Taylor Swift vaults 22-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 graph (dated Sept. 16), to become the very best musical act in the U.S., leading the listing for the first time since the tally dated July 11, 2015. She adds a 32nd complete week on top, stretching her record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 in the graph’s three-year history.
The Artist 100, which started in July 2014, steps artist action across key metrics of music consumption, mixing track and album sales, radio airplay, streaming and social networking fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional standing of artist recognition.
Swift’s jump is powered by her latest single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” that soars 77-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making the singer-songwriter her fifth No. 1 and breaking the record, previously set by Adele’s “Hello,” for the most U.S. flows for a tune in a week by a female artist (84.4 million, according to Nielsen Music). The only also boasts the maximum weekly sales for any tune in 2017 (353,000), besting the year’s former high set by Ed Sheeran’s “Form of You” (240,000).
As Swift rockets by 459 percentage in total activity, digital song sales contribute nearly all her Artist 100 points (57 percent), followed by streaming (25 percent).
Together with her record-padding 32nd week at No. 1, here’s an updated look at the functions to direct the Artist 100 the longest.
Weeks at No. 1, Artist
32, Taylor Swift
14, The Weeknd
11, Justin Bieber
Below Swift on the Artist 100, rapper Lil Uzi Vert jumps from No. 37 to a new peak of No. 2 (up 413 percent), as he scores his first No. 1 record on the Billboard 200, Luv Is Rage two.
Queens of the Stone Age debut at No. 3 to the Artist 100, since the rock group’s seventh studio album Villains arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Rounding out the Artist 100’s top five, rapper XXXTENTACION re-enters in a new peak of No. 4, easily surpassing his former No. 91 highpoint, as his 17 starts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and Picture Dragons drop 2-5.
Check out this week’s complete Artist 100 here.