Twenty One Pilots No. 1 on Artist 100, Green Day & Bruno Mars Hit Top Five

Twenty One Pilots photographed in 2015.
Jabari Jacobs

Twenty One Pilots photographed in 2015.

As Twenty One Pilots log a third week on top, Green Day & Mars hit new peaks thanks to new releases.

Twenty One Pilots remain the top musical act in the U.S., holding atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Oct. 29) for a third total week. Meanwhile, Green Day and Bruno Mars re-enter the ranking at new highs of Nos. 2 and 5, respectively.

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 (which launched in July 2014) 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.

Twenty One Pilots have logged their three weeks atop the Artist 100 in the past four frames, beginning on the chart dated Oct. 8. Of their chart points on the latest list, the largest percentage is from digital song sales (33 percent), followed by radio airplay (26 percent), as their current single "Heathens" gains by 8 percent to 79,000 downloads sold in the week ending Oct. 13, according to Nielsen Music, and bullets at No. 4 on Digital Song Sales following the act's Oct. 8 appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The track holds at No. 2 on the Radio Songs chart with 127 million in audience, up 6 percent.

Green Day roars back onto the Artist 100 (after previously reaching No. 78), powered almost entirely by the arrival of its new album, Revolution Radio, which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (95,000 equivalent album units) and Top Album Sales (90,000).

Drake holds at No. 3 on the Artist 100; The Chainsmokers fall to No. 4 from their No. 2 peak, as their smash "Closer," featuring Halsey, rules the Hot 100 for a ninth week; and Mars returns at No. 5 (besting his prior No. 10 high), as his new single, "24K Magic," rockets onto the Hot 100 at No. 5. It begins at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales (101,000) and No. 9 on Streaming Songs (12.8 million U.S. streams) and vaults 36-15 on Radio Songs (65 million in audience following its first full week of airplay tracking).

Also notably in the Artist 100's top 10, OneRepublic re-enters at No. 10 (having peaked at No. 6 in 2014), fueled by its new album, Oh My My. The set starts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 (46,000), marking the band's highest rank on the chart, besting the No. 4 peak of its last effort, 2013's Native.

Check out this week's entire Artist 100 here.


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