13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Can ‘Bad Guy’ Remix Challenge the Reign of ‘Old Town Road’?


Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, continues its domination atop the Billboard Hot 100, as it logs its 14th week at No. 1, with Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy"at No. 2.

"Road" is already the longest-leading hip-hop hit of all time. Will it tie, and/or break, the record the most time at No. 1 overall?

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

1. "Road" holds at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" becomes her first top 10. Click here for the story.

2. Will "Road" rewrite the mark for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100? Click here for everything you need to know.

3. In this week's edition of Five Burning Questions, Billboard staffers discuss Lizzo's breakthrough. Click here for the roundtable.

4. Who won the first half of 2019 on the charts? Gary Trust, Trevor Anderson and Andrew Unterberger discuss Eilish, Ariana Grande, Lizzo and more on the latest Chart Beat Podcast. Click here to listen.

5. Eilish's new "Bad Guy" remix featuring Justin Bieber is poised to compete with "Road" for Hot 100 supremacy. Will it be enough to get the song to No. 1? Click here for the analysis.

6. Saweetie notches her first Hot 100 entry and becomes the seventh female rap act to hit the chart in 2019, the most of any year this decade. Click here for details.

7. Finneas O'Connell continues his Hot 100 Songwriters chart reign, while Louis Bell leads the Hot 100 Producers chart. Click here for the story.

8. Whitney Houston earns her first posthumous Hot 100 debut and first entry in 10 years with her Kygo collaboration "Higher Love." Click here for the post.

9. Blanco Brown's "The Git Up" hits No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and reaches the top 20 of the Hot 100. Click here for the recap.

10. The Beatles' catalog surges on Billboard's rock charts following the Yesterday movie premiere. Click here for the rundown.

11. Lewis Capaldi climbs to No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart, thanks to his breakout hit "Someone You Loved." Click here for the story.

12. Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" recently set the record for the most weeks spent atop the Adult Contemporary chart, but largely thanks to its original version, not its Cardi B-assisted remix. How will AC radio deal with hip-hop going forward? Click here for a deep dive into the format's evolution.

13. On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson welcome MAX and Quinn XCII to discuss their rising hit "Love Me Less." Click here to listen.