Drake remains the top musical act in the United States, ranking at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated July 16) for a 15th total week.
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard‘s most influential charts, including the Hot 100, 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.
Notably, Drake leads the Artist 100, Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously for a record-breaking eighth total week (having first tripled up on the May 21 charts). He passes Taylor Swift, who previously dominated the three charts simultaneously for seven weeks; only Adele (six weeks) and The Weeknd (two) have also previously achieved the threefold feat (dating to the Artist 100’s July 2014 inception). As previously reported, Drake’s “One Dance” (featuring WizKid and Kyla) spends an eighth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, while parent album Views logs a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
As Drake crowns the Artist 100 for a 15th frame, he extends another record: the most weeks at No. 1 on the chart among solo males; Justin Bieber is second among males with 11 weeks at No. 1. Among all acts, only Swift has led longer than Drake: 31 weeks.
Drake holds atop the Artist 100 with streaming marking the biggest share of his chart points (44 percent), followed by digital song sales (19 percent) and album sales (17 percent).
Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, twenty one pilots return to their No. 2 peak (3-2); Rihanna rebounds 4-3; Beyonce rises 5-4; and Bieber returns to the top five (6-5).
Check out this week’s entire Artist 100 here.