The Weeknd Triples Up Atop Artist 100, Hot 100 & Billboard 200 Charts for Fifth Week

The Weeknd
Duncan Loudon

Plus, The Strokes debut at No. 5.

For a fifth week in his career, The Weeknd ranks No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts simultaneously.

The star's latest LP, After Hours, rules the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated April 25) for a fourth week, with 75,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, while the set's "Blinding Lights" returns to No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a third total week on top.

The Weeknd's Artist 100 reign is also fueled by former Hot 100 leader "Heartless" (now at No. 21) and "In Your Eyes" (No. 45), along with previous LPs Beauty Behind the Madness (No. 99 on the Billboard 200) and Starboy (No. 101).

The singer-songwriter-producer first led all three lists simultaneously on Sept. 26, 2015, thanks to album Madness and single "Can't Feel My Face." He dominated the surveys the following week via the LP and its subsequent Hot 100 leader "The Hills." He has added his latest chart triple crown for three weeks (April 4, 11 and this week) all thanks to After Hours and "Blinding Lights."

Since the Artist 100 launched in 2014, seven other artists have ruled all three charts simultaneously. Drake has achieved the feat a record 14 times (most recently on Aug. 11, 2018, with Scorpion and "In My Feelings"), followed by Swift (seven), Adele (six), Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran (two each) and Camila Cabello and Kendrick Lamar (one each).

The Weeknd has now ruled the Artist 100 for 19 total weeks, trailing only Taylor Swift (37 week) and Drake (31) for the most time spent at No. 1 in the chart's history.

Among other Artist 100 chart moves, Billie Eilish bumps 6-2, Drake dips 2-3, Post Malone rises 8-4 and The Strokes debut at No. 5, as their LP The New Abnormal opens at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 (35,000 units), marking their fifth top 10.

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.

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


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