Shawn Mendes Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

Shawn Mendes
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Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Plus, J Balvin hits a new peak and Snow Patrol debuts.

Shawn Mendes surges from No. 8 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated June 9) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the second time, as his new self-titled LP debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 182,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

The Artist 100 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.

Mendes' third LP earns the pop singer-songwriter his third straight No. 1, while he becomes the third-youngest artist to have notched three No. 1 albums (after Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus). Meanwhile, the set's lead single, "In My Blood,"leaps 20-11 on the Billboard Hot 100, hitting a new peak. It also becomes Mendes' fifth top 10 on the Radio Songs chart, where it lifts 11-10.

Mendes previously topped the Artist 100 in October 2016, when his sophomore album Illuminate debuted atop the Billboard 200.

Pusha T re-enters the Artist 100 to a new No. 5 peak, as DAYTONA arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 (77,000 units). The rapper previously spent a week on the Artist 100, at No. 76 in January 2016.

Elsewhere in the Artist 100's top five, K-pop kings BTS dip to No. 2 after becoming the first act that records primarily in a language other than English to lead the list; Post Malone descends 2-3; and Drake drops 3-4.

Among other Artist 100 moves, J Balvin surges from No. 55 to No. 16, hitting a new peak on the strength of his new set Vibras, which opens at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums and No. 15 on the Billboard 200 (22,000 units).

Plus, Snow Patrol earns the Artist 100's highest debut, at No. 72, as the rock group's Wildness arrives at No. 5 on Top Rock Albums and No. 49 on the Billboard 200 (11,000 units).

Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.


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