Paul McCartney Hits No. 1 On Billboard Artist 100 Chart, Powered by 'Egypt Station' Album

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Paul McCartney

Plus, Lauren Daigle, Mac Miller and Russ reach new peaks.

Paul McCartney re-enters the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 22) at No. 1 to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time since the chart's 2014 inception.

McCartney reigns as his new album Egypt Station debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 153,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, earning the legend his eighth No. 1 set and first since 1982.

McCartney previously peaked at No. 37 on the Artist 100 in 2015, when “FourFiveSeconds" with Kanye West and Rihanna reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Beatles icon becomes the sixth act to re-enter the Artist 100 at No. 1 in 2018, following West, Jack White, Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy and Eminem.

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Eminem dips to No. 2; Lauren Daigle vaults 49-3, hitting a new peak, as her album Look Up Child launches at No. 3 on the Billboard 200; BTS dips 2-4; and Drake drops 3-5.

Meanwhile, Mac Miller re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 6, a new best rank, in the first full tracking week after his death on Sept. 13. The late MC concurrently lands three songs on the Hot 100 and seven entries on the Billboard 200.

Plus, Russ re-enters at No. 9, also a new peak, as his LP Zoo zooms onto the Billboard 200 at No. 4 with 79,000 units.

Check out this week's full Artist 100 chart here.