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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Lil Nas X on 'Road' to Hot 100 History & 'Dreamville' Debuts

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Lil Nas X performs onstage during Day 2 of 2019 Boston Calling Music Festival on May 25, 2019 in Boston. 

Plus, chart action for Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Lauren Daigle & more.

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, is on the cusp of potentially tying the record for the most time tallied at No. 1 in the Billboard Hot 100's nearly 61-year history.   

Plus, Dreamville Records and J. Cole's new compilation jumps onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1, ahead of Ed Sheeran's likely entrance at the top of the tally next week.

Here are 13 things to know about the charts (dated July 20) this week, and check out all the latest Billboard charts here.

1, "Old Town Road" rules the Hot 100 for a 15th week and Post Malone's "Goodbyes," featuring Young Thug, launches at No. 3. Click here for the recap.

2, In this week's Five Burning Questions, Billboard staffers discuss Lil Nas X's pursuit of Hot 100 history. Click here for the roundtable.

3, Long before Cyrus and now Young Thug and Mason Ramsey were added to "Old Town Road," and Justin Bieber joined Billie Eilish for a new version of "Bad Guy," numerous notable remixes have affected battles for No. 1 on the Hot 100. Click here for Andrew Unterberger's analysis.

4, Young Thug and Ramsey riding on "Old Town Road" has Pop Shop Podcast co-hosts Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson thinking about other unlikely hit collabs over the years. Click here to listen.

5, Dreamville Records and J. Cole's Revenge of the Dreamers III debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Click here for the story.

6, Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran is primed for his third Billboard 200 No. 1, as his No.6 Collaborations Project appears set for a chart-topping start. Click here for the projections.

7, Farewell tours rule this year's midyear Billboard Boxscore chart. Click here for the rundown.

8, On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust, Trevor Anderson and Eric Frankenberg discuss the biggest stars of stage so far this year, from Elton John and Spice Girls to BTS, Ed Sheeran and more. Click here to listen.

9, In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's lunar landing, we look at 10 moon tunes that have rocketed up the Hot 100, from Van Morrison, Duran Duran, Al Jarreau, R.E.M. and more. Click here to listen.

10, Beyoncé and Donald Glover roar onto the Kid Digital Song Sales chart with new music from The Lion King (#destinyschildishgambino). Click here for the post.

11, Miley Cyrus/Ashley O rule the June Top TV Songs chart with "On a Roll." Click here for the story.

12, Lauren Daigle's Look Up Child makes history at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart. Click here for details.

13, Looking back at this week in Billboard chart history, current cover star Billy Joel rocked his first Hot 100 No. 1 in 1980. Click here to reminisce.