Drake Earns a 34th Week Atop Artist 100 Chart, Kacey Musgraves Hits No. 2

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Plus, Metallica surges into the top 10.

Drake tallies a 34th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 25), thanks to the continued success of his latest LP, Certified Lover Boy.

The album scores a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 236,000 equivalent album units earned, according to MRC Data.

Plus, 19 of the set's 21 tracks remain on the Billboard Hot 100, led by three in the top 10: "Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug, at No. 2 after debuting at No. 1; "Knife Talk," featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat, up 5-4; and "Girls Wants Girls," featuring Lil Baby, down 2-10.

Drake has spent the second-most weeks at No. 1 on the Artist 100, dating to the chart's 2014 inception, after Taylor Swift (48 weeks).

Kacey Musgraves re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 2, a new peak, thanks to her new LP Star-Crossed, which debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 77,000 units, marking her fourth top five title.

Plus, Metallica jumps from No. 45 to No. 5 on the Artist 100 thanks to the 30th anniversary reissue of its 1991 self-titled LP. The set rises 158-9 on the Billboard 200, placing in the top 10 for the first time in over 29 years. The group peaked at No. 2 on the Artist 100 December 2016.

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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