BTS logs its second consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 4), reigning as the top musical act in the U.S. for a fourth total week. The group’s new LP Map of the Soul: PERSONA ranks at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 after debuting at No. 1 a week earlier.
BTS became the first K-pop act to hit No. 1 on the Artist 100 last June, and now becomes the first K-pop act to spend consecutive weeks atop the ranking.
Map of the Soul: PERSONA tallied 57,000 equivalent album units in its second week, after opening with 230,000, according to Nielsen Music. The lead single from the album, “Boy With Luv,” featuring Halsey, stands at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at No. 8, marking the first single by a K-pop group to spend multiple weeks in the Hot 100’s top 40.
The Artist 100, which began 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.
Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, Billie Eilish holds at No. 2, as her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? rebounds to No. 1 on the Billboard 200; Ariana Grande rises 4-3; Khalid dips 3-4; and Post Malone holds at No. 5.
Just outside the Artist 100’s top five, Lizzo debuts at No. 7, as her new album and major-label debut Cuz I Love You launches at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with 41,000 units. The set’s lead single “Juice” concurrently arrives at No. 36 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
Check out this week’s full Artist 100 chart here.