The Weeknd remains at No. 1, while Sheeran leaps thanks to increased social reaction.
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 (which launched in July 2014) 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.
The Weeknd leads the Billboard Artist 100 chart for a 12th total week, with streaming accounting for the greatest share of his chart action (38 percent), led by single "Starboy" (featuring Daft Punk), which ranks at No. 4 on the Streaming Songs chart with 22.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen Music.