TWICE Tops Billboard Artist 100 Chart For First Time Thanks To ‘Between 1&2’ Debut

TWICE goes back in Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 10) at No. 1 to become the top musical act in the US for the first time, thanks to the group’s new release Between 1&2: 11th mini album.

The EP hovers at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales and World Albums charts and None. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 100,000 equivalent album units earned in August. 26-Sept. 1 tracking week, according to Luminate. It marks the South Korean group’s third Billboard 200 top 10, and matches his best rank, after Formula for love: O+T=<3, The 3rd full album (No. 3) and Taste of Love: The 10th Mini Album (No. 6), both in 2021.

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TWICE becomes the fifth K-pop group to hit No. 1 on the Artist 100, dated to the chart’s launch in 2014. It joins BTS, who have reigned for 21 weeks (the fourth-most in the chart’s history), BLACKPINK, Stray Kids, and SuperM, who have each led in a week at a time.

DJ Khaled jumps 100-3 on the Artist 100 — the jump of 97 spots is the biggest in the chart’s history — and ranks in the top 10 for the first time since May 2021, when he led the list. His new album God did launches as his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with 107,500 units earned.

Plus, Kendrick Lamar jumps 18-4 on the Artist 100, sparked by August. 26 vinyl release of his former Billboard 200 No. 1 Sir. Moral & The Big Steppers. The LP returns 24-4 on the Billboard 200, with 36,000 of its 55,000 units for the week via vinyl album sales.

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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