13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Migos Debut Atop Billboard 200 & Match The Beatles for Hot 100 History
Migos' third studio album, Culture II, debuts atop the Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 10). The set also sparks the trio's return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100.
Migos‘ third studio album, Culture II, debuts atop the Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 10). The set also sparks the trio’s return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100.
Plus, Drake‘s “God’s Plan” holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Hot 100, while Justin Timberlake‘s “Say Something,” featuring Chris Stapleton, debuts in the top 10.
Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:
1. Thanks in large part to Culture II, Migos land 14 songs on the Hot 100, tying The Beatles for the most simultaneous entries by a group in the chart’s history. Click here to read about the fab feat.
2. Migos also help Drake earn his 70th top 40 Hot 100 hit, and 160th total entry (the most among soloists), as their “Walk It Talk It,” featuring Drake, opens at No. 18. Click here to read about the milestone.
3. Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Imagine Dragons‘ “Believer” logs its 52nd week on the chart, marking the group’s record-breaking third song to spend at least a year on the tally. Click here to read this week’s Hot 100 Chart Moves.
4. On the latest Billboard 200, Alessia Cara‘s Know-It-All returns to the chart for the first time since September, thanks to a sales and streaming bump following her Grammy Awards win for best new artist on Jan. 28. Plus, Grateful Dead earns its 36th top 40 album. Click here to read this week’s Billboard 200 Chart Moves.
5. Looking ahead to next week’s Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake‘s Man of the Woods looks poised to debut at No. 1 with around 300,000 equivalent album units. Click here to read the full Billboard 200 forecast.
6. On the newest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss Drake’s “God’s Plan” and predict how long the track might reign on the Hot 100. Plus, Yael and Dave Penn from Hit Songs Deconstructed analyze the trends behind some of 2017’s biggest hits. Click here to listen.
7. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson chat with electro-pop duo Frenship about their new song “Love Somebody.” Plus, Keith and Katie grade Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII halftime show performance. Click here to listen.
8. Meanwhile, Timberlake’s Super Bowl spotlight helps generate a 45 percent streaming gain for the songs that he performed. Click here to read the article.
9. Following the Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars, Stapleton, Childish Gambino and others scored significant sales and streaming gains. Click here to read the story.
10. From country to pop, rock and even adult R&B, Stapleton has become a crossover success story. Billboard looks at his multi-genre appeal and the rise of “Say Something” at pop and adult radio. Click here to read the analysis.
11. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s smash “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, ties Enrique Iglesias‘ “Bailando” for the most weeks (41) at No. 1 ever on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart. Can it claim the record all to itself next week? Click here to read about the achievement.
12. On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey’s “The Middle” rises to No. 1, earning Zedd his fourth chart-topper and Morris and Grey their first each. Click here to read the story.
13. MAX is the top emerging act in the U.S., as the pop singer rises to No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart, thanks to his breakthrough hit “Lights Down Low.” Click here to read about the week’s top emerging artists.