Post Malone Returns to No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart Thanks to 'Hollywood's Bleeding' Debut

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Post Malone performs during Sziget Festival on Aug. 11, 2019. 

He leads the list for a sixth total week.

Post Malone rises 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated Sept. 21) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a sixth total week, and for the for first time since January, as his sophomore LP, Hollywood's Bleedingdebuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 489,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 12, according to Nielsen Music.

The set earns the second-largest consumption week of 2019 and the largest streaming week for an album this year.

With his latest frame on top, Post Malone passes BTS and Billie Eilish for the ninth-most weeks at No. 1 in the Artist 100's five-year history. Taylor Swift leads with 37 weeks at the summit.

Malone's return to No. 1 is also aided by his 17 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 (every track from the new album), led by four in the top 10: "Goodbyes," featuring Young Thug, at No. 3; "Circles," at No. 4; "Take What You Want," featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott, at No. 8; and "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)," with Swae Lee, at No. 10.

Malone last led the Artist 100 dated Jan. 26, a week after "Sunflower" topped the Hot 100.

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, Ariana Grande holds at No. 2, Imagine Dragons rise 4-3, BTS dips 3-4 and Queen lifts 9-5.

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


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