Ariana Grande rises 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Feb. 2) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a sixth total week, and for the first time since Jan. 5 (four weeks ago), as her new single “7 Rings” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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.
Grande has notched four of her six weeks atop the Artist 100 since September, when her last album, Sweetener, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. She first led the artist tally for two weeks in 2014.
Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, Post Malone dips to No. 2 after five total frames at No. 1; Future vaults 64-3, as his new album, Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD, launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200; BTS falls 2-4; and Queen rises 6-5.
Plus, Maggie Rogers claims the Artist 100’s highest debut this week, bounding in at No. 8, as her debut major-label studio LP Heard It in a Past Life arrives at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and No. 1 on Alternative Albums, with 49,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
Check out this week’s full Artist 100 chart here.