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13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Adele & the Awards-Show Bump

The latest Billboard charts saw Adele break almost as many records as her album is titled and the award show bump continues for Country artists.

The latest Billboard charts saw Adele break a rash of records, and the awards-show bump continues for country artists.

Here are 13 things you need to know about this week’s charts:

Adele’s ’25’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart, ’21’ Returns to Top 10

1. 25 shattered almost every record it possibly could, so it only makes sense that Adele‘s third album would be at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Read the full story here.

2. Third time’s the charm: For the third week in a row, Chris Young‘s “I’m Comin’ Over” is No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, Read the full story here.

3. Not only is Adele’s “Hello” still No .1 after five weeks, but after the release of her newest album, the British songstress has four other songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as well. Read the full stories here and here


4. What goes together better than peanut butter and jelly? Country stars and awards shows. After the AMAs, Carrie Underwood‘s album Storyteller got the awards-show bump to No. 2. Read the full story here.

5. The king of “Levels” didn’t just stop at one. Nick Jonas reaches No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart for the third time with “Levels,” matching Madonna as the only acts with three leaders on the list in 2015. Read the full story here.

6. Country stars aren’t the only musicians who get the awards-show bump. After performing on the Latin Grammys, MalumaNatalia LaFourcade and J Balvin all saw chart moves. Read the full story here.

7. Merry Chris-mas! Chris Tomlin holds two spots in the top 10 of Billboard‘s Top Christian Albums chart for the fifth week in a row. Read the full story here.

8. Regional Mexican band Calibre 50 celebrates its first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with Historias de La Calle. Read the full story here.

9. Jadakiss is back. The rapper scored a No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with Top 5 Dead or Alive. Read the full story here.

10. It’s been 20 years since these long-haired beauties were on the charts: This week, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson return with the holiday song “This Christmas,” which debuts on the Adult Contemporary tally at No. 22. Read the full story here.

11. Rush to the top! Rush grabs its third No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart — and the first with a live album. Read the full story here.

12. It’s not Christmas if Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” isn’t playing in the background, being danced to or being sung aggressively in your ear by a spirited friend.This week, the song made its annual return to the holiday charts. Read the full story here.

13. Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin top $1 million ticket sales and lead the Hot Tours recap for this week. Read the full story here.