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.
Notably, Drake leads the Artist 100, Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously for a record-extending ninth total week (having first tripled up on the May 21 charts). Taylor Swift previously dominated the three charts simultaneously for seven weeks (dating to the Artist 100’s July 2014 inception). As previously reported, Drake’s “One Dance” (featuring WizKid and Kyla) spends a 10th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, while parent album Views likewise logs a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
As Drake crowns the Artist 100 for a 16th 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 (43 percent), followed by digital song sales (21 percent), airplay (18 percent) and album sales (16 percent).
Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, Twenty One Pilots return to their No. 2 peak, from No. 3; Rihanna rises 4-3; Adele climbs 7-4, as her current single “Send My Love (To Your New Love)” hits the Hot 100’s top 10, jumping 12-10; and ScHoolboy Q re-enters the Artist 100 at a new peak of No. 5 (after previously reaching No. 49 two years ago), as his new Blank Face LP debuts at No. 1 on Top Album Sales and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (52,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music). Album sales account for 87 percent of his Artist 100 rank.
Meanwhile, Sia ranks in the Artist 100’s top 10 for the first time in two years, leaping 14-10 (up 19 percent in overall activity), thanks heavily to her hit single “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, which hits a new high on the Hot 100 (5-3). Sia last ranked in the Artist 100’s top 10 on the chart dated July 26, 2014, when she vaulted from No. 38 to her No. 5 peak as her album 1000 Forms of Fear debuted atop the Billboard 200. “Thrills” is from her 2016 set This Is Acting, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and Top Album Sales (Feb. 20).
Beyond the Artist 100’s top 10, last week’s leader, Blink-182, tumbles to No. 14, down 78 percent in overall activity. The band debuted at the summit last week with nearly all its points owed to album sales, as its new LP, California, launched at No. 1 on Top Album Sales (172,000 sold). In its second week, the set falls to No. 3 on Top Album Sales, down by 94 percent to 28,000.
Check out this week’s entire Artist 100 here.