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YoungBoy Never Broke Again Returns to No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart Thanks to 'Sincerely, Kentrell' Debut

YoungBoy Never Broke Again
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YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Plus, Coldplay re-enters at No. 10.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again vaults from No. 40 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Oct. 9), returning as the top musical act in the U.S. for a second week, thanks to his new LP, Sincerely, Kentrell.

The set launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 137,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data, marking his fourth leader. Notably, YoungBoy joins Taylor Swift as the only artist to have earned No. 1 albums in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Meanwhile, YoungBoy lands 15 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Here's a full recap (all are debuts except where noted):

Rank, Title
No. 28, "Bad Morning"
No. 37, "On My Side" (up from No. 71; new peak)
No. 40, "No Where"
No. 48, "Life Support" (up from No. 79; new peak)
No. 53, "Hold Me Down"
No. 58, "Nevada"
No. 59, "50 Shots"
No. 61, "Smoke Strong"
No. 62, "Break or Make Me"
No. 67, "Sincerely"
No. 69, "I Can't Take It Back"
No. 80, "Forgiato"
No. 83, "Rich Shit"
No. 92, "Baddest Thing"
No. 99, "Toxic Punk"

YoungBoy previously led the Artist 100 for a week in September 2020 when Top opened as his third No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Elsewhere on the Artist 100, Coldplay re-enters at No. 10, returning to the top 10 for the first time since December 2019, as the group's new single "My Universe," with BTS, blasts in at No. 1 on the Hot 100. It's Coldplay's second leader, after 2008's "Viva La Vida," as the group ends the longest wait between No. 1s since Cher took 25 years in 1974-99. Coldplay hit a No. 4 high on the Artist 100 in 2016.

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.

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