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After becoming the first K-pop act to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart in June, BTS returns to the top (on the chart dated Sept. 8), reigning as the top musical act in the U.S. for a second total week.
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.
BTS' return to No. 1 is powered by the group's new LP Love Yourself: Answer, which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 185,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, the biggest week in album units ever for a K-pop act.