The U.S. Billboard charts were behind this week due to a data provider experiencing technical difficulties, but the problem has been resolved and the new No. 1 of the week is Lana Del Rey's latest set Lust for Life. Elsewhere on the charts, country star Sam Hunt has broken a record on the airplay chart. Let's take a look at this week's notable chart mentions.
Del Rey's Lust for Life begins its trek at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart as reflected on the Aug. 2 chart update. The set moved 107,000 total units which combines sales, streaming and track sales data. 80,000 units of that number were in pure album sales, which is reflected on the Top Album Sales chart. This is the second No. 1 album for Del Rey following 2014's Ultraviolence which opened with 182,000 copies before the chart formula change. Her previous set, 2015's Honeymoon, peaked at No. 1 with 116,000 overall units.
The country world has a new record breaker on the Hot Country Songs chart, which, like the main Hot 100 songs chart, combines sales, airplay and streaming. Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" spends its 25th week at the top of the chart. It overthrows Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise," which lasted for 24 weeks in 2012 and 2013. The track also leads Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Songs.
Over on the Hot 100, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber spend their 12th week at No. 1 with the mostly Spanish "Despacito." It now is tied for the second-longest No. 1 in 2017 after Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" earlier in the year. The track continues to hold all three of the major component charts, Digital Songs, Streaming Songs and Radio Songs.