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Bon Jovi Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

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Bon Jovi performs on stage at iHeartRadio Icons With Bon Jovi Presented By AutoZone at the iHeartRadio Theater New York on Feb. 21, 2018 in New York City.

Plus, 6ix9ine reaches a new peak & Grey earns the chart's highest debut.

Bon Jovi re-enters the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated March 10) at No. 1 for a second total week on top, as the group's 2016 album This House Is Not for Sale concurrently returns at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

The LP re-enters atop the Billboard 200 with 120,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 1, according to Nielsen Music. Essentially all of its sum is traditional album sales. The surge back to No. 1 is owed nearly entirely to sales generated by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer accompanying Bon Jovi's upcoming U.S. arena tour.

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.

Bon Jovi previously spent a week atop the Artist 100 when This House Is Not for Sale launched at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated Nov. 26, 2016.

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Ed Sheeran holds at No. 2, Post Malone powers 9-3, matching his peak, Drake falls to No. 4 from No. 1 (after 26 nonconsecutive weeks on top) and Imagine Dragons dip 4-5.

Among other Artist 100 moves, rapper 6ix9ine vaults from No. 60 to a new peak of No. 13 as his debut album DAY69 opens at No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 55,000 units. He also boasts five entries on the Billboard Hot 100, led by his breakthrough hit "Gummo" at No. 16.

Meanwhile, Grey earns the Artist 100's highest debut at No. 86, as the duo's "The Middle," with Zedd and Maren Morris, continues to scale the Hot 100, rising to No. 11. It leads Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a fifth week.

Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.