Juice WRLD Hits No. 1 On Billboard Artist 100 Chart For First Time

ISSUE 6 2019 - DO NOT USE - OUT ON MARCH 7, 2019 AT 10AM EST
Olivia Bee
Juice WRLD photographed on Feb. 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. 

Plus, Maren Morris re-enters in the top 10.

Juice WRLD vaults from No. 18 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated March 23), to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, as the rapper's new album Death Race for Love debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 165,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

The set launches with the largest unit count for an R&B/hip-hop album this year, and the highest total since Meek Mill's Championships (229,000) in December.

The Artist 100 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.

Juice WRLD's reign is also powered by his seven entries on the Billboard Hot 100, three of which place in the top 40: "Robbery" (No. 27), his former No. 2 smash "Lucid Dreams" (No. 37) and "Hear Me Calling" (No. 38).

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Ariana Grande dips to No. 2 after 11 cumulative weeks at No. 1; Queen descends 2-3; Post Malone gains 6-4; and BTS jumps 13-5, as the K-Pop superstars score a 118th week atop the Social 50 chart (up 57 percent in social reaction).

Also on the Artist 100, Maren Morris re-enters at No. 10, a new peak, as her sophomore LP GIRL debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 (46,000 units).

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

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