Drake remains the top musical act in the United States, ranking at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated July 2) for a 13th total week. Plus, Nick Jonas vaults to a new peak at No. 5 as his new album, Last Year Was Complicated, bows as the top-selling album in the U.S.
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 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.
As Drake crowns the Artist 100 for a 13th frame, he extends his mark for the most weeks at No. 1 among males, dating to the chart’s July 2014 inception; Justin Bieber is second among male soloists with 11 weeks at No. 1. Among all acts, only Taylor Swift has led longer than Drake: 31 weeks.
Drake holds atop the Artist 100 with streaming marking the biggest share of his chart points (47 percent), followed by digital song sales (21 percent). As previously reported, “Dance” spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, while parent album Views logs a seventh week at the apex of the Billboard 200. Drake leads the Artist 100, Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously for a sixth total week (having first tripled up on the May 21 charts). Only Swift (seven weeks), Adele (six) and The Weeknd (two) have previously achieved the threefold feat.
Rihanna rises 4-2 on the Artist 100, revisiting her best rank, followed by Bieber — steady at No. 3 — and Beyonce, down to No. 4 from her No. 2 peak.
Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, Jonas rockets 51-5 (up 249 percent in overall activity), surpassing his prior No. 11 peak. Album sales account for 61 percent of his Artist 100 points, as his new album, Last Year Was Complicated, launches at No. 1 on Top Album Sales (47,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen Music) and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (66,000 equivalent album units).
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