Styles spends his first week at No. 1, fueled by the chart-topping start of his debut solo LP.
Harry Styles is the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, as he leaps 20-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated June 6), marking his first week atop the ranking, either solo or as a member of One Direction.
The Artist 100 (which launched in July 2014) measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Styles follows his former One Direction bandmate, Zayn, as the second member of the group to top the Artist 100. Zayn spent a week atop the tally in 2016 (April 16), the week that his debut album Mine of Mine bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. One Direction is now the only act to generate multiple No. 1 acts in the chart's relatively brief history. Notably, 1D as a group has never reached No. 1 on the Artist 100; it has peaked at No. 2 on charts dated Dec. 6, 2014 and Dec. 5, 2015.