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Adele Spends 12th Week at No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart, Thanks to ‘Easy on Me’

Adele tallies a 12th total week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 6), holding as the top musical act in the U.S. thanks to her latest hit song, "Easy on Me."

Adele tallies a 12th total week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 6), holding as the top musical act in the U.S. thanks to her latest hit song, “Easy on Me.”

The ballad logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 61.5 million radio audience impressions, 31.8 million U.S. streams and 23,100 downloads sold in the week ending Oct. 28, according to MRC Data. The lead single from her alum 30, due Nov. 19, became her fifth leader a week ago, and her first since “Hello” in 2015-16.

With her 12th week atop the Artist 100, Adele ties Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran for the eighth-most weeks spent at No. 1, dating to the chart’s launch in 2014. Taylor Swift has led for a record 49 weeks, followed by Drake (36), The Weeknd (22), BTS (20), Ariana Grande (15), Post Malone and Justin Bieber (14 apiece).

Drake rises 3-2 on the Artist 100, powered by his latest LP, Certified Lover Boy. The set spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 74,000 equivalent album units, becoming his third album to spend at least that many weeks on top, after 2016’s Views (13 weeks) and 2018’s Scorpion (five).

Olivia Rodrigo rises 7-3 on the Artist 100 as her LP Sour stands at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 (38,000 units) and its former No. 1 single “Good 4 U” holds steady in the top 10 of the Hot 100 at No. 8. Ed Sheeran rises 6-4 thanks to his singles “Bad Habits” and “Shivers,” which place at Nos. 5 and 7 on the Hot 100, respectively. Sheeran is likely to see gains on next week’s Artist 100, thanks to the Oct. 29 release of his new album =.

Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, The Weeknd jumps 10-5 thanks to his new single with Swedish House Mafia, “Moth to a Flame,” which debuts at No. 27 on the Hot 100, the chart’s highest debut of the week. He’s also aided by four additional singles on the Hot 100: “You Right,” with Doja Cat, at No. 16; “Save Your Tears,” at No. 17; and “Take My Breath,” at No. 32.

Plus, two acts reach the Artist 100’s top 10 for the first time, led by Elton John, who surges 57-7 as his new album The Lockdown Sessions starts at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 (29,000 units). The set includes his Dua Lipa collaboration “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix),” which jumps 21-15 on the Hot 100.

Plus, SEVENTEEN re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 10 (after the act previously peaked at, fittingly, No. 17). The group’s new release SEVENTEEN 9th Mini Album: Attacca debuts at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 (27,000 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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