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Taylor Swift rises 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 7) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a record-extending 37th total week, and for the first time since December 2017, thanks to the massive opening week of her new LP, Lover.
Lover launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 867,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, the biggest one-week sum since her own reputation in 2017, and the new set is already the top-selling album of 2019 in the U.S. Thanks to the attention surrounding the new release, three of Swift's previous sets, 1989, Reputation and Red, also land on the Billboard 200, at Nos. 92, 96 and 183, respectively.
Concurrently, all 18 tracks from Lover infuse the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart, led by "You Need to Calm Down" at No. 4 and "Lover" at No. 10. She breaks the record for the most simultaneous Hot 100 hits by a woman, while "Lover" ties her with Elvis Presley for the 10th-most top 10s all-time.
Swift is the fifth solo woman to lead the Artist 100 this year, after Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, P!nk and Madonna.
Swift pads her record for most weeks spent at No. 1 on the Artist 100, dating to the chart's July 2014 inception. Notably, the top four artists with the most time on top are all signed to Republic Records, as, next up are Drake (31 weeks), The Weeknd (15) and Grande (13).
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, Lizzo lifts 4-2, as "Truth Hurts" becomes her first Hot 100 No. 1, Eilish dips 2-3, Post Malone pushes 7-4 and Khalid holds at No. 5.
Check out this week’s full Artist 100 chart here.
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