Eric Church Spends Second Week Atop Artist 100 Chart, Thanks to 'Heart & Soul'

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Eric Church photographed on March 11, 2021 at Taylor House Studio in Nashville. Karcher jacket, Thread Co. t-shirt, Diesel jeans, Lucchese boots, Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Plus, Moneybagg Yo jumps 44-2.

Eric Church logs his second total and consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 8), as he holds as the top musical act in the U.S.

Dating to the Artist 100's launch in 2014, Church is just the second core country artist to log back-to-back weeks at No. 1. He follows Morgan Wallen, who spent five consecutive weeks on top in January and February.

Church reigns on the strength of his three new albums, collectively referred to as Heart & Soul. A week earlier, Heart debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 (dated May 1) with 49,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data. This week, Soul starts at No. 4 (53,000), while & enters at No. 83 (11,000). Soul also gives Church back-to-back No. 1s on the Top Album Sales chart, following the launch of Heart.

Plus, Soul single "Hell of a View" zooms from No. 41 to No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning Church his sixth top 40 hit and first since 2014, when "Give Me Back My Hometown" rose to No. 36. He's reached a No. 19 best with "Springsteen" in 2012. On the Country Airplay chart, Church boasts nine No. 1s among 16 top 10s.

Meanwhile, Moneybagg Yo vaults 44-2 on the Artist 100, reaching the top 10 for the first time. The rapper scores his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as A Gangsta's Pain arrives with 110,000 units.

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.

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