Swift fends off Fall Out Boy, which vaults 10-2 (marking a new peak), powered by the arrival of its album American Beauty/American Psycho. The band roars by 207 percent in overall Artist 100 points, with 80 percent of its total from album purchases, as the new set bows at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 192,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. (It starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 218,000 album equivalent units.)
Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Ed Sheeran holds at No. 3; Meghan Trainor dips 1-4 after leading chart last week when her debut full-length Title topped the Billboard 200 and Top Album Sales; and Maroon 5 retreats 4-5.
In other Artist 100 highlights, Marilyn Manson enters at No. 18 powered by his new album, The Pale Emperor. The set, which accounts for 95 percent of the rock vet's ranking, enters Top Album Sales at No. 6 with 49,000 sold.
Meanwhile, Flo Rida reaches the Artist 100 for the first time, debuting at No. 93 on the strength of his single "G.D.F.R." (featuring Sage the Gemini and Lookas). Digital Songs sales account for the majority of his Artist 100 standing (61 percent), as the track bullets at No. 4 on Rap Digital Songs with a 6 percent gain to 50,000 downloads sold. Streaming follows at 30 percent, with the single rising 10-8 on Rap Streaming Songs (3.8 million U.S. streams, up 13 percent).
Fueling its streaming activity, the video for "G.D.F.R." (up 38-34 on the Hot 100) features Flo Rida as a basketball coach who, well, maybe leads his team to a win? (See video above to find out.) The Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem appears in the clip, as does venerable Miami rap act 2 Live Crew.