P!nk Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100, Powered by 'Beautiful Trauma' Album Debut
Plus, Gucci Mane hits a new No. 5 peak & St. Vincent debuts.
P!nk leaps from No. 19 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 4) to become the top musical act in the U.S. She had previously peaked as high as No. 16 on the ranking (in July 2016).
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.
P!nk's jump to No. 1 is powered by the pop star's new studio album Beautiful Trauma, which debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 408,000 equivalent album units according to Nielsen Music. The start marks the biggest weekly unit count for a woman in 2017 and the fourth-biggest overall.
Album sales contribute the majority of P!nk's Artist 100 points (86 percent), followed by digital song sales (6 percent). Concurrently, Trauma's lead single "What About Us" hits a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 23-13.
Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran and Post Malone hold at Nos. 2, 3 and 4, respectively, and Gucci Mane vaults 47-5, as the rapper's latest album Mr. Davis, opens on the Billboard 200 behind P!nk at No. 2 (70,000 units). The Artist 100 position is a new best for Gucci Mane, who previously hit No. 6 in August 2016.
Among other Artist 100 action, Beck matches his No. 17 peak (first set in 2015), thanks to the Billboard 200 bow of his new album Colors (No. 3, 46,000 units), and St. Vincent debuts at No. 40 on the strength of her new album Masseduction (No. 10, 29,000 units).
Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.