Justin Bieber No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100; Future, Coldplay Fly to Top Five

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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is again the top musical act in the U.S., as he holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Feb. 27).

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Billboard 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 places at the Artist 100 summit for a seventh total week, having inked all his weeks at No. 1, and remained in the top two, since Nov. 28, when he first reached the top spot. His album Purpose arrived atop the Billboard 200 and Top Album Sales the following week. As Bieber gains by 2 percent in overall activity, and reclaims the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 with "Love Yourself," social reaction marks his greatest Artist 100 points contributor (26 percent), followed by streaming (23 percent), radio airplay (22 percent), song download sales (18 percent) and album sales (11 percent).

Future Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Adele rises 3-2 on the Artist 100 and Future blasts 17-3 (up 234 percent in overall activity) as his new set EVOL debuts on Top Album Sales at No. 2 with 100,000 in pure album sales. The rapper spent a week at No. 1 on the Artist 100 Aug. 8, 2015, when his LP DS2 opened at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 126,000 sold.

Coldplay roars 14-4 on the Artist 100 (up 190 percent), buoyed by response to its headlining set at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show (Feb. 7). Album sales mark the band's greatest slice of Artist 100 points (49 percent), with its December release A Head Full of Dreams vaulting 15-3 on Top Album Sales (71,000, up 372 percent). Click here for more about post-Super Bowl gains earned by Coldplay, plus fellow Halftime Show performers Beyonce (up 34-16 on the Artist 100) and Bruno Mars (56-25).

Rihanna rounds out the Artist 100's top five (2-5), as her single "Work" (featuring Drake) becomes her milestone 20th top five hit on the Hot 100, where it jumps 7-4.

Check out the entire Artist 100 here.


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