Drake Earns a 34th Week Atop Artist 100 Chart

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Drake has spent the second-most weeks at No. 1 on the Artist 100, dating to the chart’s 2014 inception, after Taylor Swift (48 weeks).

Kacey Musgraves re-enters the Artist 100 at No. 2, a new peak, thanks to her new LP Star-Crossed, which debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 77,000 units, marking her fourth top five title.

Plus, Metallica jumps from No. 45 to No. 5 on the Artist 100 thanks to the 30th anniversary reissue of its 1991 self-titled LP. The set rises 158-9 on the Billboard 200, placing in the top 10 for the first time in over 29 years. The group peaked at No. 2 on the Artist 100 December 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.

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