13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Maroon 5 & Cardi B Top Hot 100, Carrie Underwood Crowns Billboard 200 & More
Plus, chart action for Eminem, 5SOS, Pale Waves & more.
As previously reported, Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, ascends to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 29), becoming the first pop song to top the tally since Camila Cabello's "Havana," featuring Young Thug, in January.
Plus, Carrie Underwood launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Cry Pretty, making her the first female artist to have sent four country titles to the summit in the chart's history. She also becomes the first female country artist to rule the Billboard Artist 100.
Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:
1. "Reaching this milestone again is a dream for this band," Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine tells Billboard of the group's return to No. 1 on the Hot 100 (with its first leader in six years). Click here for Levine's full reaction to the feat.
2. Maroon 5's Hot 100 coronation with "Girls Like You" is a radio success story for the streaming age. Click here for Andrew Unterberger's analysis.
3. Meanwhile, with four Hot 100 No. 1s for the act since its first album 16 years ago, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson wonder: Is Maroon 5 a future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band? Plus, guest Chris Janson, currently in the Country Airplay top 10 with "Drunk Girl," and Warner Music Nashville chairman/CEO John Esposito are interviewed by Billboard senior chart manager Jim Asker on the latest Chart Beat Podcast. Click here to listen.
4. As "Killshot" bounds in at No. 3, Eminem earns his 20th Hot 100 top 10, a run that began with "The Real Slim Shady" in 2000. Click here for a rundown of all 20 of his Hot 100 top 10s.
5. 5 Seconds of Summer score their first Hot 100 top 10 with "Youngblood." Click here for Chris Payne's analysis of how the group was never a typical boy band.
6. Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up" ties for the most weeks at No. 1 by a woman on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. With whom does she now share the record? Click here to find out.
7. Tori Kelly and Avril Lavigne segue from Billboard's pop charts to the gospel and Christian surveys, respectively. Click here to read about their new genre inroads.
8. Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" hits No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, halting the record 33-week reign of Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey's "The Middle." Click here for the story.
9. Ed Sheeran's North American stadium tour is approaching $300 million earned. Click here for details.
10. Emily Warren discusses her debut album, making an "impact" as a co-writer of Dua Lipa's "New Rules"' and connecting with The Chainsmokers on the latest Pop Shop Podcast with Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson. Click here to listen.
11. U.K. alt-pop act Pale Waves make its Billboard debut, entering Heatseekers Albums at No. 1 and Emerging Artists in the top 30. Click here for the post.
12. Disturbed ties a Mainstream Rock Songs record with its fifth straight No. 1. Click here for details.
13. Fifty years ago this week, The Beatles began their longest Hot 100 reign: nine weeks, with "Hey Jude." Click here for the latest This Week in Billboard Chart History.