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SuperM Becomes Second K-Pop Act to Hit No. 1 On Artist 100 Chart

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JungMin Park

From left: Ten, Baekhyun, Lucas, Taemin, Taeyong, Kai, and Mark of SuperM photographed on Sept. 12, 2019 at Teo Studio in Seoul.

The supergroup follows BTS to the top.

SuperM re-enters at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Oct. 19) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time. Powering the coronation, the act's debut LP, SuperM: The 1st Mini Albumarrives atop the Billboard 200 with 168,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

The seven-piece, which contains one member from SHINee and two each from EXO, NCT 127 and WayV, becomes just the second K-pop act to lead the Artist 100, following BTS, which has ruled for five total weeks (also the most among all duos/groups).

SuperM: The 1st Mini Album also debuts at No. 1 on the World Albums chart, while the group itself returns to its No. 2 high on the Social 50 chart.

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.

Post Malone dips to No. 2 on the Artist 100 after nine total weeks on top and Summer Walker vaults 80-3, reaching a new best as her debut LP Over It launches at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album by a woman in terms of on-demand U.S. audio streams.

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, DaBaby falls 2-4 and Lizzo holds at No. 5.

Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.

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