The group is the seventh act to debut at No. 1 on the Artist 100.
Arcade Fire is the top musical act in the country, as the rock group debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 19), powered by the release of its new studio album, Everything Now,which arrives atop the Billboard 200 chart with 100,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 3, according to Nielsen Music.
The Artist 100, which launched in July 2014, measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Arcade Fire becomes just the seventh act to debut at No. 1 on the Artist 100, following Frank Ocean, Blink-182, David Bowie, Future, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and Trey Songz. Ocean was the last act to do so, following the release of Blonde on the Sept. 10, 2016-dated chart.