13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Finneas Leads Hot 100 Songwriters & Producers Charts
This week, Billboard launched new charts highlighting the top songwriters and producers in multiple genres, led by the all-encompassing Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts.
Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week.
1. Thanks to credits on four Billie Eilish songs on the Hot 100, Finneas O'Connell leads both the Hot 100 Songwriters and Producers charts upon their launch. Click here for the story.
2. Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, dominates the Hot 100 for a 10th week, the longest reign since Drake's "In My Feelings" last year. Click here for the recap.
3. Will Lil Nas X claim top Song of the Summer honors? Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson predict on the Pop Shop Podcast. Click here to listen.
4. Billboard staffers analyze Katy Perry's debut at No. 15 on the Hot 100 with "Never Really Over" in the latest Five Burning Questions. Click here for the roundtable.
5. John Rich and Fox News' The Five debut on the Hot 100 with "Shut Up About Politics." Click here for the story.
6. BTS has now spent 100 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart. Click here for details.
7. Thomas Rhett notches his second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Center Point Road. Click here for the post.
8. Rhett also becomes the first country act to rule the Artist 100 this year. Click here for more.
9. New wave legend Howard Jones discusses his '80s smashes "Things Can Only Get Better," "No One Is to Blame" and more, as well as his new album Transform, on the latest Chart Beat Podcast. Click here to listen.
10. Elton John earns his 20th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with Diamonds. Click here for the story.
11. Celine Dion wrapped her historic 16-year run in Las Vegas with $681 million earned in ticket sales. Click here for the article.
12. Kirk Franklin makes history by becoming the first artist to top all five gospel charts simultaneously. Click here for the post.
13. Up-and-comers Yung Gravy, Blanco Brown and Dominic Fike all debut on the latest Emerging Artists chart this week. Click here to learn about their debut projects.