Halsey Becomes First Woman to Score No. 1 Album in 2017

Xander Zellner | June 19, 2017

Halsey celebrates her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, becoming the first woman to have a No. 1 album on the chart in 2017. The debut also helps the singer vault 21-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 -- her first week atop the list.

Plus, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week.

Here are 13 other things you should know about Billboard's charts this week:

1. Fifth’s Harmony’s first single as a quartet, “Down,” debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 42. Plus, DJ Khaled’s latest single “To the Max,” featuring Drake, debuts at No. 53. The release is Drake’s 155th entry on the chart, extending his record. Check out this week’s Hot 100 Chart Moves.

2. Over on the Billboard 200, the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack returns to the top 40 at No. 39 for the first time in over a month, following the film’s home release. Plus, U2’s The Joshua Tree vaults 127-16 after its 30th-anniversary reissue on June 2. Read this week’s full Billboard 200 Chart Moves notebook.

3. On next week’s Billboard 200, Katy Perry is slated to debut at No. 1 with her fourth major-label studio album Witness. Plus, Lady Antebellum and SZA are aiming for top five debuts. Click here to read the full Billboard 200 forecast.

4. On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson sit down with Kirstin Maldonado from Pentatonix to discuss the singer’s debut solo single “Break a Little.” Listen to the full podcast.

5. Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart for May after its appearance in The CW’s Riverdale. After topping the Top TV Commercials chart in March -- thanks to its appearance in a Nintendo ad -- “Believer” is now the only song to top both the Top TV Songs and Top TV Commercials charts. Click here to read the full story.

6. DJ Khaled’s new single “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, debuted atop the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after its release on Friday. Click here to read the full article.

7. Also on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart this week, Shania Twain topped the list with the first single from her first album in nearly 15 years, “Life’s About to Get Good,” shortly after its release Thursday. Click here to read the full story.

8. After the whopping success of La La Land, Moana and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, and other films this year, soundtrack album sales have sold 4.58 million copies in 2017, up 31 percent since last year. In fact, five of the top 20 selling albums in 2017 are soundtracks. Click here to read the full report.

9. Volbeat earns its sixth No. 1 in five years on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, as “Black Rose” featuring Danko Jones rises 2-1. The heavy metal act becomes just the sixth act to earn its first six No. 1s in five years or less, joining The Black CrowesAerosmithNickelbackCollective Soul and Stone Temple PilotsClick here to read the full article.

10. Arcade Fire is off to a hot start in 2017. The band’s new single “Everything Now” earns the group its highest ranking on the Hot Rock Songs chart and its highest debut on the Adult Alternative Songs and Alternative Songs airplay chart. Click here to read the full article.

11. Guns N’ Roses land at No. 1 on the May edition of the Top Facebook Live Videos chart with a cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” The cover honors Chris Cornell, who died in Detroit nine days before the recording. Click here to view the full chart.

12. Major Lazer’s Know No Better EP debuts at No. 3 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums. Plus, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” revisits No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for an 11th cumulative week. Click here to read the Dance/Electronic Chart Moves recap.

13. U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour earns a whopping $62 million during its first monthClick here to view the full Hot Tours chart.

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About the author: Xander Zellner is an Associate Charts Manager at Billboard.