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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Top Hot 100, Jonas Bros Aiming For No. 1

A star is … No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 this week. Actually, make that two stars.

A star is… No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 this week. Actually, make that two stars.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper dominate the tallies with “Shallow” and their A Star Is Born soundtrack, respectively.

Actually, make that more than two stars, when looking at other charts. Here are 13 things to know about the charts this week.

1. “Shallow” surges to No. 1 on the Hot 100 with big gains after the Oscars. Click here for the story.

2. Likewise, the Star soundtrack returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Click here for the recap.

3. Does “Shallow” signature the return of the “pop culture moment No. 1”? Click here for Andrew Unterberger’s analysis.

4. And, is this Lady Gaga’s best chart week ever? Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson ponder that question on the latest Chart Beat Podcast. Plus, special guest Sam DeRosa recalls co-writing lovelytheband’s record-breaking hit “Broken.” Click here to listen.

5. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson discuss what the film and music industries can learn about Gaga an Cooper’s Star-power. Listen to their conclusions here.

6. Looking ahead to next week’s Hot 100, Jonas Brothers’ comeback single “Sucker” may storm in at No. 1, becoming the trio’s first leader. Click here for the forecast.


7. On the Billboard 200, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next may return to No. 1, while Hozier’s Wasteland, Baby! is headed for a strong debut. Click here for projections.

8. Among other Hot 100 moves this week, Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” logs its 30th week in the top 10, a first for a hip-hop hit, while P!nk debuts a new song. Click here for the story.

9. Summer Walker earns her first Hot 100 entry with “Girls Need Love,” with Drake (who adds his 193rd). Click here for the post.

10. As Offset’s debut solo album, Father of 4, debuts at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, we look at the solo histories of all three Migos members on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200. Click here for their tallies.

11. Luke Combs becomes the second artist to rule all five of Billboard‘s country charts simultaneously. Click here for details.

12. Dean Lewis spends his first week at No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart, thanks to his breakout single “Be Alright.” Click here for the story.

13. Plus, in the second edition of Billboard‘s Emerging Artists Spotlight, we meet Dutch metal group Delain. Click here to find out more.