Swift remains far ahead of all competition, while Fabolous bows thanks to sales of his new album.
Taylor Swift continues to distance herself from the pack atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart, logging a record-extending 11th week at No. 1. Meanwhile, rapper Fabolous scores the chart's top debut.
The Artist 100 provides the first weekly ranking dedicated to measuring artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Swift (up 16 percent) holds a nearly 3-to-1 lead in points over runner-up Nicki Minaj (2-2), after Swift led by a nearly 2-to-1 margin last week. Album sales again account for the majority of Swift's Artist 100 rank (41 percent). Her album 1989 logs for a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 with 430,000 total album equivalent units (with 326,000 from pure album sales), according to Nielsen Music.