Taylor Swift rules the Billboard Artist 100 chart for a record-extending 61st week

Taylor Swift extends its record run at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated January 21), as she tallies her 61st week as the top musical act in the US.


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Swift continues her dominance as her hit “Anti-Hero” logs a eighth week on top Billboard Hot 100, which surpassed “Blank Space’s” seven-week reign in 2014-15 to become her longest-running No. 1 on the chart. “What on earth,” Swift wondered on Instagram, shares a post from Billboard about the company. “I love you.”

Follow-up single “Lavender Haze” charted at No. 30 on the Hot 100, with “Bejeweled” at No. 91. Both tracks are from Swift’s album Midnightswhich sits at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 81,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Luminate, after spending five weeks at No. 1. Swift places nine sets on the latest Billboard 200, the most of any act: Midnights, Love (No. 28), Folklore (No. 30), 1989 (No. 41), Red (Taylor’s Version) (No. 43), Evermore (No. 60), reputation (No. 64), Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (No. 136) and Speak now (No. 143).

Rounding out the top five of Artist 100, SZA holds at No. 2, as her album SEA spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200; Morgan Wallen repeats at No. 3; The Weeknd holder of No. 4; and Drake rises 7-5.

Elsewhere on the Artist 100, BTS vaults 77-8, returning to the top 10 due to their 2017 album Love yourself: her. Following the set’s release on vinyl, it re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 13 (21,000 units, up 1,817%; it hit No. 7 in October 2017) and launches at No. 1 on Vinyl albums chart (18,000 copies sold on vinyl), making it the group’s first leader (and entry).

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, mix of album and track sales, radio airplay and streaming to provide a weekly multidimensional ranking of artist popularity.

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