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Drake Continues to Dominate the Artist 100 Chart

Caitlin Cronenberg
Drake photographed in 2016.

He spends a 28th total week on top, second only to Taylor Swift's record 36.

Drake spends his second consecutive week, and 28th frame overall, at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated July 21). He ranks as the top musical act in the U.S. as his album Scorpion also spends its second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Completing the trifecta, Drake also conquers the Billboard Hot 100 as "In My Feelings" leaps 6-1, earning the MC his sixth No. 1, the most among rappers.

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.

A week after charting a record 27 songs on the Hot 100 (dated July 14), Drake tallies 24 songs on the latest chart, tying for the second-best weekly total; Drake is the only artist in the Hot 100's 59-year history to chart 20 or more titles in a week, a feat that he has now achieved five times. This week, in addition to "Feelings" at No. 1, he ranks in the top 10 with former leaders "Nice for What" at No. 4 and "God’s Plan" at No. 6.

On the Artist 100, only Taylor Swift has spent more time at No. 1 than Drake, logging 36 total weeks at the summit since the chart’s inception in 2014.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on the Artist 100
36, Taylor Swift
28, Drake
15, The Weeknd
11, Justin Bieber
11, Ed Sheeran
10, Adele

Swift, meanwhile, jumps 11-8 on the Artist 100, reaching her highest placement since January, as her current single "Delicate" darts to a new high (23-15) on the Hot 100.

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Post Malone holds at No. 2; BTS bumps 5-3; XXXTentacion drops 3-4; and Imagine Dragons rise 7-5.

Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.