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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: BTS Breaks Records With Debut of ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’

Here are 13 things to know about the charts this week.

It was a massive week for K-pop heroes BTS. How big exactly? Well, read on.

Plus, Ariana Grande, Madonna and Taylor Swift made notable chart moves.

Here are 13 things to know about the charts this week.

1. BTS boasts its third No. 1 on the Billboard 200, thanks to the group’s new set Map of the Soul: PERSONAClick here for details.

2. “Boy With Luv,” featuring Halsey, earns BTS the best career streaming week for a song by a K-pop group, as it debuts in the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10. Read the story here.

3. Speaking of the Hot 100, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, leads for a third week, and Sam Smith and Normani, along with BTS and Halsey, hit the top 10. Read the full story here.

4. From BTS to BLACKPINK, we recap the entire history of K-pop on the Hot 100. Click here for the timeline.

5. On this week’s edition of Five Burning Questions, Billboard staffers dive into BTS’ impressive week. Click here for the discussion.

6. Thanks to Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa, Ava Max and more, Albanian artists are having a moment on the charts. We look into why.

7. Billie Eilish is poised to return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Click here for the forecast.

8. Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss BTS, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on the latest Chart Beat Podcast. Joining are special guests Anthony Rossomando, a co-writer of Gaga and Cooper’s smash “Shallow,” and ASCAP president Paul Williams. Click here to listen.

9. Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson chat with ILoveMakonnen on this week’s Pop Shop Podcast about his latest success with his Lil Peep and Fall Out Boy collab, “I’ve Been Waiting.” Click here to listen.

10. Ariana Grande’s “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” hits the top 10 of the Radio Songs chart. Click here for the story.

11. Madonna and Maluma’s “Medellin” debuts on the Hot Latin Songs chart. Click here for details.

12. Taylor Swift returns to the Social 50 chart after teasing her new single “ME!,” featuring Brendon Urie; the track arrived at midnight (April 26). Click here for the post.

13. Santana’s “Smooth,” featuring Rob Thomas, rules Billboard‘s Top Songs of the ’90s chart. Who else dominated the decade? Click here for the recap.