Lady Gaga Is No. 1, Bradley Cooper No. 3 On Artist 100, Thanks to 'A Star Is Born' Soundtrack

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga attends a photocall for the film A Star is Born presented out of competition on Aug. 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. 

Plus, twenty one pilots soar to No. 2.

Lady Gaga returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Oct. 20) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a third total week. Powering her rise, the A Star Is Born Soundtrack, by Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who bounds to No. 3 on the Artist 100, debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 231,000 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.

Gaga, who vaults from No. 30 on the Artist 100, also benefits from her presence on the Billboard Hot 100. The soundtrack's lead single "Shallow," with Cooper, jumps from No. 28 to No. 5, marking her 15th top 10, and Cooper's first. In total, five songs from the soundtrack ("Shallow," three by Gaga and one by Cooper) appear on the Hot 100.

Gaga first led the Artist 100 on Nov. 12, 2016, when her album Joanne launched atop the Billboard 200, and again on Feb. 25, 2017, when the set blasted 66-2 following her Super Bowl LI halftime show performance.

Cooper also makes a big gain on the Artist 100, as the leading man leaps 47-3. Along with "Shallow," Cooper earns his second Hot 100 entry and first on his own, as "Maybe It's Time" enters at No. 93. The track was written by Jason Isbell and performed in the movie and for the soundtrack by Cooper.

Twenty one pilots surge 62-2 on the Artist 100, as their new set Trench debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 175,000 units. The duo has spent four total weeks at No. 1, all in 2016.

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Eric Church re-enters at No. 4, as his new album Desperate Man bows at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 (116,000), and Lil Wayne dips to No. 5 following his first week at No. 1.

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


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