The Artist 100 (which launched in July 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.
The Weeknd leads the Artist 100 chart for a 13th total week, with streaming accounting for the greatest share of his chart action (35 percent), as his hit single "Starboy" (featuring Daft Punk) ranks at No. 4 on the Streaming Songs chart (20 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen Music). His album of the same name leads the Billboard 200 for a fourth total (and third consecutive) week, with 61,000 equivalent album units. Follow-up single "I Feel It Coming," also featuring Daft Punk, adds to The Weeknd's streaming total, rising 35-34 on Streaming Songs (7.5 million).
Ed Sheeran drops to No. 2 on the Artist 100, after his second total week at No. 1, powered a week ago by the arrival of his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, "Shape of You," as well as fellow new single "Castle on the Hill," which bowed at No. 6 on the Hot 100. On the new Artist 100, Sheeran declines by 42 percent in overall activity, as the tracks descend to Nos. 2 and 28, respectively, on the Hot 100.
Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, The Chainsmokers surge 10-3 (after peaking at No. 2), as the EDM/pop pair's new single "Paris" starts at No. 7 on the Hot 100; Bruno Mars drops 3-4; and Drake dips 4-5.
Check out this week's entire Artist 100 here.