Drake Ties Justin Bieber's Record Atop Artist 100, Dierks Bentley & Fifth Harmony Hit Top 10
Drake leads for an 11th total week, while Bentley and 5H surge upon the debuts of their albums "Black" and "7/27."
Drake remains the top musical act in the United States, holding at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated June 18). Meanwhile, Dierks Bentley and Fifth Harmony fly to the top 10, fueled by the debuts of their new albums.
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 leads the Artist 100 for an 11th total week, matching Justin Bieber for the most weeks at No. 1 among males, dating to the chart's July 2014 launch. Here's a look at the acts with the most frames on top:
31, Taylor Swift
11, Justin Bieber
8, The Weeknd
Drake holds atop the Artist 100 with streaming marking the biggest share of his chart points (47 percent), followed by digital song sales (21 percent). As previously reported, "Dance" spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, while parent album Views logs a fifth week at the summit on the Billboard 200. Drake tops the Artist 100, Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously for a fourth total week (having first tripled up on the May 21 charts). Only Swift (seven weeks), Adele (six) and The Weeknd (two) have previously achieved the threefold feat.
Beyonce rebounds to her highest rank on the Artist 100 (4-2), while Bentley bounds 63-3, passing his prior peak of No 35. Up 608 percent in overall activity, Bentley counts 81 percent of his chart points from album sales, as his new set, Black, starts at No. 1 on Top Album Sales (and Top Country Albums), with a career-best 88,000 copies sold in its opening week, according to Nielsen Music. (He surpasses the 82,000 that his Long Trip Alone sold in its first frame in 2006.) With Black, Bentley boasts the top-selling album in the U.S. for the first time.
Bieber bumps 6-4 on the Artist 100, while Rihanna holds at No. 5.
Just beyond the Artist 100's top five, Fifth Harmony enters the top 10 for the first time (besting its prior No. 12 peak), soaring 16-6 (up 128 percent). The quintet starts at No. 4 on Top Album Sales with 7/27 (49,000 sold), as album sales mark 56 percent of the act's Artist 100 points. The set's lead single, "Work From Home" (featuring Ty Dolla $ign), holds at its No. 4 high on the Hot 100.
Check out this week's entire Artist 100 here.