Twenty One Pilots No. 1 on Artist 100, Kings of Leon Leap Aboard at No. 2

Twenty One Pilots perform in 2016
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Twenty One Pilots perform at WaMu Theater on July 18, 2016 in Seattle.

Twenty One Pilots tally a fourth week on top & Kings of Leon debut fueled by their new album, as rock acts rank at Nos. 1 & 2 for a second week.

Twenty One Pilots remain the top musical act in the U.S., keeping atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 5) for a fourth total week. Meanwhile, Kings of Leon debut at No. 2, powered by the chart arrival of their new album, Walls.

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 four weeks atop the Artist 100 in the past five weeks, beginning on the chart dated Oct. 8. Of their chart points on the latest list, digital song sales (29 percent), radio airplay (28 percent) and streaming (24 percent) contribute fairly comparable shares, as their current single "Heathens" holds at its No. 2 high on the Radio Songs chart (135 million in audience, up 7 percent, in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music) and rebounds 5-4 on Streaming Songs (18 million U.S. streams, up 9 percent). On Digital Songs, it stays at No. 4 (69,000 sold, down 12 percent).

Kings of Leon are the runners-up to the throne on the Artist 100, entering at No. 2 as Walls arrives as their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 77,000 equivalent album units. On Top Album Sales, Walls starts at the summit with 68,000 in traditional sales. Album sales account for 92 percent of the group's Artist 100's sum.

Notably, rock acts have monopolized the Artist 100's top two the past two weeks after never doing so dating to the chart's inception. Before Twenty One Pilots and Kings of Leon's double-up, Twenty One Pilots and Green Day ranked at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on the Oct. 29 chart.

Rounding out the new Artist 100's top five, The Chainsmokers rise 4-3, swapping spots with Drake (3-4), and The Weeknd lifts 6-5.

Check out this week's entire Artist 100 here.


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