13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Cardi B, Bruno Mars & Drake Debut, Luke Combs Sets a Record


Ariana Grande had one other massive week on Billboard's charts (dated March 2), however that wasn't all.

Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Drake, Luke Combs and extra additionally made notable information. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are aiming to dethrone Grande's "7 Rings" atop the Billboard Hot 100 subsequent week with "Shallow," after the track's winning night on the Academy Awards on Feb. 24, when the pair additionally carried out the track.

Here are 13 different issues to know in regards to the charts this week.

1. Grande's "7 Rings" spends its fifth week atop the Hot 100, whereas Cardi B and Bruno Mars' "Please Me" launches at No. 5. Click here for the story.

2. Looking forward to subsequent week, it's "7 Rings" vs. "Shallow" for No. 1 on the Hot 100. Who will prevail? Click here for the forecast.

three. On the Billboard 200, Gaga and Cooper's A Star Is Born soundtrack can be set to earn a giant acquire, whereas Grande's Thank U, Next might maintain at No. 1. Click here for more projections.

four. Thanks to the No. 1 debut of his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone (now lastly obtainable commercially), Drake ties Future for probably the most No. 1s on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this decade. Click here for the post.

5. Luke Combs makes historical past as the primary artist to ship his first 5 singles to No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart, as his newest hit, "Beautiful Crazy," grants him the respect. Click here for the story.

6. Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid full their file 31-week rise to No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart with "Eastside." Click here for details.

7. More chart historical past: lovelytheband's "Broken" rewrites the mark for probably the most weeks spent on the Alternative Songs chart. Click here for the rundown.

eight. On the Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson welcome Edison Research's (and Billboard contributor) Sean Ross to research Khalid, Normani and Dua Lipa's longevity at pop radio. Click here to listen.

9. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson speak Lady Gaga and the way she will rating an EGOT. Click here to listen.

10. Meanwhile, Gaga's profession tour earnings have surpassed an astounding half-billion . Click here for details.

11. Queen lands 16 hits on the Hot Rock Songs chart after the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic's house launch. Click here for the story.

12. On the most recent Emerging Artists chart, City Girls hit the highest 5 and Yungblud debuts, whereas Ava Max holds at No. 1 for a sixth week. Click here for the update.

13. Plus, Billboard launched a brand new collection this week highlighting the Emerging Artists chart. Find out extra about singer-songwriter J.S. Ondara in a particular Q&A. Click here for the inaugural column.