Slipknot Hits No. 1 On Billboard Artist 100 Chart

Alexandria Crahan-Conway
Slipknot

Rock rules again, as the band follows Tool to the top.

Slipknot re-enters the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 24) at No. 1 to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, as the group's sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kindlaunches atop the Billboard 200 with 118,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

The set is the rock group's third No. 1, following 2014's .5: The Gray Chapter and 2008's All Hope Is Gone.

Making for perhaps the crunchiest back-to-back weeks at No. 1 in the Artist 100's five-year history, Slipknot succeeds Tool at the summit. Four rock groups have led the list so far this year, with The Raconteurs hitting No. 1 in July and Vampire Weekend reigning in May.

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.

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Billie Eilish rises 3-2, as she concurrently earns her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Bad Guy"; Khalid rises 4-3; BTS bumps 6-4; and Rick Ross vaults 69-5, as his new LP Port of Miami 2debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip Albums and Top Rap Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (80,000 units).

Check out this week's full Artist 100 chart here.

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