13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Ariana Grande Meets The Beatles in Historic Week on Hot 100
Ariana Grande dominates Billboard charts this week.
On the Billboard Hot 100, "7 Rings" rules for a fourth week, as the pop superstar lands an unprecedented triple in the top three spots. On the Billboard 200,Thank U, Next launches at No. 1 with a record total for a pop album, while Grande becomes the first act this year to top those two tallies and the Billboard Artist 100 simultaneously.
Here are 13 things to know about the charts this week.
1. Grande claims the top three positions on the Hot 100, becoming the first soloist to achieve the feat and only the second overall, after the Beatles in 1964. Click here for the story.
2. Plus, her album Thank U, Next opens with the biggest streaming week ever for a pop album. Click here for the recap.
3. Grande is the first act to rule the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Artist 100 charts simultaneously since Drake six months ago. Click here for the post.
4. Oh, there's more. On Streaming Songs, the entire Thank U, Next album opens in the chart's top half. Click here for the recap.
5. On the Chart Beat Podcast, co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss, you guessed it, Ariana Grande, with "7 Rings" co-writer NJOMZA. Of the song's shopping spree at Tiffany's (and celebratory beverages), she says, "it's a very story." Click here to listen.
6. The fun won't stop this week, as Thank U, Next is projected to hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Click here for the projection.
7. Ok, other artists! Drake's 2009 album So Far Gone, previously available commercially only as an EP, is expected to debut in the Billboard 200's top 10. Click here for the story.
8. On the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson chat with Dean Lewis about his hit "Be Alright" and selling out tour dates. Click here to listen.
9. Halsey commands the Nos. 1 and 2 spots on the Pop Songs chart with "Without Me" and "Eastside," the latte with Benny Blanco and Khalid. Click here to see how rare a feat that is.
10. Fresh off her album of the year Grammy Award win, Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour shines atop the Top Country Albums chart. Click here for the story.
11. On the latest Emerging Artists chart, FLETCHER debuts thanks to her breakout hit "Undrunk." Plus, Pinkfong swims to the top five, propelled by its global smash "Baby Shark." Click here for the story.
12. Cher earned $24 million in the first North American leg of her Here We Go Again Tour. Click here for details.
13. Billboard unveils a new flashback feature, Rewinding the Latin Charts. First up, Latin chart manager Pamela Bustios recalls when Paulina Rubio stormed to No. 1 in 2004. Click here for the story.