Taylor Swift Surges to No. 1 on Artist 100, Camila Cabello Hits Top 10

Mert & Marcus
Taylor Swift

Swift scores a record-extending 34th week on top, while Cabello reaches the region for the first time as a soloist. Plus, Evanescence debuts.

Taylor Swift jumps 4-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Dec. 2) to earn her 34th total week atop the ranking, extending her record for most weeks at No. 1 in the chart's three-year history.

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.

Swift's return to the top is powered by her latest album Reputation, which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 1.238 million equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. The set, Swift's fifth No. 1, earns the biggest unit week for an album in 2017 and the largest sales frame (1.216 million in traditional album sales) for an album since Adele's 25 in 2015; after its first week, Reputation is also already 2017's top-selling album. Further, Reputation scores the 10th-largest sales week for any album since Nielsen Music began tracking began tracking sales electronically in 1991.

Album sales contribute the majority of Swift's Artist 100 points (93 percent).

Most Weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100
Artist, Weeks at No. 1
Taylor Swift, 34
Drake, 25
The Weeknd, 14
Justin Bieber, 11
Adele, 10

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Ed Sheeran rises 3-2, Imagine Dragons jump 5-3, Post Malone rises 6-4 and last week's champion, Sam Smith, drops to No. 5.

Camila Cabello climbs to the Artist 100's top 10 for the first time, soaring 21-6 on the strength of her hit single "Havana," featuring Young Thug. The single ranks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, trailing Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, but gains in all metrics, rising to No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, where it's her first leader (up 31 percent to 75,000 downloads sold), and No. 3 on both Radio Songs (up 17 percent to 87 million audience impressions) and Streaming Songs (up 1 percent to 33 million U.S. streams).

As a member of Fifth Harmony, which Cabello departed in December 2016, she also hit a No. 6 high on the Artist 100, as the act reached that peak in June 2016.

Among other Artist 100 moves, Evanescence debuts at No. 48 as its fourth studio album, Synthesis, arrives at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 (34,000 units), earning the group its fourth top 10. Its previous two sets, The Open Door in 2006 and Evanescence in 2011, debuted at No. 1.

Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.


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