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Rewinding the Charts: In 2011, Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday' Was Red-Hot

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IN 2011, NICKI MINAJ BECAME JUST THE fourth female rapper to earn a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with her first studio LP, Pink Friday. (She had...

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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1995, Madonna Began Her Longest No. 1 Hot 100 Run With 'Take a Bow'

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Plus, remembering feats by Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton & Spice Girls.

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Drake Extends Reign Atop Australia's Singles Chart

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Drake enters a third week at No. 1 in Australia with “God’s Plan” (Republic/Universal) as The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) rules the albums chart for a seventh frame.

Sunday, Feb 18

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'Black Panther: The Album' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

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'Black Panther: The Album' debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with the biggest week for a soundtrack in a year-and-a-half.

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Frank Ocean's Cover of 'Moon River' Spurs Streaming Gain for Classic Song

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The surprise release of Frank Ocean’s cover of 'Moon River' led to a big gain in streams for the classic tune in the U.S.

Saturday, Feb 17

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13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Drake, 'Despacito' & Bebe Rexha's Record-Breaking Week

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It's business as usual for Drake, who scores his third straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "God's Plan," which becomes the first song to log at least three weeks of more than 75 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music.

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Aerosmith, Queen & CHVRCHES Charge Onto Hot Rock Songs Chart

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Two classic songs surge thanks to Super Bowl ads, & CHVRCHES previews its new album.

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Travis Scott Re-Enters Social 50 Chart After Kylie Jenner Baby News

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Travis Scott re-enters Billboard’s Social 50 chart dated Feb. 17 following a 401 percent boost in social media activity, according to Next Big Sound, after welcoming his first child with girlfriend Kylie Jenner.

Friday, Feb 16

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Hot 100 Chart Moves: G-Eazy & Halsey's 'Him & I' Rises at Radio, Bazzi & YoungBoy Never Broke Again Earn First Top 40 Hits

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As previously reported, Drake's "God's Plan" leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Feb. 17) for a third week, as it becomes the first song ever to post three weeks of more than 75 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music.

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'Greatest Showman' Has Its Greatest U.K. Sales Week, Drake Still No. 1 on Songs

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The soundtrack of The Greatest Showman delivers its strongest U.K. sales week yet to start a sixth week atop the album chart.

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Demi Lovato's Fabletics Clip Leads Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

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Lovato crowns the January 2018 chart, followed by Keith Urban and Don Omar.

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Ozuna & Romeo Santos' 'El Farsante' Flies Up Streaming Songs Chart

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The song becomes both artists’ highest charting effort following the release of its music video.

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Billboard 200 Chart Moves: NF's 'Perception' Hits Six-Month High as 'Let You Down' Single Continues to Grow

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On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, NF's "Perception" hits a six-month high, Dua Lipa continues to climb, the "Now That's What I Call Music" series collects its 69th top 10 set, and Meek Mill's "Dreams and Nightmares" returns to the…

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'Hamilton' Surpasses 'Jersey Boys' to Become Fifth-Biggest-Selling Cast Album Since 1991

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The original Broadway cast recording of "Hamilton: An American Musical" has surpassed "Jersey Boys" to become the fifth-biggest selling cast album since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.

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The Notorious B.I.G. Scores Fifth Million-Selling Album

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Each of The Notorious B.I.G.'s five of his solo albums have now sold a million copies in the U.S.

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Silvestre Dangond Earns First Top 10 on Latin Airplay Chart With Nicky Jam Collab 'Casate Conmigo'

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Singer Silvestre Dangond earns his first top 10 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated Feb. 17) with his Nicky Jam collaboration “Casate Conmigo.” The track ascends 12-9 in its 10th chart week with 10.7 million in audience -- up 11 percent in…

Thursday, Feb 15

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Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour Final Numbers: $95 Million Earned & 842,000 Tickets Sold

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Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour concluded with earnings of $95 million from 842,000 tickets sold.

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Bruno Mars & Cardi B's 'Finesse' Flies to No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart

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Bruno Mars and Cardi B's “Finesse” glides 5-1. He passes The Weeknd to become the act with the third-most No. 1s on Rhythmic Songs this decade, behind only Drake and Rihanna.

Michael W. Smith Returns to Hot Christian Songs Chart: Music Can 'Transform a Life on Every Level'

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Format cornerstone Michael W. Smith makes his first appearance on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart in over two-and-a-half years, as new radio focus track "Surrounded (Fight My Battles)" enters at No. 48.

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Alice Merton Is First Woman to Lead Rock Airplay Chart Since Lorde in 2014

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Alice Merton's "No Roots" has conquered another Billboard radio airplay chart, rising 3-1 on the Rock Airplay tally dated Feb. 17.

Becky G on Her First No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart With 'Mayores': 'I Feel Like I'm Flying'

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Becky G scores her first No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart, as “Mayores,” featuring Bad Bunny, lifts 2-1 in its 24th week (...

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey's 'The Middle' Tops Three Dance/Electronic Charts

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Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey's "The Middle" reaches No. 1 on yet another Billboard chart, as the collab rises 2-1 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs...

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Chart Beat Podcast: Men, Moodiness & Minor Keys Make the Hits, as Analyzed by Hit Songs Deconstructed

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Yael & Dave Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed look at more trends that defined 2017's biggest hits. Plus, is this the most historic week in Billboard chart history?

Wednesday, Feb 14

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Derez De'Shon Makes Billboard Hot 100 Debut With 'Hardaway'

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Atlanta-based rapper Derez De'Shon scores his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Feb. 17), as "Hardaway" debuts at No. 90.

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'Black Panther' Soundtrack's First Week Forecast Grows Bigger, Still Heading for No. 1 Debut

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"Black Panther: The Album" is already on its way to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but now industry prognosticators predict the album will start with an even larger figure than initially forecast.

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The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar's 'Pray For Me' Debuts in Top Five of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

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The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar blast in at No. 4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated Feb. 17) with “Pray For Me,” securing both artists’...

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Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line's 'Meant to Be' Hits Hot 100's Top 10, and Pop's Biggest Volume Shooters Keep Scoring

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There was a time when seeing the names "Bebe Rexha" and "Florida Georgia Line" on the same Billboard Hot 100 entry would seem...

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Justin Timberlake Rules Billboard Artist 100 Chart for First Time

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Man of the Woods debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 293,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 8, according to Nielsen Music, scoring him his fourth straight, and total, No. 1. Also aiding his profile in the tracking…

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Jordan Davis Hits Emerging Artists Chart's Top 10, MAX Rules for Second Week

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Country singer-songwriter Jordan Davis leaps into the top 10, from No. 15 to No. 9, on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart (dated Feb. 17).

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Red Velvet Debut on the Canadian Hot 100

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Red Velvet conquer new chart territory with their single "Bad Boy" making its debut on the Canadian Hot 100 this week.