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Queen, Kane Brown & The Beatles Shine in Artist 100 Chart's Top 10

Freddie Mercury of Queen
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Freddie Mercury of Queen performs at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes on June 5, 1982 in England. 

Queen reigns for a second week & Brown bounds 32-2.

Kane Brown vaults from No. 32 to No. 2 on this week's Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 24), as his sophomore studio album Experiment debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 124,000 equivalent album units earned, 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.

Brown also benefits from the album's lead single "Lose It," which dethrones Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" after a record 50 weeks atop the Hot Country Songs chart. "Lose It" also jumps 53-28 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Brown's third top 40 hit.

Brown previously peaked at No. 5 on the Artist 100 in October 2017.

Queen rules as the top musical act in the U.S. for a second straight week, holding atop the Artist 100. Following the Nov. 2 premiere of the new Bohemian Rhapsody biopic about the band and late frontman Freddie Mercury, its soundtrack dips 3-7 on the Billboard 200 (54,000 units, down 8 percent). Queen narrowly fends off Brown for No. 1 on the Artist 100, despite a 21 percent drop in overall metrics, while Brown bounds by 395 percent.

Queen is the first duo or group to spend consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Artist 100 since Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in October 2017, following Petty's death.

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Imagine Dragons jumps 5-3, Ariana Grande dips 2-4 and Drake rises 6-5.

Plus, The Beatles re-enter the chart at No. 10, as the group's 1968 self-titled classic double LP, often referred to as the White Album, re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 6 following its 50th anniversary reissue (63,000 units, up 1,499 percent). The Fab Four earn their highest Artist 100 placement since June 2017, when they hit a No. 5 high.

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