Post Malone Tops Artist 100 Chart For First Time Since May

ISSUE 23 2018 - DO NOT USE!!!! - ISSUE OUT OCT. 11, 2018
Sami Drasin
Post Malone photographed on Sept. 24, 2018 at The Paramour Estate in Los Angeles.

Plus, Dean Lewis debuts as ballad 'Be Alright' hits the Hot 100's top 40.

Post Malone rises 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Jan. 12) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a third total week, and for the first time since May 2018, as his Swae Lee collaboration "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" hits No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

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.

"Sunflower" concurrently rises 5-3 on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching a new peak, while the rapper/singer's former No. 3 hit "Better Now" rebounds 23-10. Plus, his latest single "Wow." vaults 47-13 on the tally following its first full tracking week.

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Ariana Grande dips to No. 2 after five total weeks on top (two in 2014 and three in 2018-19); BTS dips 2-3; Imagine Dragons hold at No. 4; and Panic! at the Disco dances 6-5.

In a quiet period for new music after the holidays, Dean Lewis claims the chart's highest debut this week at No. 80, as his breakthrough single "Be Alright" surges to the Hot 100's top 40 (63-40). It continues to grow in airplay, bulleting at No. 12 on Adult Pop Songs and No. 23 on Pop Songs.

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