Latin Grammys 2018
Huncho Jack Debuts on Artist 100, Ed Sheeran Returns to No. 1
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.
Huncho Jack's Artist 100 debut is powered by its new album Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, which arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 90,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
The set, which launches at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums, helps Scott and Quavo add to their already impressive chart repertoire. Scott has earned two top five solo albums on the Billboard 200 (one of which, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, hit No. 1 in 2016), while Quavo, as a member of trio Migos, reached the summit via the group's Culture in February 2017. Quavo hasn't yet released (or announced plans for) a solo album.
As solo acts, Travis Scott reached No. 5 on the Artist 100 in September 2016 and Quavo peaked at No. 47 August 2017. (Migos led the list concurrent with Culture crowning the Billboard 200.)
Ed Sheeran is once again the top musical act in the U.S., leading the Artist 100 for a seventh total week (2-1), as his single "Perfect," with Beyoncé, tallies its fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100. The track gains by 8 percent to 164,000 downloads sold, earning a fifth week at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, and pushes by 4 percent to 130 million in radio audience. The song also sports 37.7 million U.S. streams.
Sheeran ties Bruno Mars for the sixth-most weeks spent at No. 1 on the Artist 100. Taylor Swift holds the record with 36 weeks, followed by Drake (25), The Weeknd (14), Justin Bieber (11) and Adele (10).
Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.