The Weeknd tallies his landmark 20th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 9), thanks to the continued success of his album After Hours and its hit singles.
The set places at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, after ruling for four weeks, with 48,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It debuted atop the list dated April 4 with 444,000 units, the largest weekly total for any album this year.
Meanwhile, three songs from the LP rank on the Billboard Hot 100: “Blinding Lights,” at No. 2, following four weeks at No. 1; “Heartless,” at No. 37, after a week on top; and “In Your Eyes,” at No. 51.
Since the Artist 100’s 2014 launch, only Taylor Swift and Drake have spent more time at No. 1 than The Weeknd, with 37 and 31 weeks on top, respectively.
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.
The Weeknd returns to No. 1 on the Artist 100, from No. 3, as last week’s leader, DaBaby, drops to No. 3. Travis Scott flies 28-2 as his new single, “The Scotts,” with Kid Cudi, launches atop the Hot 100, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again bounds 43-4 as his new album, 38 Baby 2, starts atop the Billboard 200.
Among other Artist 100 moves, Danzig debuts at No. 67, as the veteran hard rock band’s new LP Danzig Sings Elvis, a covers set of Elvis Presley songs, arrives at No. 6 on the Album Sales chart with 6,000 copies sold.