Drake No. 1 on Artist 100, Radiohead & Justin Timberlake Blast to Top Five
Drake holds at the summit, while Radiohead and Timberlake ride a new album and song, respectively, to Nos. 4 & 5.
Drake is again the top musical act in the United States, holding at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 28). Meanwhile, Radiohead and Justin Timberlake rocket to the top five, powered by lofty sales for their new hit albums and singles, respectively.
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, 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.
Drake dominates the Artist 100 for an eighth total week, tying The Weeknd for the second-most frames on top among male artists (dating to the chart's July 2014 inception), below Justin Bieber's 11; among all acts, only Taylor Swift has spent more time at No. 1: 31 weeks. The R&B/hip-hop superstar leads with the biggest share of his chart points (39 percent) from album sales, as his Views paces Top Album Sales (175,000, down 79 percent, according to Nielsen Music) for a second week. On the consumption-based Billboard 200, Views also rules for a second week (313,000 equivalent album units, down 70 percent).
Radiohead debuts on the Artist 100 at No. 4 with 94 percent of its points sum from album sales, as its A Moon Shaped Pool splashes onto Top Album Sales at No. 2 (173,000). The alt-rock vets' set bows on the Billboard 200 at No. 3 (181,000 equivalent album units).
Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Timberlake bounds 73-5. (He'd previously ranked as high as No. 20.) Digital song sales mark his greatest points contributor (69 percent), as his new single "Can't Stop the Feeling!" soars in atop both the Hot 100 and Digital Songs with 379,000 downloads sold in the tracking week, a new personal weekly best for the pop superstar.
Check out the entire Artist 100 here.