Eminem Returns to No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart, Thanks to 'Kamikaze' Debut
Plus, Troye Sivan re-enters at No. 7, a new peak.
Eminem returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 15) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a second total week, and for the first time since Jan. 3, as his new set Kamikaze launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 434,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
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.
Eminem, who vaults from No. 64 on the Artist 100, also reigns thanks to his dominance on the Billboard Hot 100, where 11 tracks from Kamikaze debut. He becomes the fifth act to debut multiple songs in the Hot 100's top 10 simultaneously, as "Lucky You," featuring Joyner Lucas, and "The Ringer" bound in at Nos. 6 and 8, respectively.
Eminem first topped the Artist 100 on the Jan. 3-dated ranking, powered by the chart start of his previous set, Revival.
Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, BTS dips from No. 1 to No. 2; Drake falls 2-3; Post Malone rises 5-4; and Imagine Dragons lift 7-5.
Among other Artist 100 moves, Troye Sivan re-enters at No. 7, a new peak, as his new album Bloom debuts at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 72,000 units.
Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.