The coronation comes after his debut studio album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, spent four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 chart earlier in the year, while he also landed a pair of No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart that teamed up for 18 weeks atop the list.
Billboard’s year-end music recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, label and music contributor on the weekly charts dated Nov. 23, 2019, through Nov. 14, 2020. The rankings for Nielsen Music/MRC Data-based year-end recaps reflect equivalent album units, airplay, sales or streaming during the weeks that the titles appeared on a respective chart during the tracking year. Any activity registered before or after a title’s chart run isn’t considered in these rankings. That methodology detail, and the November-November time period, account for some of the difference between these lists and the calendar-year recaps that are independently compiled by Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The Top New Artists recaps ranks the best-performing new acts of the year based on activity on the Billboard 200 albums tally, the Billboard Hot 100 songs list, as well as Billboard Boxscore (touring) and the Social 50 chart for the 2020 tracking period.