Harry Styles Returns to No. 1 on Artist 100, Lands Seven Songs on Hot 100

Harry Styles
Helene Pambrun

Harry Styles

He's the first One Direction member to spend multiple weeks at No. 1.

Harry Styles vaults from No. 33 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Dec. 28) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a second total week, as his sophomore solo album, Fine Line, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 478,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music.

That sum is the third-biggest week of the year for an album in the U.S., after Taylor Swift's Lover (869,000) and Post Malone's Hollywood's Bleeding (489,000). It's also the biggest week for a pop album by a male artist in four years, since Justin Bieber's Purpose.  

Styles additionally charts seven songs from Fine Line on the Billboard Hot 100, led by current radio single "Adore You":

No. 24, "Adore You" (new peak)
No. 54, "Watermelon Sugar" (new peak)
No. 62, "Falling" (debut)
No. 64, "Lights Up" (re-entry; debuted and peaked at No. 17 in October)
No. 84, "Cherry" (debut)
No. 86, "Golden" (debut)
No. 99, "She" (debut)

With four debuts, Styles has now charted nine career solo songs on the Hot 100, as the seven tracks from Fine Line join 2017's "Sign of the Times" (No. 4 peak) and "Sweet Creature" (No. 93), both from his debut self-titled set. Among other members of One Direction, Styles passes Zayn, who has landed seven songs on the Hot 100 to-date. Niall Horan and Liam Payne boast four each and Louis Tomlinson has two. As a group, One Direction has charted 29 songs on the Hot 100 in 2012-16, including six top 10s.

Styles previously ruled the Artist 100 dated June 3, 2017, concurrent with Styles launching atop the Billboard 200. He is the third member of 1D to reign and the first to lead for multiple weeks. Zayn spent one week atop the chart on April 16, 2016, and Horan led the list dated Nov. 11, 2017.

The Artist 100, which launched in 2014, 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, Malone holds at No. 2; Blake Shelton surges 63-3, as his new compilation album Fully Loaded: God's Country debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200; Billie Eilish dips 3-4; and Juice WRLD drops from No. 1 to No. 5.

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


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