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.
Franklin re-enters as her music catalog storms back onto Billboard‘s charts. Her album 30 Greatest Hits re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 7 with 35,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music, becoming her highest-charting album in 46 years. Plus, her Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings debuts at No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums (2,000 units).
She previously spent one week on the Artist 100 in November 2014, at No. 68.
(Franklin’s surges stem largely from one day of reaction to her passing, as she died on the final day of the tracking week.)
Meanwhile, Travis Scott holds as the top musical act in the U.S. for a second consecutive week, as the rapper’s LP Astroworld leads the Billboard 200 for a second week.
Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, Nicki Minaj vaults 45-2, as her new set Queen launches at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, Drake dips 2-3 and Post Malone falls 4-5.
Elsewhere on the chart, Trippie Redd debuts at No. 13, the highest debut of the week, as his first LP Life’s a Trip opens at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip/Hop Albums (72,000 units).
Check out this week’s full Artist 100 here.