13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: ‘Old Town Road’ Is Still No. 1, Billie Eilish Returns


Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Panic! at the Disco and more make moves on the latest Billboard charts. Plus, the race is officially on for the top song of the summer of 2019.

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

1. "Old Town Road" logs a ninth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, passing Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" as the longest-leading No. 1 this year, while DaBaby's "Suge" hits the top 10. Click here for the rundown.

2. Meanwhile, "Road" joins smashes by Drake, Taylor Swift and more among the most dominant Hot 100 hits of the last 25 years. Click here for the story.

3. Billie Eilish's When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Click here for the post.

4. Eilish also returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, while NCT 127 hits the top 10. Click here for the story.

5. On this week's edition of Five Burning Questions, we analyze Lil Nas X, Eilish, Khalid and the new generation leading the Hot 100. Click here for the roundtable.

6. The Songs of the Summer chart returns to Billboard.com this week, led by "Old Town Road." Click here for details.

7. What will emerge as the top song of the summer by Labor Day? Billboard staffers make their picks. Who do you think will win?

8. Top 10 hits on the Hot 100 are, on average, 30 seconds shorter than last year. What's behind the trend?

9. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson welcome Nielsen's Scott Musgrave and Jon Miller to discuss how country music has long ruledradio and how it's adapting to streaming. Click here to listen.

10. Meanwhile, Ben Platt joins Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson on the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his debut album and first tour. Click here to listen.

11. Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" breaks the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Rock Songs chart. Click here for the story.

12. Hip-hop collective Beast Coast, Aladdin star Naomi Scott and rapper Lil Tecca all debut on the latest Emerging Artists chart. Click here for the story.

13. Billboard is launching weekly Top Songwriters and Top Producers charts next week. Click here for details.