Selena Gomez Hits No. 1 on Artist 100 For First Time, Thanks to 'Rare' Album Debut

Selena Gomez
Ashley Osborn

Selena Gomez

Plus, Rush debuts at No. 6 following Neil Peart's death.

Selena Gomez soars from No. 24 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Jan. 25) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, as the pop superstar's new LP Rare arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with112,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

Gomez also lands three songs from the album on the latest Billboard Hot 100: "Lose You to Love Me" jumps 10-5, after spending a week at No. 1 in November; the title track debuts at No. 30; and "Look at Her Now." re-enters at No. 92, after debuting at its No. 27 peak in November.

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, Roddy Ricch holds at No. 2, as his smash "The Box" rules the Hot 100 for a second week; Post Malone dips to No. 3 after 14 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1; Billie Eilish falls 3-4; and DaBaby holds at No. 5.

Among other Artist 100 chart moves, Rush debuts at No. 6 after the first full tracking week following the death of drummer Neil Peart. Leading the way on the Billboard 200, the classic rock group's The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974 – 1987 re-enters at No. 45, up 1,037% to 14,000 units in the Jan. 10-16 tracking week.

Peart died on Jan. 7 after a battle with cancer.

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

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