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Bon Jovi Blasts to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

The band leads for the first time, fueled by its new chart-topping album, 'This House Is Not for Sale.' Plus, Rae Sremmurd roars to No. 5.

Bon Jovi is the top musical act in the U.S., re-entering the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 26) at No. 1, marking the famed rock band’s first week at the summit.

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard‘s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 (which launched in July 2014) 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.

Bon Jovi claims the most coveted real estate on the Artist 100, powered by its new album, This House Is Not for Sale — which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with 129,000 equivalent album units, and the Top Album Sales chart (128,000 in traditional sales) in the week ending Nov. 10, according to Nielsen Music. The band previously peaked at No. 34 on the Artist 100 on Sept. 12, 2015, when its last LP, the musical potpourri Burning Bridges, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 13 (25,000) and Top Album Sales at No. 8 (24,000).


While album sales mark 98 percent of Bon Jovi’s Artist 100 points total, the new set’s title-cut lead single has become a rare type of hit: a top 10 on Adult Contemporary (where it holds at its No. 10 peak) with only minor support from other formats; it reached No. 33 on the Nov. 19 Adult Pop Songs chart.

Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, Drake dips to No. 2 (after 23 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, the most among male artists); twenty one pilots hold at No. 3; The Chainsmokers bump 8-4; and Rae Sremmurd rockets 25-5, passing its prior No. 7 peak, as the hip-hop duo’s “Black Beatles” (featuring Gucci Mane) flies 9-1 on the Hot 100. Buoyed by its usage in Mannequin Challenge viral videos, the track charges 16-1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, up 320 percent to 144,000 downloads sold, and 5-1 on Streaming Songs (43.3 million U.S. streams, up 122 percent). The duo logs a 147 percent gain in overall activity, with download sales (47 percent) and streaming (41 percent) the greatest contributors.

Check out this week’s entire Artist 100 here.