Drake Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

Drake is topping the charts as he returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Nov. 7).

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard‘s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, 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.

Drake rises 3-1 for a sixth nonconsecutive week atop the Artist 100 (trailing only Taylor Swift’s record 31 frames at the summit and The Weeknd’s eight). Drake is up by 4 percent in overall activity, with digital song sales marking his greatest driver (43 percent) and social reaction his greatest gainer (up 78 percent). On Digital Songs, he returns to No. 1 with “Hotline Bling” (up 29 percent to 153,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music), following the release of its official video on Apple Music Oct. 19.

 

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