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Nav Hits No. 1 on Artist 100, Powered by ‘Good Intentions’ Album Debut

Nav re-enters the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 23) at No. 1 to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time.

Nav re-enters the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 23) at No. 1 to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time.

The rapper tops the ranking as his third LP, Good Intentions, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 135,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The set’s lead single “Turks,” with Gunna and Travis Scott, concurrently vaults from No. 45 to No. 26 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It debuted at its No. 9 high last month.

Nav becomes the third artist to re-enter the Artist 100 at No. 1 this year, after Eminem (Feb. 1) and Kenny Chesney last week (May 16).

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Among other Artist 100 chart moves, Hayley Williams debuts at No. 22 on the strength of her debut solo album Petals for Armor, which arrives at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with 22,000 units. Two songs from the set, “Simmer” and “Dead Horse,” concurrently place at No. 28 and 36 on the Hot Rock Songs chart, respectively. Williams’ band Paramore reached a No. 13 best on the Artist 100 chart in June 2017.

Plus, late rock and roll and R&B pioneer Little Richard debuts at No. 76 on the Artist 100 in the first full tracking week after his death on May 9. His breakthrough 1955-56 classic “Tutti Frutti” enters Hot Rock Songs at No. 23, with 1.2 million U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads sold.

The Artist 100, which launched in 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.

Check out this week’s full Artist 100 chart here.