13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: BTS Scores Another Record-Breaking Week
BTS rules Billboard charts this week, as the K-pop kings notch their second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with Love Yourself: Answer, helping them return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 for a second total week on top.
Meanwhile, Drake ties Usher for the most total weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 among solo males (47 each), as "In My Feelings" spends its eighth week at the summit.
Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:
1. BTS shatters its own record for the most simultaneous entries on the World Digital Song Sales chart, as the group lands 22 tracks on the 25-position ranking. Click here for the story.
2. BTS also earns its second-highest-charting hit on the Hot 100, as "IDOL," featuring Nicki Minaj, starts at No. 11. Click here for the post.
3. On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson welcome K-pop expert Jeff Benjamin and chat about how BTS became the biggest K-pop act in the U.S. Click here to listen.
4. Drake's "In My Feelings" is officially the song of the summer! The smash finished the season at No. 1 on Billboard's Songs of the Summer chart. It also grants him a special historical honor. Click here for details.
5. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, Eminem's surprise LP Kamikaze is heading for No. 1, as the set could start with over 360,000 units. Click here for the Billboard 200 forecast.
6. With how well Kamikaze could debut, it goes to show that surprise releases for veteran artists can be a powerful tool. Click here for an analysis on Eminem's new project.
7. Ozuna's new album Aura debuts with record streams for a Latin title and, of course, at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums. Click here for the story.
8. Grunge vets Alice in Chains' new LP Rainier debuts at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts. Click here for the update.
9. Imagine Dragons continue to dominate Billboard's rock charts, as the group earns its fourth straight No. 1 on Alternative Songs, with "Natural." Who has the longest streak of No. 1s all-time? Click here to find out.
10. Thomas Rhett's "Life Changes" hits No. 1 on Country Airplay, while Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" reaches a new milestone atop Hot Country Songs: its record-extending 40th week at No. 1. Click here for the update.
11. Tiesto and Dzeko's "Jackie Chan," featuring Preme and Post Malone, kicks its way to No. 1 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart. Click here for the post.
12. Lauv logs his 10th week at No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart, as his breakthrough single "I Like Me Better" continues to scale the Hot 100. Click here for the story.
13. Sting and Shaggy shine on the latest Hot Tours chart, as their European summer trek has earned $10 million so far. Click here for details.