Rod Wave Rules Artist 100 Chart For First Time, Thanks to First Billboard 200 Leader 'SoulFly'

Rod Wave
Tyler Benz

Rod Wave

He also boasts 14 songs on the Hot 100.

As Rod Wave celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 -- as SoulFly arrives with 130,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data -- the artist has even more reason to celebrate: He jumps from No. 32 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated April 10) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time.

He concurrently lands 14 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including three in the top 40. Here's a recap:

Rank, Title
No. 11, "Tombstone"
No. 16, "Street Runner"
No. 26, "Richer," featuring Polo G
No. 55, "SoulFly"
No. 62, "Gone Till November"
No. 64, "Don't Forget"
No. 66, "Blame on You"
No. 72, "All I Got"
No. 86, "Pills & Billz"
No. 89, "How the Game Go"
No. 90, "OMDB"
No. 95, "What's Love??"
No. 97, "Shock Da World"
No. 99, "Sneaky Links"

Among other Artist 100 chart moves, Carrie Underwood re-enters at No. 2 thanks to her new LP My Savior, which opens at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200. She spent a week atop the Artist 100 in 2018.

NF returns to the Artist 100 at No. 4, as his new set Clouds (The Mixtape) enters the Billboard 200 at No. 3. He led the Artist 100 for a week in 2019. Plus, Lil Nas X re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 10 as his new single "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" launches atop the Hot 100. He reached No. 3 on the Artist 100 in 2019, when his breakthrough smash "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, ruled the Hot 100 for a record 19 weeks.

The Artist 100, which launched in 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.

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