BTS Top the Billboard Artist 100 Chart For Third Week

Plus, Anderson. Paak re-enters at No. 11.

BTS returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated April 27) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a third total week, as the group's new LP Map of the Soul: Persona debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

The septet became the first K-pop act to hit No. 1 on the Artist 100 chart last June and returned to the top in September. BTS remains the only K-pop act to have ruled the ranking (which began in 2014).

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.

Map of the Soul: Persona launches with 230,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, marking the biggest weekly total for a K-pop album, while the set generates two Billboard Hot 100 entries: "Boy With Luv," featuring Halsey, debuts at No. 8, marking the highest-charting hit for a K-pop song by a group, and "Make It Right" enters at No. 95.  

Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, Billie Eilish holds at No. 2, Khalid dips to No. 3 after his first week at the summit and Ariana Grande and Post Malone keep at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.

Plus, Anderson .Paak re-enters at No. 11, a new peak, as his LP Ventura debuts at a career-best No. 4 on the Billboard 200 (55,000 units).

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


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