Dave Matthews Band Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart
The group reigns as its new album 'Come Tomorrow' launches atop the Billboard 200.
The Artist 100 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.
DMB posts its first week atop the Artist 100 (which launched in July 2014), as its new album Come Tomorrow debuts as the band's seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 292,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 14, according to Nielsen Music.
Over halfway through 2018, the act is the third rock band to top the Artist 100 this year, following Bon Jovi (March 10) and Fall Out Boy (Feb. 3). In all of 2017, seven rock groups led the list: Linkin Park, Imagine Dragons, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and U2. That was up from four rock duos or groups in 2016 (The Lumineers, Blink-182, twenty one pilots and Bon Jovi) and just one in 2015 (Mumford & Sons).
Post Malone holds at No. 2 on the Artist 100, and Kids See Ghosts, the pairing of Kanye West and Kid Cudi, debuts at No. 3 as their collaborative album Kids See Ghosts opens at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (142,00 units).
Check out this week's entire Artist 100 here.