Tool debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 17) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, as the rock band infuses multiple charts after its catalog was made available on streaming and digital services for the first time.
The group lands five albums on the Billboard 200 and notches its second career Billboard Hot 100 entry (and first since “Schism” in 2001), as new track “Fear Inoculum” debuts at No. 93. On the Billboard 200, AEnima, Lateralus,10,000 Days and Undertow re-enter at Nos. 10, 16, 18 and No. 19, while EP Opiate debuts at No. 59.
Since the Artist 100 launched in July 2014, Tool is the seventh group to debut at No. 1, following The Raconteurs in July, Vampire Weekend in May, Dave Matthews Band (in 2018), Arcade Fire (2017), Blink-182 (2016) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2016).
The Artist 100 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.
Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, Drake jumps 10-2 as his new album Care Package launches atop the Billboard 200, Billie Eilish dips 2-3, Khalid holds at No. 4 and Ed Sheeran slips 3-5.
Check out this week’s full Artist 100 chart here.