13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Drake Dethrones Drake On Hot 100, As 'Scorpion' Stings Again Atop Billboard 200
For a second straight week, it's all things Drake on Billboard's charts. The MC dethrones himself on the Billboard Hot 100, as "In My Feelings" spends its first week at No. 1, knocking out his own "Nice for What."
Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:
1. As "Feelings" overtakes "Nice" atop the Hot 100, we look back at all 13 acts who have replaced themselves at No. 1 on the chart, from the Beatles to Taylor Swift and more. Click here to see the full list.
2. "Feelings" becomes Drake's sixth No. 1 on the Hot 100, pushing him past Diddy, Eminem and Ludacris for the most leaders among rappers. Click here for the story.
3. Future also makes history on the Billboard 200, as his new album BEASTMODE 2 becomes the highest-charting streaming-only album, as the set launches at No. 3. Click here for details.
4. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, Scorpion likely isn't going anywhere, as it's slated to tally its third week atop the chart. Click here for the Billboard 200 forecast.
5. Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's former Hot 100 No. 1 "I Like It" is the new frontrunner on Billboard's Song of the Summer chart. Click here for the update.
6. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson chat with Grammy-Award winner Richard Marx about his first Hot 100 No. 1, "Hold On to the Nights," which ruled this week in 1988. Marx also muses about the pros and cons of social media, which is especially timely, given his latest buzzy tweet. Click here to listen.
7. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson welcome Mark Foster of Foster the People to discuss the band's hit single "Sit Next to Me" and why Drake is an inspiration. Click here to listen.
8. Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry" hits No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart. Click here for the article.
9. Lauv returns to No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart for a fifth week, as his breakthrough track "I Like Me Better" reaches the Hot 100's top 40 at last, while Why Don't We re-enters Emerging Artists in the top five. Click here for the story.
10. Twenty One Pilots are back, as the duo returns to the rock charts with new songs "Jumpsuit" and "Nico and the Niners." Click here for the post.
11. Following protests of President Donald Trump in the U.K., Green Day's "American Idiot" surges on the stateside rock charts. Click here for the story.
12. Per analysis by Hit Songs Deconstructed, Drake and hip-hop dominated the Hot 100's top 10 in the first half of 2018. Click here for highlights of the service's the mid-year trend report.
13. In the latest edition of "This Week in Billboard Chart History," we look back at Alanis Morissette's 1995 smash "You Oughta Know." Click here for the flashback.