Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100; Twenty One Pilots Fly Back to Top Five

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Justin Bieber performs onstage during Billboard Hot 100 Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 23, 2015 in Wantagh, New York. 

As on the Hot 100, Bieber unseats Adele from the Artist 100's summit. Plus, twenty one pilots rank in the Artist 100's top five for the first time since June and Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello debuts as a soloist.

As reported Monday (Jan. 11), Justin Bieber's "Sorry" dethrones Adele's "Hello" atop the Billboard Hot 100. On the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Jan. 23), Bieber likewise displaces Adele from No. 1, reclaiming his standing as the top musical act in the U.S.

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

Bieber logs a third total week at No. 1 on the Artist 100, after spending six straight weeks at No. 2, all below Adele. He'd tallied his first two frames atop the chart (Nov. 28 and Dec. 5), the latter week coinciding with his debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Album Sales with Purpose. Adele then led the Artist 100 for six consecutive weeks, powered by the first six weeks at No. 1 on the album tallies for her 25.

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Bieber rises 2-1 on the Artist 100 with gains in social reaction (up 33 percent) and radio airplay (up 9 percent). He swaps spots with Adele (1-2), who also gains in those metrics, although less so for each (up 7 and 1 percent, respectively). (Adele has led the Artist 100 for eight total weeks.)

Below Bieber and Adele on the Artist 100, Drake and The Weeknd hold at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, while twenty one pilots return to the top five (6-5) for the first time since they peaked at No. 2 in June, when their album Blurryface bowed atop the Billboard 200 and Top Album Sales, as "Stressed Out" concurrently reaches the Hot 100's top five.

Meanwhile, Camila Cabello makes her solo debut on the Artist 100 at No. 88. She previously logged 48 weeks on the list as part of Fifth Harmony (peaking at No. 12 in February 2015). Cabello bows on her own, but thanks to another collaboration: "I Know What You Did Last Summer," her duet with Shawn Mendes, jumps 28-22 on the Hot 100, 21-5 on the Digital Songs chart (74,000 sold) and 46-34 on Streaming Songs (4.7 million), while debuting at No. 43 on Radio Songs (31 million). (As Mendes and Cabello are co-billed as lead acts on "Summer," they share points equally on all charts, including the Artist 100, for the collab.)

Check out the entire Artist 100 here.


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