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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: DJ Khaled Is the One at No. 1

It's business as usual for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, which tallies its eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, DJ Khaled scores his second No. 1…

It’s business as usual for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, which tallies its eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, DJ Khaled scores his second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Grateful, and Imagine Dragons leap to the top of the Billboard Artist 100.

Here are 13 other things you should know about Billboard‘s charts this week:


1. He’s the (number) one! DJ Khaled scores his first leader on the Hot R&B Songs chart, as “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, climbs 2-1. Click here to read the full story.

2. We’re about one-third of the way through the summer and “Despacito” is the front-runner on Billboard‘s Songs of the Summer chart. Click here to read the full update.

3. Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. and Ed Sheeran‘s ÷ (Divide) dominate Nielsen Music’s 2017 mid-year album charts. Click here for the full recap.

4. Drake‘s “Signs” debuts at No. 36 on the Hot 100, extending his record for most entries among soloists to 157. Click here to read this week’s Hot 100 Chart Moves.

5. Prince and the Revolution’s classic 1984 Purple Rain soundtrack re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 4 and debuts at No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart, thanks to its new deluxe remastered reissue. Click here to read the full story.

6. Metallica‘s former No. 1 Billboard 200 album Hardwires… To Self-Destruct has surpassed 1 million in total U.S. sales. Click here to read this week’s Billboard 200 Chart Moves.

7. On this week’s Chart Beat Podcast, co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson count down the top 40 songs on the Hot 100 this week in 1997 and welcome special guest Paula Cole (and charts department intern Kristin Corpuz, who studied under Cole at Boston’s Berklee College of Music) to talk about her hit songs in the ’90s. Click here to listen to the full podcast.

8. The Pop Shop Podcast welcomes Mother Monster Lady Gaga, who chats about her upcoming Bud Light Dive Bar Tour, which precedes her 60-date Joanne World Tour. Click here to listen.

9. Kesha triumphantly returns with “Praying,” which debuted atop the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after its release. Click here to read the full item.

10. Tyler, The Creator earns his first Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks No. 1 with his first solo single in two years, “Who Dat Boy.” Plus, Kendrick Lamarlands his 14th top five with “Element.” and Frankie Grande’s “Queen” debuts. Click here to read the full recap.

11. Rihanna lands her milestone 30th chart topper on the Dance Club Songs tally with “Pose.” Plus, “Despacito” earns yet another No. 1 standing as it tops the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart. Click here to read the full post.

12. “Every Time I Hear That Song” becomes Blake Shelton‘s 24th No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart and Sam Hunt‘s “Body Like a Back Road”extends its record for the longest run atop Hot Country Songs among soloists. Click here to read the full item.

13. This week in Billboard chart history, Katy Perry tallied her first Hot 100 No. 1 with “I Kissed a Girl,” in 2008. Plus, we look back at hits from TLC, Prince, Phil Collins and more. Travel back in this week’s recap.