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BTS Make History With 10th Week at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

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Peter Ash Lee

BTS photographed on Jan. 19, 2018 at Korea House in Seoul.

The act is the first group to reach double-digit weeks on top.

BTS rebounds 2-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Oct. 3) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a 10th total week.

The milestone marks a first among groups, as BTS is the first non-solo act to reach double-digit weeks on top, dating to the chart's 2014 inception.

Here's an updated look at the acts with the most time atop the Artist 100. Among all acts, BTS is the 10th to have tallied at least 10 weeks at No. 1.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Artist 100
41, Taylor Swift
31, Drake
20, The Weeknd
14, Post Malone
13, Ariana Grande
12, Justin Bieber
12, Ed Sheeran
10, Adele
10, BTS
10, Billie Eilish

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.

BTS again rules the Artist 100 thanks to its first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Dynamite," which returns for a third week at the summit. The song drew 20.8 million airplay audience impressions (up 8%) and 14 million U.S. streams (up 11%) and sold 153,000 downloads (up 96%) in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. BTS became the first all-South Korean act to top the Hot 100 upon the song's debut at No. 1.

The track continues to scale the top 40-based Pop Songs airplay chart, rising 16-15 for a new career-best rank for BTS. It's also the group's first entry on Adult Pop Songs, where it holds at its No. 21 high, and Adult Contemporary, where it pushes 23-22.

"Dynamite" additionally becomes the first song to simultaneously top both of Billboard's new global charts.

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