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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Niall Horan Puts One Direction on Par With The Beatles for Billboard 200 History & More

Niall Horan rules multiple Billboard charts this week, as the One Direction star earns his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 'Flicker.' The arrival also makes him the third 1D member…

Niall Horan rules multiple Billboard charts this week, as the One Direction star earns his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Flicker. The arrival also makes him the third 1D member to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100.

On the Billboard Hot 100, Post Malone‘s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savageconquers for a third week.

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


1. As Horan tops the Billboard 200 for the first time, One Direction ties The Beatles as the only groups with three members with No. 1 solo albums. Click here to read about the historic achievement.

2. Another record tied: Taylor Swift matches Rihanna for the most No. 1s on the Digital Song Sales chart, as “Gorgeous” opens on top, earning Swift her 14th leader. Click here to read the story.

3. Portugal. The Man‘s “Feel It Still” is the biggest rock crossover hit in five years, as the single adds two more No. 1 rankings to its resume, topping the Pop Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. Click here for more about the multi-format smash.

4. Camila Cabello scores her first top 10 on the Streaming Songs chart, as “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, jumps 18-7 following the premiere of its official video. Click here to read the full article.

5. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson are joined by Beats 1 host LowKey, Vibe music editor Mikey Fresh and Billboard Latin‘s Marjua Estevez to discuss how rap has ruled 2017. Click here to listen.

6. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Jason Lipshutz chat with Rachel Platten about the singer-songwriter’s new album, No Filter, and more. Click here to listen.

7. One more podcast! On the Coming Around Again Podcast, Andrew Unterberger looks at George Michael‘s 1987 debut album Faith, which turned 30 on Oct. 30. Gary Trust, Trevor Anderson and Billboard editor Joe Lynch stop by with insights. Click here to listen.

8. Looking ahead to next week’s Billboard 200, Kenny Chesney‘s new live album Live in No Shoes Nation is slated to debut at No. 1 with around 200,000 units. The set would earn the singer his eighth No. 1. Click here to read the Billboard 200 forecast.

9. Elsewhere on next week’s Billboard 200, Kelly Clarkson‘s Meaning of Life is expected to debut at No. 2, which would mark her eighth top 10 album. Plus, 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin‘s surprise collaboration should debut in the top 10. Click here for more on next week’s Billboard 200.

10. Selena Gomez and Marshmello‘s new song “Wolves” debuts in the top 10 of the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, earning both acts their third top 10. Click here to read the full story.

11. On the latest Emerging Artists chart, Margo Price debuts at No. 6, thanks to the chart bow of her new album, while Dua Lipa returns to No. 1 for a fifth week. Plus, country newcomer Devin Dawson hits the top 10 for the first time. Click here to read about the top emerging artists.

12. U2 earned $316 million in box-office revenue on its recently-wrapped 50-show Joshua Tree Tour. The tour sold 2.7 million tickets worldwide. Click here to read the full Billboard Boxscore.

13. Happy birthday, Billboard! To celebrate the 123rd anniversary of our launch, we looked back at the first magazine, an eight-page, 10-cent product dated Nov. 1, 1894. Click here to read about the first Billboard issue.