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Adele Tops Billboard Artist 100 for 10th Week

The star is just the second act to lead the list for double-digit weeks since its 2014 start.

Adele remains the top musical act in the U.S., holding the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated March 12) for a 10th total week.

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard‘s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

With her 10th (cumulative) week atop the Artist 100, Adele is just the second act to total double-digit weeks at No. 1. Here’s an updated look at the artists with the most frames at the summit since the Artist 100 launched in July 2014:


31 weeks, Taylor Swift
10 weeks, Adele
8 weeks, The Weeknd
7 weeks, Justin Bieber
6 weeks, Drake

Last week (as reflected on the March 5-dated chart), Adele sported a 21 percent gain in overall activity, with album 25 soaring by 526 percent after she performed at the Grammy Awards Feb. 15 (broadcast on CBS). This week, she’s down by 19 percent in overall points. Albums sales again mark her greatest points contributor (54 percent).

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Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Drake keep at Nos. 2, 3 and 4, respectively, and Twenty One Pilots make a return flight to the top five (7-5).

Meanwhile, Danish pop band Lukas Graham (fronted by Lukas Graham Forchhammer) reaches the Artist 100’s top 40 (51-30), up by 31 percent in activity. Its breakout hit “7 Years” is nearing the Hot 100’s top 10, bounding 20-12, up by 20 percent in digital sales to 77,000 sold, 34 percent to 8.1 million U.S. streams and 25 percent to 34 million in radio audience. The single pushes 9-6 on Digital Songs and 34-19 on Streaming Songs and debuts at No. 42 on Radio Songs.

Check out the entire Artist 100 here.