Plus, Drake’s “In My Feelings” holds its reign atop the Billboard Hot 100, pushing him past Usher for the most career weeks at No. 1 among solo males (48) and tying Usher for the most weeks at No. 1 by any act in a year (28).
Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:
2. It’s a race for No. 1 on the Hot 100 next week, as Drake’s “In My Feelings” and Maroon 5 “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B, appear to be locked in a tight fight for the crown. Plus, Kanye West and Lil Pump’s “I Love It” should debut in the top 40. Click here for the latest Hot 100 forecast.
3. Looking ahead to next week’s Billboard 200, Paul McCartney is vying for his first No. 1 album since 1982, although Eminem’s Kamikaze may thwart his efforts. Plus, Lauren Daigle and Russ are aiming for top 10 debuts. Click here for the Billboard 200 forecast.
4. In the first full week after Mac Miller’s death, the late rapper could have seven albums on the Billboard 200, including one in the top five. Click here to read the story.
5. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss Drake and Eminem’s chart domination and Nashville-based senior chart manager Jim Asker chats with Tori Kelly about her new gospel LP, Hiding Place. Click here to listen.
6. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson talk Lady Gaga’s Oscar buzz, John Legend’s EGOT status and *NSYNC voyage to vinyl. Tune in here.
11. Koryn Hawthorne makes history on the Hot Gospel Songs chart, as “Won’t He Do It” becomes the longest-running No. 1 by a woman in the chart’s history as it rules for a 26th week. Click here for the story.
13. The latest Emerging Artists chart shows debuts for Jessie Reyez, Lil Mosey, Justin Vernon, and Aaron Dessner’s side project Big Red Machine. Plus, Lauv rules for an 11th week. Click here for the rundown.