Dua Lipa Tops Artist 100 Chart for First Time, Thanks to 'Levitating' Bump

Dua Lipa
Nicole Nodland

Dua Lipa photographed on November 15, 2020 at Malcolm Ryan Studios in London.

She's the first British woman to reign since Adele five years ago.

Dua Lipa jumps from No. 7 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 22) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time.

The London-born pop singer-songwriter leads as "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, hits a new No. 2 high on the Billboard Hot 100, with 59.7 million radio airplay audience impressions, 21.9 million U.S. streams and 19,900 sold in the latest tracking week, according to MRC Data. All three sums mark the highest weekly totals yet for the song. Her single "We're Good" also rises 39-31, reaching a new peak.

Her album Future Nostalgia concurrently rises 7-5 on the latest Billboard 200 with 36,000 equivalent album units, after reaching as high as No. 3 in March.

Before Lipa, the last British soloist to lead the Artist 100 chart was Harry Styles in December 2019. The last British solo woman was Adele in March 2016.

Among other Artist 100 chart moves, Weezer re-enters at No. 8, a new peak and the group's first week in the top 10, as its new LP Van Weezer debuts at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200 (27,000 equivalent album units), as well as No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart (23,000 copies sold).

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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