Up 11 percent in overall activity, The Weeknd crowns the Artist 100 powered by three concurrent top 30 hits on the Hot 100, led by "Can't Feel My Face," which ranks at No. 2 for a third week after its official video premiered July 28 on Apple Music and on multiple platforms the following day. "Face" also lifts 4-1 on Digital Songs with 148,000 downloads sold, up 21 percent, according to Nielsen Music.
The Weeknd Reveals Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey Feature on New Album
Looking ahead, The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) will greatly bolster his Artist standing following the Aug. 28 release of his third full-length album, Beauty Behind the Madness. The set includes collaborations with Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey.
Taylor Swift holds at No. 2 on the Artist 100, while Fetty Wap rises 4-3. Also each climbing a notch: Sheeran (5-4), and OMI (6-5), who leads the Hot 100 for a fourth week with his breakthrough hit "Cheerleader."
Jill Scott Scores Her Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
In other notable Artist 100 action, Jill Scott soars in at No. 8, as her album Woman launches at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 58,000 sold, and Bea Miller bows at No. 21, as her Not an Apology enters Top Album Sales at No. 5 (24,000). Among other acts new to the Artist 100: virally-driven duo Jack & Jack (No. 56); Elle King (No. 93), powered by the rise of her first hit, "Ex's & Oh's" (up 86-77 on the Hot 100); and iconic Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (No. 97), thanks largely to the arrival of its live release One More for the Fans at No. 43 on Top Album Sales (6,000 sold).
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