DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, earns a No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming just the 28th single ever to blast in atop the list. Plus, Kendrick Lamar holds steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with DAMN. and continues to rule the Billboard Artist 100.
Here are 13 other things you should know about Billboard‘s charts this week:
1. Thanks to their feature on Khaled’s “I’m the One,” Bieber, Quavo and Chance the Rapper each earn their first No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The collab is only the 15th title to debut at No. 1 on the list. Click here to read to full article.
2. On this week’s Chart Beat Podcast, co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss Bieber’s Hot 100 success with hits as a featured artist in between album releases. Plus, senior chart manager Jim Asker chats with Billy Ray Cyrus on the 25th anniversary of his debut hit, “Achy Breaky Heart.” Click here to listen to the podcast.
4. Dating back to Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane, in November, the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 has been exclusively male-dominated for the past seven chart-toppers, marking the longest streak for men since 1991-92. Click here to read the full report.
5. As DJ Khaled celebrates his first No. 1 on the Hot 100, Logic‘s “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, enters at No. 61. The song title, which is the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number, is the latest rare Hot 100 hit with a phone number as its name. Click here to read the full Hot 100 Chart Moves recap.
6. On this week’s Billboard 200, John Mellencamp notches his 19th top 40 album, as Sad Clowns & Hillbillies opens at No. 11. Click here to read the Billboard 200 Chart Moves story.
7. Looking ahead to next week’s Billboard 200, Logic appears headed for a No. 1 debut with his LP Everybody. Chris Stapleton‘s new album From A Room: Volume 1 is following closely behind. Click here to read the full forecast.
8. One Direction members continue to dominate the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, as Harry Styles and Niall Horan debut at Nos. 2 and 3 with “Sweet Creature” and “Slow Hands,” respectively. Plus, BTS‘ “Not Today” returns to No. 1 on the chart. Click here to read the full article.
12. Proving that age is nothing but a number, Willie Nelson crowns the Top Country Albums chart with God’s Problem Child, earning his 17th No. 1. The country legend is the oldest living artist to have led the list. Click here to read the story.
13. On the rock album charts, Gorillaz land their second No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums. Plus, All That Remains rules the Hard Rock Albums chart for the second time. Click here for the rundown.