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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Aretha Remembered, Taylor Swift Breaks Tour Record & More

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Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in New York City circa 1965. 

Travis Scott rules the charts again, as his latest album Astroworld holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second consecutive week. The LP helps him stay at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 as well.

Plus, Drake continues to dominate the Billboard Hot 100, as “In My Feelings” scores its sixth week at No. 1.

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

1. Following Aretha Franklin's death on Aug. 16, the late diva scores her highest-charting album in 46 years, as 30 Greatest Hits re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 7. Click here for the story.

2. Plus, in honor of the Queen of Soul, we looked back at Aretha’s top 10 biggest covers on the Hot 100, from “Respect,” to “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and more. Click here for the list.

3. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, the hit soundtrack to Moana surpasses 1 million in U.S. album sales, making it only the third soundtrack released in the past four years to sell a million copies. Click here for this week’s Billboard 200 Chart Moves.

4. Looking ahead to next week’s Billboard 200, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener is slated to cruise to No. 1, earning the singer her third No. 1. Click here for the forecast.

5. On the latest Hot 100, 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Youngblood” jumps 22-17, earning the group its second top 20 hit. Plus, Bryce Vine makes his Hot 100 debut, as “Drew Barrymore” opens at No. 91. Click here for this weeks’ Hot 100 chart moves.

6. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson continue their countdown of the overall top 100 songs on the Hot 100, tackling Nos. 25-1. Click here to listen.

7. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson sit down with up-and-coming boy band Why Don’t We to talk about their latest tour and why their debut album 8 Letters is “worth the wait.” Click here to listen.

8. Jason Aldean earns his 19th No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart, as “Drowns the Whiskey,” featuring Miranda Lambert, rises to No. 1. Click here for the story.

9. Israeli singer Netta scores her first No. 1 on any Billboard chart, as her debut single “Toy” hits No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart. Click here for the story.

10. Karol G scores her first No. 1 on an airplay chart, as “Mi Cama,” featuring J Balvin and Nicky Jam, leaps 5-1. Click here for the story.

11. Taylor Swift breaks her own record for the highest-grossing tour ever by a woman, as her current Reputation Stadium Tour succeeds her previous 1989 World Tour. Click here for the details.

12. The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and the King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley are No. 1 on two respective charts this week. Franklin leads the Top Gospel Albums chart with Amazing Grace the Complete Recordings, while Presley rules the Top Christian Albums chart with Where No One Stands Alone.Click here for the details.

13. As Lauv leads the latest Emerging Artists chart for a seventh week, pop-punk group With Confidence debuts at No. 5. Click here for the article.