Drake No. 1 on Artist 100, Meghan Trainor Soars to No. 3

Meghan Trainor
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Meghan Trainor attends the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Drake reigns for a ninth total week, while Trainor jumps thanks to the arrival of her sophomore full-length "Thank You."

Drake remains the top musical act in the United States, holding at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated June 4). Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor roars 13-3 as her new album, Thank You, debuts on multiple charts.

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, 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.

Drake's 'Views' No. 1 for Third Week on Billboard 200, Meghan Trainor Debuts at No. 3

At No. 1 on the Artist 100, Drake reigns for a ninth total week, passing The Weeknd for the second-most frames in the lead among male artists; Justin Bieber paces the category with 11 weeks at No. 1. Drake holds on top with streaming marking the biggest share of his chart points (45 percent), followed by album sales (28 percent). On Streaming Songs, Drake's "One Dance" (featuring WizKid and Kyla) bullets at No. 2 (33 million domestic streams, up 5 percent, according to Nielsen Music) and "Controlla" reaches the top 10, bounding 26-10 (13.6 million, up 66 percent).

As previously reported, "Dance" rebounds 2-1 for a second week atop the Hot 100. That song and "Controlla" are from his album Views, which logs a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Beyonce holds at her No. 2 peak on the Artist 100, while Trainor vaults 13-3 (up 162 percent in overall activity), scoring her highest Artist 100 rank in 15 months. Powering her move: her second full-length, Thank You, debuts at No. 2 on Top Album Sales (84,000 in traditional sales) and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 (107,000 equivalent album units).

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Prince dips 3-4 and Bieber rebounds 7-5.

Check out the entire Artist 100 here.


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