BTS Becomes First Group to Spend 5 Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart
Plus, Sammy Hagar debuts at No. 10.
BTS makes history on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 25), as it becomes the first group or duo to rule for five weeks, surpassing its tie with twosome Twenty One Pilots. BTS rises 3-1, becoming the top musical act in the U.S. thanks in part to a boost in social media points.
BTS became the first K-pop act to hit No. 1 on the Artist 100 last June. 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.
Taylor Swift holds the overall record for most weeks atop the Artist 100, with 36. Here's an updated look at the acts with the most total time at No. 1 since the list launched in 2014:
Most Weeks at No. 1 on Artist 100
36, Taylor Swift
15, The Weeknd
13, Ariana Grande
11, Justin Bieber
11, Ed Sheeran
7, Bruno Mars
5, Kendrick Lamar
5, Post Malone
Sammy Hagar debuts at No. 10 on the Artist 100 as he notches his first solo top 10 on the Billboard 200 with Space Between (40,000 equivalent albums units earned, according to Nielsen Music, nearly all from album sales, mostly powered by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer for his tour that started in April). Hagar previously hit the Billboard 200's top 10 via seven sets with his former band Van Halen (between 1986 and 2004) and two with Chickenfoot (in 2009 and 2011).
Check out this week's full Artist 100 chart here.