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Luke Combs Returns to No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart For Second Week on Top

Luke Combs
Sami Drasin

Luke Combs photographed on May 15, 2019 in Dickson, Tenn.

Plus, Bruce Springsteen re-enters at No. 2 and Ariana Grande bounds 44-4.

Luke Combs returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 7), surging from No. 7 for a second total week on top, thanks to the deluxe reissue of his album What You See Is What You Get.

The set, rereleased in expanded form Oct. 23, returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week at the summit with 109,000 equivalent album units, up 399%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Combs concurrently lands six songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart, led by "Forever After All," new at No. 2. The song scores the highest debut ever for a song that has also appeared on Hot Country Songs by a solo male, surpassing the No. 5 entrance of Garth Brooks' "Lost in You" (as Chris Gaines) in 1999. "Forever" concurrently blasts in at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Combs also appears on the Hot 100 with "Better Together" (No. 30); "Lovin' on You" (No. 41); "The Other Guy" (No. 69); "Without You," featuring Amanda Shires (No. 78); and "Cold as You" (No. 84).

Bruce Springsteen re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 2 on the strength of his new LP Letter to You, which debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (96,000 units). With the set's start, he becomes the only artist with top five albums on the Billboard 200 in each of the last six decades.

Plus, BTS dips to No. 3 on the Artist 100, after 12 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, and Ariana Grande vaults 44-4 as her new single "Positions" soars in atop the Hot 100.

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.