Josh Groban and Brockhampton Re-Enter the Artist 100 Chart at Nos. 2 & 3

Josh Groban
Brian Bowen Smith

Josh Groban

Plus, Eminem returns to No. 1.

Josh Groban re-enters the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Oct. 6) at No. 2, matching his peak, as his eighth studio album Bridges arrives at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 96,000 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.

Groban first hit No. 2 on the Artist 100 in May 2015, fueled by the chart entrance of his seventh LP Stages. Along with its No. 2 Billboard 200 bow, Bridges begins as the week's top-selling album, launching at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 94,000 copies sold.

Brockhampton also re-enters the Artist 100, at No. 3, a new peak, as the hip-hop collective's new set Iridescence opens as its first at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 101,000 units. (The group had spent one prior week on the list, at No. 95, in January.)

Meanwhile, Eminem returns to No. 1 on the Artist 100 for a third total week, as his album Kamikaze ranks at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, three weeks after debuting at No. 1. He also charts four songs on the Billboard Hot 100: "Killshot" (No. 5), "Lucky You," featuring Joyner Lucas (No. 28); "Fall" (No. 73); and "The Ringer" (No. 95).

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Drake falls 3-4 and Imagine Dragons rise 6-5.

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


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