and "Rosanna." Click here to read about the remakes' bows.

12. After its final leg, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul2Soul Tour highlights the latest Hot Tours chart. Click here for the full touring update.

13. Lauv leads the Emerging Artists chart, thanks to his breakout hit "I Like Me Better." Plus, Influence Music debuts in the top 10. Click here for the story.